University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania

The University The University of Pennsylvania campus situated on 250 acres is located across the Schuylkill River from downtown Philadelphia.

http://www.upenn.edu/


An Overview
Founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin, the University of Pennsylvania is a private institution composed of twelve schools situated on more than 200 acres. Franklin's original "Academy of Philadelphia" has become a renowned, research institution well endowed by alumni, government and industry. A member of the Ivy League, it is one of the world's major comprehensive universities famed for its full range of professional and graduate school programs. More than 2, 000 faculty members include Nobel laureates and winners of Guggenheim, McArthur and Sloan fellowships. The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity educator and employer.

The Community
The University of Pennsylvania is located in Philadelphia, a historic city rich in social and cultural activities. Public transportation provides easy access to numerous museums, art galleries, theaters, recreational facilities, restaurants and historic sites. Philadelphia is conveniently located close to New York City and Washington D.C. as well as the seashore and mountains. The fifth largest city in the nation is an exciting blend of traditional and modern, ethnic neighborhoods and contemporary high rises. Philadelphia and the surrounding Delaware Valley offers concerts, ballet, parks, zoo, festivals, parades, major league sports, and a world-renowned orchestra.

Programs of Study
The University of Pennsylvania offers master of arts (A.M.), master of science (M.S.), and doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree programs designed to prepare scholars to contribute to the development of their disciplines. Academic programs that result in the awarding of the Ph.D. degree instruct students in the materials, methods, issues, and problems of their discipline; lead them to perform scholarly research that expands our understanding of the world; and train them to communicate their research effectively to colleagues and students. Masters programs are intended to provide students with instruction in a field and to involve them in research.

Facilities and Resources
Research may involve experimentation, for which appropriate and well-equipped laboratories are essential or theoretical analysis and synthesis in which libraries and computational facilities are essential.

The Penn Library provides access to one of the premier digital libraries in North America, and its open-stack collection includes more than four million volumes and thirty three thousand periodicals.

The University's automated library system has on-line access to numerous local and remote databases.

As the birthplace of modern computing, the Penn campus is home to the vast array of scientific workstations and computer-controlled instruments, thousands of individual computers and labs, all connected by a high speed network. Sun, IBM and Silicon Graphics workstations are also available.

Penn's interdisciplinary character is reflected in the more than one hundred on-campus research institutes and centers. Facilities include the university museum, Institute for Contemporary Art, Morris, the Arboretum for the arts and humanities, the Cancer Center, Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter, Mahoney Institute for Neurological Sciences, the Plant Science Institute, and the Institute for Environmental Medicine are available to science and engineering students. The Biomedical Library has more than 170,000 volumes and subscribes to more than 2,800 journals. The Population Studies Center, Lauder Institute, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, Center for the study of Aging, Real Estate Center and the Early American Studies Center support research in the social sciences. For field research in ecology, the University is located within reach of a variety of habitats, including the Pine Barrens of New Jersey.

Penn's Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia's major institution devoted to contemporary art, works cooperatively with the Graduate School of Fine Arts and the departments of architecture and art history on symposia, seminars, and lectures related to their exhibitions.

Expenses and Aid
Tuition and Fees total $31,858

Housing
The projected nine month budget for graduate students is approximately $5,000. There are several residential options including both apartment and suite living arrangements for single and married students. Most graduate students live off campus where housing is available. Students can select nine-month, eleven-month, or year-round housing.

Financial Aid
Applicants who indicate on the application form that they wish to be considered for financial assistance are automatically considered for all awards for which they are eligible, including University fellowships and teaching and research assistantships. More than 90 percent of incoming doctoral students are awarded full support, including tuition, fees and maintenance stipened.

How to Apply
Early application is encouraged and the fee is $65. To be assured of receiving full considerations for all fellowships and scholarships, completed applications, including the results of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), should be received no later than January 2. Most doctoral programs admit students for September only. Beginning this fall, applicants may apply to most programs on-line using Penn ExpressApp at the World Wide address below.

