Deadlines and Important Dates

This program is now accepting applications. Your application will be reviewed when all of your portfolio items have been submitted. Materials must be received by:

July 1 for fall
November 15 for spring

Admission Requirements 

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. International applicants must also satisfy the English proficiency requirement.

What You Need

Applications are submitted electronically and include a nonrefundable application fee. You will need to upload the following items as part of your application:

GPA and Test Scores —  GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the final two years of undergraduate studies or in your most recent graduate degree is required. 

GRE or GMAT test scores are NOT required.

English Proficiency (International Applicants Only)— 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.

Program-Specific Questions/Materials

Vita or Résumé — A one- to two-page listing of your professional experience and education. 

Statement of Purpose — Describe how your professional experience and goals align with the Certificate in Business Architecture. Please do not exceed 500 words. 

Start Your Application

You can begin your online application at any time. Your progress within the online application system will be saved as you go, allowing you to return at any point as you gather additional information and required materials.

Begin the graduate school application

  • Choose "Certificate Admission" as the enrollment type
  • Choose "WORLD CAMPUS" as the campus
  • Choose "Business Architecture" as the certificate

Technical Requirements 

Review the technical requirements for this degree program.