Ph.D. Degree Requirements
|First Year, Fall Term (4CU* Total)||First Year, Spring Term (4CU* Total)|
(* 1 CU = 5XX level course or higher, including MSE 999-thesis research)
To maintain good standing, the 7 approved courses must result in a GPA above 3.25. An example of this is having earned 2 A's and 5 B's. During the first year, seminar series attendance is mandatory.
After the first year, 3 additional courses must be taken, resulting in a total of 10 graduate courses (the SEAS GPA requirement is > 3.0).
As students begin their first semester, they attend Faculty Research Presentations in the months of September and October. Throughout this time, students can meet with individual faculty and students from their group. At the end of October, students submit a list of 3 faculty members in order of preference (due October 26th).
- Graduate Group Chair: Russell Composto, 321 LRSM (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Graduate Group Assistant: Irene Clements, 201 LRSM (email@example.com)
- Coordinator of Academic Affairs, SEAS, Betty Gentner 111 TB (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For the University's 3-year Academic Calendar, see http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/3yearcal.html.
Important dates for Graduate Students can be found on the SEAS Graduate Student Calendar.