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About the Department


Welcome to the Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State. Our faculty and students are innovating today what will impact tomorrow’s global society—with advancements in sustainability, safety, and health. We offer an undergraduate degree in nuclear engineering as well as resident and online graduate degrees in nuclear engineering.


Undergraduate Major

  • Nuclear Engineering

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Resident Graduate Degrees

  • M.S. in Nuclear Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering

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Online Graduate Degrees

  • M.Eng. in Nuclear Engineering

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Student Organizations

  • American Nuclear Society Student Chapter
  • Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Student Chapter
  • Women in Nuclear (WIN) at Penn State
  • Alpha Nu Sigma Nuclear Science and Engineering Society
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

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The Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the top ranked nuclear engineering programs in the United States. The department distinguishes itself with a strong focus on experimental research. The actively growing department leads four educational programs for students pursuing a bachelor of science, a master of science, a master of engineering, or a doctoral degree. The Radiation Science and Engineering Center (RSEC) facilities, including the Breazeale Reactor, are available to nuclear engineering faculty and students at Penn State for research and instruction. RSEC houses the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, the country’s first and longest operating licensed nuclear research reactor. Having access to an operating research reactor is a key strength for the department and enables Penn State to harness research and educational opportunities that are unique in the United States. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at

Department of Nuclear Engineering

206 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6222