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About the Department


Welcome to the Ken and Mary Alice Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State. Our faculty and students are innovating today what will impact tomorrow’s solutions to meeting our energy needs. We offer B.S. degrees in nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online graduate degrees in nuclear engineering.

I invite you to explore our departmentacademics, and research.

Arthur Motta
Interim Department Head


Undergraduate Majors

  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Dual Mechanical/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 Nuc 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. A strong focus on experimental research distinguishes us from many other programs. Our actively growing program has 8 faculty members and almost 90 graduate students. In the Radiation Science and Engineering Center, nuclear engineering students can take advantage of the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, the longest operating university research reactor in the country. Visit nuce.psu.edu for more information.

Department of Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519