Deadlines and Important Dates

Your degree application, including receipt of all related materials, must be received by the following deadlines to be considered complete:

  • Summer DeadlineApply by March 15 to start May 17
  • Fall DeadlineApply by June 15 to start August 23
  • Spring DeadlineApply by November 15, 2021 to start January 10, 2022

Admissions Help

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

How To Apply

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. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates.

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:

Official transcripts 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. If you are admitted, you will be asked to send an additional official transcript. You will receive instructions at that time.

GPA and Test Scores — postsecondary (undergraduate), junior/senior (last two years) GPA is required.

GRE or GMAT's - are NOT required

English Proficiency — 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.

References (2) — you will need to initiate the process through the online application by entering the names, email addresses, and mailing addresses of two professional references. Upon submission of your application, an email will be sent to each reference requesting they complete a brief online recommendation regarding your commitment for success in an online program. Please inform all recommenders they must submit the form in order for your application to be complete.  

Rolls-Royce employee applicants: Enter your own name and email address in all reference fields. You will receive emails (you can ignore) as if you are a reference.

Program-Specific Questions/Materials

Statement of Purpose  - upload your statement, addressing these points:

• Why have you chosen to participate in the online project management degree program?
• Describe how your previous or current work experience will enable you to apply course concepts to project management situations you have experienced.
• How will these studies help you attain your career goals?
• How will your participation contribute to the program?

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. Your application will not be considered complete until all requested documents are received on or before the application deadline. 

Begin the graduate school application

  • Choose Enrollment Type: "Degree Admission"
  • Choose "WORLD CAMPUS" as the campus

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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