The John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) offers a vigorous graduate education with some of the top researchers in the nation. Thank you for considering us for your graduate education.
All interested students must apply to The Graduate School.
Visit The Graduate School for information on how to apply to Penn State.
Admission is granted jointly by The Graduate School and EME. EME recommends admission to The Graduate School, and The Graduate School, in turn, monitors procedures and minimum requirements and makes the final decision on your admission.
Applying to EME Graduate Programs
Completed applications with all required documentation must be submitted before the following deadlines:
- Spring Semester: September 15
- Fall Semester: January 15*
*Students with especially strong credentials are encouraged to apply by January 2 to be considered for prestigious Penn State Graduate Fellowships (UGFs).
These deadlines apply to international students, U.S. citizens, and U.S. permanent residents. The best-qualified applicants will be accepted up to the number of spaces that are available for new students. Applications received after these deadlines may be reviewed but will not be considered eligible for graduate awards or funding opportunities through departmental assistantships. Please note that international students seeking to pursue careers in energy who are citizens of countries subject to U.S. sanctions and U.S. VISA restrictions may not be eligible for admission into the Energy and Mineral Engineering graduate program.