How to Apply - Master of Professional Studies in Turfgrass Management
Deadlines and Important Dates
Your degree application, including receipt of all application materials, must be received by the following deadlines to be considered complete.
- June 30 for fall semester admission
- October 31 for spring semester admission
- March 15 for summer semester admission
If you have general program questions or would like to speak with an admissions counselor, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-252-3592 (toll free within the United States) or 814-865-5403 (local and international).
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.
Students who do not have a GPA of 3.0 will be considered on a case-by-case basis depending on the quality of their overall application. Applicants who are still completing their baccalaureate requirements at the time of application may be admitted to the Graduate School, conditional on the awarding of the baccalaureate degree. Students are also expected to have a minimum of two years of full-time work experience prior to admission.
An application form (completed and submitted online)
1- to 2-page letter of professional introduction in which you describe your professional experiences and education, delineate your career goals, and discuss how the MPS-TM program will enable you to meet your objectives
Names of two recommenders — Upon submission of your application, an email will be sent to each recommender requesting the completion of a reference form contained in the email. Please inform all recommenders they must submit the form in order for your application to be complete.
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 "How to Apply" page.
Two official transcripts for all graduate and undergraduate coursework completed at an accredited institution with English translation (literal) of any records not already in English. (If you have enrolled in a World Campus turfgrass certificate program in the last five years, contact us regarding this requirement.) Please mail transcripts to:
The Pennsylvania State University
242 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building
University Park PA 16802
When all materials have been received and reviewed, we will notify you about your status and provide guidance about the next steps.
How to Apply
- Read the admissions requirements
- Begin the graduate school application
- On the "Admissions and Program Information Portal" page, choose "Apply Now"
- On the "Campus, Major, Degree & Semester" page:
- Choose "WORLD CAMPUS" as the campus
- Choose "TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT" as the major
- Choose "M P S" as the degree