Frequently Asked Questions
A GMAT/GRE score is not required for admission to the program.
- Who do I send my transcripts and résumé to for review of pre-enrollment requirements?
Dr. Dipo Onipede, program co-director, determines which pre-enrollment modules will be required. Email a current resume and your transcript(s) to him at Dr. Onipede. It is best to start this process early in your application process; you can even send the materials to Dr. Onipede before you begin your application.
- Why are pre-enrollment modules required?
We require modules to ensure that all students have the proper foundation to succeed in our program.
- What should I do first, the modules or the application?
The application deadline always precedes the module deadline, so typically individuals apply first to start the process and then pursue the modules. You can apply and be accepted before you begin modules. If you are planning well in advance, you can begin the modules first but make certain that you meet the application deadline.
- When must the modules be completed?
Modules must be completed at least one week before the semester begins.
- Can I enroll in courses before I complete the modules?
Yes. Once you have accepted your offer of admission and completed all pre-registration activities in LionPATH, you should enroll in classes.
- How long do modules take to complete?
Our most recent data found that the student who commits ten hours per week can complete all three business modules in two to three months. The completion time is much faster for students who have only one or two modules to complete. MBA IQ can decline access to complete the exit exam if a student has not spent adequate time with the material—this has happened! Plan accordingly so that the modules and exams are successfully completed one week before the semester starts. Questions about modules can best be answered by Dr. Dipo Onipede.
- Where do I apply?
An application link is located on the How to Apply page of the MMM website.
- What is the application fee?
The non-refundable application fee is $65.
- Where do I verify documents submitted for my application?
You can return to your application in the Graduate School portal anytime. Click on “Check your application status.”
- I graduated from Penn State; do I need to upload Penn State transcripts?
No, they will automatically be populated when you indicate that you attended Penn State. If you attended another institution, the Graduate School requires official transcripts regardless of the number of credits earned.
- I graduated from an institution other than Penn State. Do I need to upload transcripts?
Yes! We recommend that you order two transcripts from the Registrar at your institution(s), each in a separate, sealed envelope. You will open one and upload it to the application. Individuals who accept an offer of admission will be required to mail the second sealed transcript to the Graduate School, which is located at the University Park campus. Don’t mail any materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions at Penn State Behrend.
- Can I upload an unofficial, advising, or student-use transcript with my application?
No. The Graduate School will not process applications without an official transcript.
- What should I tell my recommenders to expect?
Upon submission of the application, recommenders/references will receive an email requesting them to complete a brief, online evaluation of thirty academic and professional characteristics. Additional comments are optional. All of your references must submit the recommendation form in order for an application to be complete.
- Do my recommenders need to submit the online evaluation by the deadline?
Yes, it is your responsibility to ensure that recommendations are completed and submitted by the application deadline. Choose recommenders who can complete the form in a timely manner.
- Are all other documents due by the stated application deadline?
- When and how will I know if I’m offered admission?
Once your application is complete, a recommendation for admission will be made by the program directors. This typically takes up to five business days, and you will be notified of your admission status by email. Admission is offered jointly with the Graduate School, so your credentials also require its formal approval.
- Can I change my semester of application?
Yes. Your application semester can be deferred for up to three semesters. You should email your deferral request, including the semester in which you would like to enroll, to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
- Can international students be offered MMM admission?
The Department of Homeland Security does not approve student visas for the MMM program because it is delivered 75 percent online. However, individuals currently in the U.S. on a work visa can be offered admission.
- How will I learn about LionPATH and other Penn State processes?
Upon acceptance of your offer of admission, you will receive a series of emails introducing you to the tools you’ll use in your graduate education, including LionPATH, which is Penn State’s student information system. LionPATH is where you register for courses, access your tuition bills, and more. You’ll also receive emails from Identity Services and the Graduate School. It is required that you complete all pre-registration activities in LionPATH prior to enrolling in MMM courses.
- Why should I accept my offer quickly?
Once you accept your offer of admission, the Graduate School will request that you send it your official transcripts, which is the final step in the admissions process. Accepting your offer in a timely manner allows you to register sooner.
- Is MMM Orientation mandatory?
Yes. The MMM program chairs will provide orientation information to applicants who have accepted their offer of admission.
- Where can I find the MMM course listing?
Visit the MMM curriculum page.
- Are MMM courses offered in the summer semester?
Yes. There are two six-week summer semesters.
- Can I take just one course per semester?
Because our courses are linked, you should plan to enroll in two courses every semester.
- Is summer enrollment required?
- Will I be able to transfer external coursework into the program?
Penn State allows the transfer of up to 10 qualified external credits into a program. Credits must not have been utilized to satisfy the requirements of another degree at Penn State or elsewhere. Transfer of external credits must be approved by the academic program and by the Graduate School. Contact Dr. Dipo Onipede, Program Chair, for consideration of transfer credits. Transfer credits must meet the following criteria: Must be equivalent to a 400-, 500-, or 800-level course at Penn State; must have been earned at a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an officially recognized degree-granting international institution; must be of "A" or "B" grade value ("B-" grades are not transferable, and pass-fail grades are not transferable unless the “Pass” can be substantiated by the former institution as having at least "B" quality); must appear on an official transcript of a regionally accredited U.S. institution or recognized degree-granting international institution; and must be earned within five years prior to the date of registration in a graduate degree program at Penn State, and specific criteria apply.
- Where is my academic adviser identified?
On the Student Center page of your LionPATH account. New students who have not yet been assigned an adviser can contact Dr. Dipo Onipede, program co-director.
- Do I need a specific GPA to graduate?
Yes, a 3.0 minimum GPA is required.
- How many years does the Graduate School allow to complete a graduate degree?
- Where are the Penn State semester dates and academic calendars listed?
Semester dates and other pertinent information can be found on the Academic Calendars page.
- What financial aid resources are available for graduate students?
- View information about graduate financial aid online. For additional information, contact the Penn State Behrend Office of Financial Aid by emailing [email protected] or calling 814-898-6162.
- If you plan to apply for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Penn State’s six-digit FAFSA code is 003329. At the graduate level, you can access federal student loans if you are enrolled in 5 or more graduate credits per semester.