Who to Contact
Office of Vice Provost for Graduate Education
210 College Hall
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6381
Internet: http://upenn.edu/VPGE/


Schools, Contacts, Programs of Study and Areas of Research

The School of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Walter Licht, Associate Dean and Director, Graduate Division, 16 College Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6064

American civilization, ancient history, anthropology, art and archaeology of the Mediterranean world, Asian and Middle Eastern studies, biology, chemistry, classical studies, comparatrive literature and literary theory, demography, dynamics of organization, economics, English, folklore and folklife, geology, Germanic languages and literatures, history and sociology of science, history of art, international studies, linguistics, mathematics, music, philosophy, physics and astronomy, political science, psychology, regional science, religious studies, Romance languages, Russian language and literature, sociology, and South Asia regional studies.

Biomedical Graduate Studies
Dr. Glen Gaulton, Director, 240 John Morgan Building, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6064

Biochemistry-intermediary metabolism, structure of proteins and nucleic acids, biochemical genetics and cell differentiation.

Cell and Molecular Biology-cell growth and cancer, developmental biology, genetics, gene regulation and therapy, microbiology and virology.

Immunology-sell surface receptors, lymphocyte functional transplantation, immunology and molecular biology of immunoglobulins, immune defenses in virus infection and T-cell vaccines.

Neuroscience-nervous system development, frontal lobe function in humans, sleep studies, cell motility, visual perception and neurobiology of hearing.

Parasitology-vector associated parasitisms, immunology of helminth infections, case control studies of animal disease and epidemiology of canine heartworm disease.

Pharmacological Sciences-molecular aspects of transduction, biological mechanisms of depression, molecular modeling and enzyme structure and function.

Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics-protein crystallography, etiology of diabetic complications, chemical synthesis of redox proteins, rapid freezing, chemical carcinogens, protein-DNA interactions and infrared spectroscopy.

The Wharton School
Dr. Mark Pauly, Vice Dean and Director, Wharton Doctoral Programs, 1150 SH-DH, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6302

The Wharton School-cross cultural leadership, international technology transfers, human resource management, Internet technology, and health care competition.

The Graduate School of Education
Dr. Kenneth D. George, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, The Graduate School of Education, C-24 Education Building, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6216

Multicultural diversity in schools, sociolinguistic research, bilingual education, group behavior, school restructuring, and progressive educational reform.

The School of Nursing
Dr. Marla Salmon, Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Studies, The School of Nursing, 471S Nursing Education Building, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6096

Cardiovascular risk factor in children, family-focused care, prenatal care and fire survivors.

The Annenberg School for Communication
Dr. Charles Wright, Associate Dean of Graduate Studie, Annenberg School for Communication, 3620 Walnut Street-Room 315, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6220

Political communication, mass media in different social systems, social impact of technology, visual media and privacy in cyberspace.

The School of Engineering and Applied Science
Dr. Dwight Jaggard, Associate Dean, Graduate Education and Research, 113 Towne Building, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6391

Bioengineering-cellular biomechanics, bioactive biomaterials, tissue engineering, neuroengineering, neurorehabilitation, respiratory mechanics and molecular aspects of bioengineering.

Chemical Engineering-adsorbtion, thermodynamics, reactions kinetics, artificial intelligence and catalysis.

Computer and Information Sciences-computer architecture, robotics, computer vision and massively parallel systems.

Electrical Engineering-electro-optics, microwave optics, solid state electronics, electromagnetic propogation, inverse scattering, telecommunications networks, X-ray and neutron diffraction, microwave effect on tissues, and digital signal processing.

Materials Science and Engineering-advanced metallic, ceramic and polymeric materials for device applications, micromechanisms and structure of interfaces, thin film electronic materials, and physics and chemistry of solids.

Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics-energy conversion, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and dynamics of robots.

The Graduate School of Fine Arts
Dr. Gary Hack, The Graduate School of Fine Arts, 102 Meyerson, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6321

Painting, sculpture, ceramics, combined media, architecture and the city, urban landscape, ecologically based landscape planning, and restoration and reuse of historic buildings.

The School of Social Work
Dr. Peter B. Vaughan, Associate Dean, The School of Social Work, 3701 Locust Walk, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6214

Family dynamics, institutional racism, childhood oncology, womens issues, juvenile justice, adolescent peer group relations, homelessness, and mental health.


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