Penn History

Modern research degrees offered by the School of Design (formerly the School of Fine Arts) and awarded by the Graduate Council of the Faculties and its predecessors (1920-2003) in chronological order:

Name of Degree Abbreviation Years and Graduate Groups
(or analogous administrative structures) 
in which the degree was offered or awarded
Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D. 1920-present:

  • Architecture (1964-present)
  • City and Regional Planning [originally City Planning] (1954-present)
  • Energy Management and Policy (1974-1998)
  • Fine Arts (1920-1958)
  • Music (1933-1956)
Master of Arts A.M. 1920-present:

  • City and Regional Planning [originally City Planning] (1977-present)
  • Fine Arts (1920-1958)
  • Historic Preservation (1981-1985)
  • Music (1933-1956)
Master of Science M.S. 1974-present

  • Architecture (1985-present)
  • Energy Managementand Policy (1974-1994)
  • Historic Preservation (1985-present)