For admission to the Graduate School, an applicant must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates.
Incoming students must meet the following program requirements
BS degree in engineering or a related science from an ABET-accredited institution
Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (Exceptions to the minimum GPA may be made for students with special backgrounds, abilities, and interests. International students must satisfy the Graduate School’s English language requirement. Professional experience will be taken into consideration for admission.)
Applications are submitted electronically and include a nonrefundable application fee.
You will need to upload the following items as part of your application:
A copy of an official transcript from each institution attended, regardless of the number of credits or semesters completed. Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation. Penn State alumni do not need to request transcripts for credits earned at Penn State, but must list Penn State as part of your academic history.
English Proficiency — The language of instruction at Penn State is English. All international applicants must take and submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with some exceptions. Minimum test scores and exceptions are found in the English Proficiency section on the Graduate School's "Requirements for Graduate Admission" page.
How to Apply
- Choose "WORLD CAMPUS" as the campus
Your computer must meet the general technical requirements, and have installed:
- Adobe Acrobat PDF Writer
- Windows Media Player version 11
To complete assignments, you will also need the ability to scan and upload assignments and projects, and upload and download files up to 500MB.
Note on Operating Systems: Mac OS computers are not supported in all courses.