Ash DiCristofalo graduated from Haverford in 2023 through the 4+1 Accelerated Master's Program in Bioengineering with a major in Biology and a minor in Classical Culture and Society. She is currently finishing her Master's degree in Bioengineering at the University of Pennyslvania, where she will graduate in May of 2024. As Haverford's 4+1 Engineering Graduate Student Liaison, she is available to offer guidance on applying to and participating in the Accelerated Master's Program in Engineering, primarily to prospective and current Haverford students. She is happy to answer any questions about the Accelerated Master's Program, from how the program and application are structured to what life is like as a student in the program.
Contact & Staff
Students with interests in engineering are encouraged to contact the Faculty Coordinator of Engineering Programs early during their time at Haverford, and must work with the Faculty Coordinator in submitting applications to either the University of Pennsylvania 4+1 or California Institute of Technology 3+2 program.
Graduate Student Liason
4+1 Engineering Program Contacts
The Master's degrees available through the 4+1 program, and the required Haverford major for each are given below. Each link leads to the associated website at Penn, which provides details on the careers accessible with that degree. Please contact the listed Haverford faculty member for further details.
|Master's Degree||Required Haverford Major||Haverford Faculty Contact||Sample Schedules|
|Bioengineering||Biology, or Chemistry with a Biochemistry Concentration||wsmith [at] haverford.edu (Prof. Walter Smith)||Please consult the faculty contact about a schedule appropriate for you. You can view this Q&A with students who've been through the program|
|Biotechnology||Any major; requires the full year of BIOL 200 and BIOL 201, plus MATH 118 or equivalent.||wsmith [at] haverford.edu (Prof. Walter Smith)||Advice on Undergraduate Courses to prepare for the Biotechnology Accelerated Master's|
|Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering||Chemistry||clonderg [at] haverford.edu (Prof. Casey Londergan)||Possible Course Sequence starting first year (pdf)|
|Computer and Information Science||Computer Science||jdougher [at] haverford.edu (Prof. John (JD) Dougherty)||Haverford/U. Penn 4+1 Computer and Information Science Sample Schedules (pdf)|
|Computer and Information Technology||Any Major||jdougher [at] haverford.edu (Prof. John (JD) Dougherty)|
|Data Science||Computer Science, Math, or Physics||jdougher [at] haverford.edu (Prof. John (JD) Dougherty)|
|Electrical Engineering||Physics or Interdisciplinary Physics||alommen [at] haverford.edu (Prof. Andrea Lommen)||Advice on Undergraduate Courses to Prepare for the Electrical Engineering Accelerated Master's (PDF)|
|Computer Graphics and Game Technology||Major in Computer Science, or any Major with a Minor in Computer Science||jdougher [at] haverford.edu (Prof. John (JD) Dougherty)|
|Materials Science and Engineering||Interdisciplinary Physics or Chemistry||anorquis [at] haverford.edu (Prof. Alex Norquist)|
|Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics||Physics or Interdisciplinary Physics||alommen [at] haverford.edu (Prof. Andrea Lommen)||Sample schedule for Mechanical Engineering / Physics Major (pdf)|
|Nanotechnology||Physics, Interdisciplinary Physics, Biology with a Biophysics Concentration, or Chemistry||wsmith [at] haverford.edu (Prof. Walter Smith)|
|Robotics||Computer Science, Physics, or Interdisciplinary Physics||jdougher [at] haverford.edu (Prof. John (JD) Dougherty)|
|Scientific Computing||Any major in the Natural Sciences (NA) division||rmanning [at] haverford.edu (Prof. Rob Manning)||Required and suggested undergraduate courses and sample course schedules (pdf)
|Systems Engineering||Math, Computer Science, Physics, or Economics with Mathematical Economics Concentration||rmanning [at] haverford.edu (Prof. Rob Manning)||Required and suggested undergraduate courses and sample course schedules (pdf)