Reber Building

Visit the Department

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many campus facilities are closed to the public and in-person visits are not permitted. To learn more about Penn State’s response to the pandemic, visit the University’s coronavirus information site.

We encourage you to visit Penn State and see for yourself what kind of opportunities our department has to offer. You can set up a visit through our Graduate Programs Office. A typical itinerary may involve discussions with current graduate students and faculty members as well as laboratory tours. When you contact the Graduate Programs Office, let them know your field of interest so the most relevant visits can be arranged.

If you are not ready to schedule a formal visit, you can stop by the Graduate Programs Office anytime to pick up information.

Contact Information

  • Beth Huber
    Nuclear Engineering Graduate Programs Office
    205 Hallowell Building



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