Time-to-Degree Completion

All requirements for the M.Eng. degree must be completed within eight (8) years of being admitted to the Acoustics Program as a degree student.

In certain circumstances, extensions beyond the eight-year limit may be granted by the Director of Graduate Enrollment Services. Students seeking an extension must petition the Acoustics Program Director, Dr. Victor Sparrow, who if circumstances warrant, will request an extension from Graduate Enrollment Services. The student's petition must include an explanation for why the extension is needed, a timeline for degree completion, and a supporting letter from the student's adviser. Under only the most extraordinary circumstances will the Acoustics Program consider an extension of more than two years.



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