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University of Pennsylvania Graduate School Report

15,397 Graduate Students
$42,932 Avg Graduate Tuition & Fees (In-State)
73.7% Took Classes Online
If you want to know more about University of Pennsylvania Graduate School, such as what degree programs it offers, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Click on any of the following links to jump to that section on this page.

University of Pennsylvania Graduate School Rankings

#6 Master's Degree School in U.S.
#6 Doctorate Degree School in U.S.

College Factual produces its Best Quality Schools rankings on a yearly basis to recognize those graduate schools that provide an excellent educational experience and are dedicated to helping their students succeed. Factors that go into these rankings include how much money students make after graduation, the number of FTE students per instructor, and how much debt students take on to attend the school.

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Best Master’s Degree Schools Ranking

University of Pennsylvania landed the #6 spot in College Factual's 2023 Best Master's Degree Schools in the U.S. ranking out of a pool of 1151 colleges and universities that were eligible for this year's ranking. This places the school in the Top 1% of the country for overall quality. For this achievement, UPenn received one of this year's Best Master's Schools badges.

For the Best Master's Degree Schools in Pennsylvania, UPenn came in at #1.

Best Doctorate Degree Schools Badge

Best Doctorate Degree Schools Ranking

There were 676 college and universities analyzed in the 2023 Best Doctorate Schools in the United States ranking, and UPenn took the #6 spot on the list. This places the school in the Top 1% of the country for overall quality. UPenn was awarded this year's Best Doctorate Schools badge for this accomplishment.

In addition, UPenn took the #2 spot for Best Doctorate Degree Schools in Pennsylvania.


University of Pennsylvania Graduate Student Diversity

15,397 Graduate Students
55.4% Women
29.9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Around 15,397 graduate students chose to attend University of Pennsylvania during the most recent year for which we have data. Since diversity is such an important part of the grad school experience, College Factual looked deeper at the demographics of these students. Here is what we found.

UPenn Graduate Student Male-Female Ratio

The total graduate student population at UPenn is made up of 55.4% women and 44.6% men. Note that these percentages may differ for certain degree programs.


UPenn Graduate Student Racial-Ethnic Diversity

About 29.9% of the graduate students who attend UPenn are from a racial-ethnic minority group*. Americans aren't the only ones who appreciate the graduate programs at UPenn. Around 25.1% of graduate students are international. The chart below shows the breakdown of graduate student demographics at the school. You can click on it for a more detailed view.


UPenn Graduate School Cost of Attendance

$42,932 Avg Tuition & Fees (In-State)
Part-time graduate students at University of Pennsylvania pay $1,907 per credit hour to attend the school. In-state students receive no discount.

The average tuition and fees for graduate students is shown below.

In-State Out-of-State
Tuition $38,732 $38,732
Fees $4,200 $4,200

Average Salary of UPenn Grads with Master’s or Doctorate

$90,142 Avg Salary (Master's)
$97,555 Avg Salary (Doctorate)

Master’s Degree Average Earnings

Graduate students earning a master's degree from UPenn enter careers with an average starting salary of $90,142. Chalk that up in the win column since that salary is 54% higher than the national average of $58,425.


Doctorate Degree Average Earnings

Doctorate degree recipients from UPenn earn an average salary of $97,555 during the early years of their career. That's pretty good comparatively. In fact, it is 30% higher than the national average of $75,260.


Location of University of Pennsylvania Graduate School

Pennsylvania State
Large City Campus Setting
Private Public/Private
University of Pennsylvania is a private not-for-profit institution located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city atmosphere of Philadelphia makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for UPenn are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 34Th & Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6303
Phone: 215-898-5000

Online Learning for UPenn Grad Students

73.7% Took At Least One Online Class
44.2% Took All Classes Online

Around 73.7% of UPenn graduate students took at least one course online during the 2019-2020 academic year. For that same period, 44.2% of grad students took all of their classes online.


University of Pennsylvania Master’s Degree Programs

The only degree programs listed here are those in which master’s degrees were awarded in 2020-2021.

Master’s Degree Program Annual Graduates
Accounting 20
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 16
Anthropology 2
Applied Mathematics 26
Archeology 1
Architectural Sciences & Technology 164
Area Studies 2
Behavioral Science 64
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 41
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 15
Biomedical Engineering 62
Biotechnology 37
Business Administration & Management 465
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 2
Chemistry 30
Child Development & Psychology 64
Classical Languages & Literature 1
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 84
Communication & Media Studies 15
Computational Science 11
Computer Information Systems 365
Computer Science 91
Computer Software & Applications 19
Criminology 15
Demography & Population Studies 3
East Asian Languages 17
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 23
Economics 24
Education Philosophy 22
Educational Administration 117
Educational Assessment 29
Electrical Engineering 75
Engineering-Related Fields 19
Entrepreneurial Studies 204
Finance & Financial Management 303
Fine & Studio Arts 21
General Biology 6
General Business/Commerce 2
General Education 122
General English Literature 15
General Psychology 48
Geography & Cartography 13
Geological & Earth Sciences 8
Health & Medical Administrative Services 102
History 7
Human Resource Management 50
Instructional Media Design 35
International Business 4
International Studies 69
Legal Research 42
Liberal Arts General Studies 22
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 4
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 363
Marketing 68
Materials Engineering 40
Mathematics 6
Mechanical Engineering 76
Medical Science 32
Mental & Social Health Services 16
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 3
Music 2
Nanotechnology 19
Natural Resources Conservation 78
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 28
Nursing 382
Other Education 13
Other Health Professions 27
Pharmacology & Toxicology 1
Philosophy 21
Physics 32
Political Science & Government 8
Public Administration 59
Public Health 55
Real Estate 26
Religious Studies 1
Romance Languages 7
Social Work 163
Sociology 6
Statistics 17
Sustainability Science 6
Systems Engineering 41
Teacher Education Grade Specific 41
Teacher Education Subject Specific 80
Teaching English or French 71

University of Pennsylvania Doctorate Degree Programs

Just like the master’s degree programs, only programs that had doctorate degrees awarded in 2020-2021 are shown here.

Doctorate Degree Program Annual Graduates
Accounting 1
Anthropology 3
Applied Mathematics 6
Archeology 2
Area Studies 2
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 11
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 18
Biomedical Engineering 20
Business Administration & Management 3
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 48
Chemical Engineering 10
Chemistry 31
Child Development & Psychology 12
Classical Languages & Literature 2
Communication & Media Studies 10
Computer Information Systems 17
Demography & Population Studies 1
Dentistry 163
East Asian Languages 4
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 3
Economics 27
Educational Administration 38
Educational Assessment 2
Electrical Engineering 15
Ethnic Studies 2
Finance & Financial Management 2
Fine & Studio Arts 5
General Architecture 5
General Biology 6
General Education 12
General English Literature 8
Geological & Earth Sciences 2
Germanic Languages 1
Health & Medical Administrative Services 2
History 11
Law 258
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 10
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 5
Marketing 4
Materials Engineering 4
Mathematics 8
Mechanical Engineering 9
Medicine 156
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 12
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 2
Music 4
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 12
Nursing 49
Other Education 14
Pharmacology & Toxicology 8
Philosophy 2
Physics 16
Political Science & Government 6
Religious Studies 3
Romance Languages 10
Social Work 17
Sociology 8
Statistics 4
Teacher Education Subject Specific 4
Urban & Regional Planning 1

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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