Pennsylvania State University

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Master of Engineering in Nuclear Engineering



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Engineering in Nuclear Engineering

Format: Online

Program Description:

Why Nuclear Engineering?

Recent concerns about CO2 emissions and other environmental impacts of fossil-fired power plants and the country's continued dependence on foreign oil have created a renewed interest in nuclear power generation and overall demand for nuclear power. And the United States isn't alone in recognizing the value of nuclear power.

As energy consumption continues to grow, many countries — especially those in Asia with growing economies and increasing energy demands — are turning to nuclear power as a dependable supply for their energy needs.

Although people often think of nuclear power plants when it comes to nuclear engineering, there are an increasing number of nuclear engineers working in a variety of fields such as medicine, manufacturing, agriculture, and security.
Why an Online Master's Degree in Nuclear Engineering From Penn State?

    The nuclear engineering graduate program at Penn State is ranked eighth in the nation and and we have been pioneers in online education with a successful program for more than 15 years.
    Additional studies also indicate that even if the United States does not construct any reactors, the nation will still need to graduate hundreds of additional nuclear scientists and engineers each year to fill the demand.


Penn State is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1100 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

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