Reber Building

Visit the Department

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 from other programs with a strong focus on experimental research in power, science, security and safety. 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 department also houses the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, the country’s first and longest operating licensed nuclear reactor. The construction and operation of the reactor introduced nuclear engineering to Penn State, and, in doing so, harnessed research and educational opportunities as key strengths for the department. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at

Department of Nuclear Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6938