Engineering, Law, and Policy Graduate Minor

Engineering, Law, and Policy Graduate Minor

Available as part of the engineering, law, and policy (ELP) graduate program, the ELP graduate minor is offered through the School of Engineering Design and Innovation in the College of Engineering. Students with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics backgrounds interested in enhancing their educational, research, and engagement opportunities and understanding the convergence between technology, law, and policy for the successful development and implementation of technology-based strategies and solutions, are encouraged to apply.

With a variety of technical elective focus areas to choose from across the College of Engineering, the School of International Affairs, and Penn State Law, the ELP minor can help students excel at careers in consultancy, industry, government, startups, academics, non-profits, and more.

Learn more about ELP objectives, skills, and outcomes.

ELP Minor Requirements

Master of Science and Master of Engineering Students

Doctoral Students

In addition to completing the minor requirements for master's students, doctoral students must also complete:

  • A minimum of fifteen credits from the engineering, law, and policy graduate program, at least six of those credits at the 500-level or higher
  • At least one member of the minor field must be on the candidate's doctoral committee


The School of Engineering Design and Innovation delivers effective engineering education and unrivaled research opportunities through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. The school offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

School of Engineering Design and Innovation

304 Engineering Design and Innovation Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952