Graduate Programs

A master's degree from Penn State Behrend can help boost your career. Workers with master's degrees earn about 16 percent more on average than those with bachelor's degrees, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And your newfound expertise can help you change careers or just get ahead in your current job.

Why Penn State Behrend? Our programs are designed to help professionals become leaders in their field. And because it’s a Penn State degree, you know it will be recognized—and respected—around the globe.

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What Can I Study?

Penn State Behrend offers four master’s programs (one of which can be completed in Pittsburgh!) and several graduate certificates. 

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How Do I Apply?

Admissions to our master’s degree programs are granted jointly by The Graduate School of Penn State and the program’s academic school at Behrend. Academic pre-requisites vary by program, but all applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable postsecondary degree. You can learn about pre-requisites and application deadlines on each program’s page.

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Can I Afford Graduate School?

As a graduate student, you face unique challenges when it comes to paying tuition. That’s why we offer resources—including scholarships, assistantships, loans, and tuition reimbursement options—to help you fund your master’s education. 

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How Can I Learn More?

We understand you have questions. Don’t worry—we’re here to help. There are many ways to get in touch with our Graduate Admissions team, who can answer your questions.