Graduate Program FAQ
The application deadlines of the School of Engineering and Applied Science can be accessed here.
Yes you can apply electronically. Electronic applications are the only method for applying to the University of Pennsylvania. Paper applications are no longer available. Please visit:
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is required for your Penn application.
The average GRE score: Quantitative - 700 - 800, Analytical - 3.0 - 4.0.
Also, if you are a non-native speaker of English, then you also need to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum TOEFL score is 250. The IBT (Internet-Based Test) minimum score is 100.
If you are a student in the U.S., you will be invited to visit Penn so that you can make a firsthand evaluation of whether Penn and the MSE Department are right for you. During the visit, you will speak with faculty and graduate students, receive a tour of both the department and the campus, and be treated to lunch at a local restaurant. Often, other activities can be planned with the graduate students, depending on the length of your stay. The MSE Department will reimburse you for your travel expenses. Visits by international applicants are not planned due to the complexities and costs of international travel.
The next step for you is to determine if you will accept the offer to conduct graduate studies at Penn. The official deadline for notifying the MSE Department with your decision is April 15.