University of Pennsylvania - Master's Degree

University of Pennsylvania’s, 302 acre campus located in West Philadelphia, reflects its rich heritage with more than 200 buildings and many notable landmarks. Penn is one of the world's most powerful research and teaching institutions; it has four undergraduate schools of Engineering and Applied Science; Nursing; Arts and Sciences and The Wharton School. Additionally it has twelve graduate and professional schools of Arts and Sciences; Dental Medicine; Engineering and Applied Science; Design; Nursing; Social Policy & Practice; Veterinary Medicine; Law; Medicine; Communication; Graduate School of Education and The Wharton School.

  • Average Tution USD 66,800

School Description

University of Pennsylvania is America’s first university, founded by Benjamin in 1749. Franklin served as president of the institution from 1755 until his death in 1790. Over the years, Penn went on to obtain a collegiate charter (1755), graduate its first class (1757), establish the first medical school in the American colonies (1765) and become the first American institution of higher education to be named a university (1779). In 1802, the University expanded to a new campus, but outgrew this space in 1860s, so in 1872 the trustees built a new campus in the street-car suburb of West Philadelphia.

More than 250 years after Ben Franklin broke new ground in founding Penn, its faculty, students, and alumni continue to make breakthroughs in research, scholarship, and education. Its many subsequent ‘firsts’, include the world’s first collegiate business school (Wharton, 1881), the world’s first electronic, large-scale, general-purpose digital computer (ENIAC, 1946), and the first woman president of an Ivy League institution (Judith Rodin, inaugurated in 1994) as well as the first female Ivy League president to succeed another female (Amy Gutmann, inaugurated in 2004).

Master Programs

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Accountancy

    USD 70,870 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Anthropology

    USD 46,370 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Applied Psychology

    USD 46,370 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of psychological theories and methods to real-world settings and problems, such as business and industry, government, education, military, and community settings. Includes instruction in applications of psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, counseling, human factors, research methods and statistics, and program evaluation.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Architecture

    USD 45,870 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of architecture and to conduct research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; professional responsibilities and standards; and related cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Art History

    USD 45,870 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Bioinformatics

    USD 46,370 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of computer-based technologies and services to biological, biomedical, and biotechnology research. Includes instruction in algorithms, network architecture, principles of software design, human interface design, usability studies, search strategies, database management and data mining, digital image processing, computer graphics and animation, CAD, computer programming, and applications to experimental design and analysis and to specific quantitative, modeling, and analytical studies in the various biological specializations.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Biomedical Engineering

    USD 49,976 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of biomedical and health systems and products such as integrated biomedical systems, instrumentation, medical information systems, artificial organs and prostheses, and health management and care delivery systems.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Biomedical Science

    USD 52,210 Tuition Fee

    A general, program that focuses on the integrative scientific study of biological issues related to health and medicine, or a program in one or more of the biomedical sciences that is undifferentiated as to title. Includes instruction in any of the basic medical sciences at the research level; biological science research in biomedical faculties; and general studies encompassing a variety of the biomedical disciplines.

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    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Business Administration

    USD 70,870 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

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    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Chemical Engineering

    USD 49,976 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes, such as chemical reactors, kinetic systems, electrochemical systems, energy conservation processes, heat and mass transfer systems, and separation processes; and the applied analysis of chemical problems such as corrosion, particle abrasion, energy loss, pollution, and fluid mechanics.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Chemistry

    USD 46,370 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    City Planning

    USD 45,870 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply principles of planning, analysis, and architecture to the development and improvement of urban areas and surrounding regions, and to function as professional planners. Includes instruction in principles of architecture; master plan development; service, communications, and transportation systems design; community and commercial development; zoning; land use planning; applied economics; policy analysis; applicable laws and regulations; and professional responsibilities and managerial duties.

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    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Classics

    USD 46,370 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the literary culture of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and the Greek and Latin languages and literatures and their development prior to the fall of the Roman Empire.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Communication

    USD 46,370 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Computer graphics & game technology

    USD 49,976 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of professionals who use computer systems. Includes instruction in basic computer design and architecture, programming, problems of specific computer applications, component and system maintenance and inspection procedures, hardware and software problem diagnosis and repair, and report preparation.

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    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Computer Science

    USD 49,976 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Computing Research

    USD 49,976 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of scientific computing and its application. Includes instruction in scientific visualization, multi-scale analysis, grid generation, data analysis, applied mathematics, numerical algorithms, high performance parallel computing, and numerical modeling and simulation with applications in science, engineering and other disciplines in which computation plays an integral role.

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    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Criminology

    USD 46,370 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of crime as a sociopathological phenomenon, the behavior of criminals, and the social institutions evolved to respond to crime. Includes instruction in the theory of crime, psychological and social bases of criminal behavior, social value systems and the theory of punishment, criminal law and criminal justice systems, penology, rehabilitation and recidivism, studies of specific types of crime, social attitudes and policy, and applications to specific issues in law enforcement administration and policy.

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    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    East Asian studies

    USD 46,370 Tuition Fee

    An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

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    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Economics

    USD 46,370 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

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    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Education

    USD 55,970 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Educational Technology

    USD 62,200 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on integrating technology into educational curricula. Includes instruction in foundations of educational technology, computer applications, utilizing technology for assessment, multimedia instruction, web-based instruction, distance education, and designing and producing educational software and materials.

