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Graduate Offerings

SEDTAPP's graduate programs provide engineers of all disciplines with the ability to work together to solve design challenges, develop their leadership and entrepreneurship mindsets, and enhance their professional skills through unique and diverse graduate offerings focused on real-world, project-based learning. No GRE test scores are required. All programs are STEM OPT eligible. 

Doctor of Engineering

  • Comprehensive 45-credit program
  • Major program milestones include the qualifying exam, comprehensive exam, and praxis defense
  • Incorporates the rigor of a Ph.D. but shifts the focus of career progression from academic research to leadership in an industrial or commercial setting
  • Application deadlines:
    • Fall Deadline Apply by July 31 to start August 22
    • Spring Deadline Apply by December 5 to start January 9
    • Summer Deadline Apply by April 17, 2023, to start May 15, 2023

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Master of Science Degrees

Master of Science in Engineering Design 

  • Comprehensive two-year, 32-credit program
  • Completion of a thesis
  • Ideal for engineers wishing to pursue a traditional two-year, research-based master's degree
  • Application deadlines:
    • Funding consideration: December 15
    • Last day to apply: March 15

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Master of Engineering Degrees

Master of Engineering in Engineering Design

  • Intensive one-year, 32-credit program
  • Completion of an engineering internship or a scholarly paper
  • Ideal for working engineers who wish to dive deeper into design
  • Application deadlines:
    • Last day to apply (international applicants): April 15
    • Last day to apply (domestic applicants): July 15

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Master of Engineering in Engineering Leadership and Innovation Management

  • Intensive one-year, 30-credit program
  • Completion of a mentored innovation leadership capstone experience
  • Ideal for engineering professionals looking to develop the attributes of today's successful engineering leaders
  • Application deadlines:
    • Last day to apply (international applicants): April 15
    • Last day to apply (domestic applicants): July 15

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Master of Engineering in Engineering, Law, and Policy

  • Intensive one-year or part-time two-year, 30-credit program
  • Prepare students from diverse engineering backgrounds to address societal change and the rapid progress of technology and globalization
  • Ideal for engineers looking to become innovative leaders of change
  • Application deadlines:
    • Last day to apply (international applicants): April 15
    • Last day to apply (domestic applicants): July 15

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Graduate Minors and Certificates

Graduate Minor in Engineering, Law, and Policy

  • Master's program: six-credit minimum minor
  • Doctoral program: fifteen-credit minimum minor

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Graduate Minor in Engineering Leadership and Innovation Management

  • 12-credit graduate minor

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Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership and Innovation Management

  •  12-credit graduate certificate

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  • Application Deadlines
  • Master of Science Degrees
    • Funding consideration: December 15
    • Last day to apply: March 15
  • Master of Engineering Degrees
    • Last day to apply (international applicants): April 15 
    • Last day to apply (domestic applicants): July 15


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About

The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) delivers effective engineering education and unrivaled research opportunities through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. SEDTAPP offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs

213 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952