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Resident Education

Resident Education

The Graduate Program in Acoustics at Penn State is a unique interdisciplinary program leading to master’s and doctoral degrees in acoustics. The program is focused entirely on acoustics, a subject touching many diverse disciplines such as architectural acoustics, biomedical ultrasound, noise and vibration control, transducer design, underwater acoustics, signal processing, aeroacoustics, structural vibration, speech and communication, outdoor propagation, computational methods, and much more.

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Distance Education

Distance Education

The Distance Education Program was created in 1987 to give full-time working professionals the opportunity to earn a Master of Engineering in Acoustics or to enhance individual knowledge by taking selected courses while continuing to workk full-time. The Distance Education Program utilizes video streaming broadcasts of our graduate course lectures during the spring and fall semesters.

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Andrew Barnard stands with arms crossed with Beaver Stadium in the background

Penn State alum builds on history in Graduate Program in Acoustics

After finishing his advanced degree in acoustics, Andrew Barnard returned to his alma mater in Michigan and never thought he’d come back to Penn State, much less lead the program he graduated from. But when he heard about an opening in Penn State’s Graduate Program in Acoustics, he knew it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.

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Acoustics graduate student wins best paper award at international conference

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Engineer receives Acoustical Society of America award for ultrasound work

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Founded in 1965, Penn State's Graduate Program in Acoustics has become the leading resource for graduate education in acoustics in the United States. The interdisciplinary program leads to the degrees: Master of Engineering in Acoustics (M.Eng.), Master of Science in Acoustics (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy in Acoustics (Ph.D.)

Graduate Program in Acoustics

College of Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

201 Applied Science Building

University Park, PA 16802