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    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Electrical Engineering

    USD 49,976 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Engineering

    USD 49,976 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    English

    USD 46,370 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Entrepreneurial management

    USD 70,870 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to perform development, marketing and management functions associated with owning and operating a business.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Environmental & risk management

    USD 70,870 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals, including certified accountants, to perform independent internal and external appraisals to evaluate organizational financial and operational activities, ensure compliance with laws and policies, safeguard assets, and promote effective planning and resource allocation. Includes instruction in advanced accounting, audit tools and techniques, sampling, risk and control, audit planning, audit function management, law and regulations, environmental auditing, information technology applications, professional standards and ethics, and specific industry and service sector problems.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Environmental Studies

    USD 46,540 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Epidemiology

    USD 52,210 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of disease, disability, and trauma patterns within and across populations and the development of health management mechanisms to prevent and control disease outbreaks and injurious behaviors. Includes instruction in biostatistics, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, disease and injury determinants, genetic disease and disability factors, behavioral studies, health services research, environmental disease and injury factors, and population studies.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Film Studies

    USD 45,870 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Finance

    USD 70,870 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Fine Arts

    USD 45,870 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Gender Studies

    USD 46,370 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender and group experience.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Government Administration

    USD 46,370 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic analysis of public policy issues and decision processes. Includes instruction in the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation, microeconomic analysis of policy issues, resource allocation and decision modeling, cost/benefit analysis, statistical methods, and applications to specific public policy topics.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Health Administration

    USD 70,870 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    History

    USD 46,370 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Information Management

    USD 70,870 Tuition Fee
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Landscape Architecture

    USD 45,870 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of landscape architecture and research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in geology and hydrology; soils, groundcovers, and horticultural elements; project and site planning; landscape design, history, and theory; environmental design; applicable law and regulations; and professional responsibilities and standards.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Languages

    USD 46,370 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Law

    USD 62,082 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

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    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Liberal Studies

    USD 46,370 Tuition Fee

    A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Marketing

    USD 70,870 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Materials science & engineering

    USD 49,976 Tuition Fee

    A program focusing on the use of physics principles in the analysis and evaluation of engineering problems and other scientific applications. Includes instruction in high- and low-temperature phenomena, computational physics, superconductivity, applied thermodynamics, molecular and particle physics applications, and space science research.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Mathematics

    USD 46,370 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Mathematics and Computer Science

    USD 49,976 Tuition Fee

    A program with a general synthesis of mathematics and computer science or a specialization which draws from mathematics and computer science.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 49,976 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

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    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Medical Physics

    USD 46,370 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical imaging services to patients and attending health care professionals. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, patient positioning, radiographic technique, radiation biology, safety and emergency procedures, equipment operation and maintenance, quality assurance, patient education, and medical imaging/radiologic services management.

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    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Medicine

    USD 52,210 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of medicine, involving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses, injuries, and other disorders of the human body. Includes instruction in the basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, examination and diagnosis, patient communications, medical ethics and law, professional standards, and rotations in specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, neurology, ophthalmology, radiology, clinical pathology, anesthesiology, family medicine, and psychiatry.

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    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Multinational management

    USD 70,870 Tuition Fee

    An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

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    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Music

    USD 45,870 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Nursing

    USD 42,016 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

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    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Philosophy

    USD 46,370 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

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    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Psychology

    USD 46,370 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Public Health

    USD 52,210 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares registered nurses to promote health and provide preventive and curative nursing services for groups or communities under the supervision of a public health agency. Includes instruction in community and rural health, family therapy and intervention, disease prevention, health education, and community health assessment.

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    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Real Estate Development

    USD 70,870 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to create and redevelop housing, offices, retail centers, and industrial sites. Includes instruction in architectural design and construction, historic preservation, landscape architecture, urban planning and design, business, real estate and land use law, public policy, and engineering.

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Religion

    USD 46,370 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the nature of religious belief and specific religious and quasi-religious systems. Includes instruction in phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of religion; mythology; scriptural and textual studies; religious history and politics; and specific studies of particular faith communities and their behavior.

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    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Social Work

    USD 40,978 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

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    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Statistics

    USD 70,870 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of logical symbolic language and its applications.

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    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Systems Engineering

    USD 49,976 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of total systems solutions to a wide variety of engineering problems, including the integration of human, physical, energy, communications, management, and information requirements as needed, and the application of requisite analytical methods to specific situations.

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    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Teaching

    USD 43,852 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

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    Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Veterinary Science

    USD 49,456 Tuition Fee

    An integrated program of study in one or more of the veterinary medical or clinical sciences or a program undifferentiated as to title.

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  • SchoolApply Ranking 11
  • Forbes (USA) 7
  • Times World University Rankings 13
  • QS Rankings (Global) 19
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 17

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    From 1756 to 1898, Penn’s motto read “Sine moribus vanae…” until someone pointed out that the motto could be translated as, “Loose women without morals,” The current motto is “Leges sine moribus vanae” which means, “Laws without morals are in vain”.

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