The University of Pennsylvania, based in Philadelphia, PA offers a fully funded PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. The Ph.D. program is a dynamic, hands-on, and research-focused degree program. Students will interact closely with professors and research staff to pursue a degree tailored to their interests. All Ph.D. students who are in good academic standing are provided with financial aid that covers full tuition, a stipend, and health insurance throughout their program of study in the department. The financial aid is funded by research grants from faculty members, endowments, and other fellowships. The selection process is competitive and is based on merit.