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Graduate Certificate in
Financial Engineering

How to Apply

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:

  • Spring DeadlineApply by November 15 to start January 10
  • Summer DeadlineApply by March 15 to start May 17
  • Fall DeadlineApply by July 15, 2022, to start August 23, 2022

Admissions Help

If you have questions about the admissions process, contact our admissions counselors.

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.

Applicants will likely have a bachelor's degree in a business or STEM–related discipline and demonstrate a fundamental competence in finance.

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:

GRE and GMAT test scores are NOT required.

English Proficiency, if applicable — The language of instruction at Penn State is English. With some exceptions, international applicants must take and submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum test scores and exceptions are found in the English Proficiency section on the Graduate School's "Requirements for Graduate Admission" page. Visit the TOEFL website for testing information. Penn State's institutional code is 2660.

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 Enrollment Type: "Certificate Admission"
  • Choose "WORLD CAMPUS" as the campus
  • Choose “Financial Engineering” as the certificate program

Checking Your Status

You can check the status of your application by using the same login information established for the online application form.

Technical Requirements

Review the technical requirements for this degree program.

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