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Prospective Graduate Students

Graduate programs in architectural engineering involve in-depth studies in the design, analysis, construction, and operation of buildings and building systems. The impact of the ever-changing social, economic, political, energy, regulatory, and technical boundary conditions creates significant opportunities for architectural engineering research. Research and professional activities conducted by our faculty and students continue to advance the building industry, one of the leading industries in the United States.

Our world-class graduate degree programs include:

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Architectural Engineering
Master of Science (M.S.) in Architectural Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Architectural Engineering

The following areas of specialization are available for study at the graduate level:


“The atmosphere that exists between students, and between students and professors, is like no other program I’ve been in. The course work is holistic and broadened my view of structural engineering. Being a part of this program was really the best decision I ever made.”
Michael Narcis, M.Eng. AE 2021

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Widely acknowledged as one of the top Architectural Engineering programs in the world, the Penn State AE Department is dedicated to providing outstanding academic excellence to all of our students. The AE program is focused on preparing students and conducting research in the design, engineering, and construction of building projects.

Department of Architectural Engineering

104 Engineering Unit A

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-6394