Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts
Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts

Prospective Students

Degree Admission

Degree admission is granted jointly by the Graduate School and the graduate program. Each program has its own procedures for evaluating applications. An applicant must apply for admission to a particular program of study. Applicants may apply to only one graduate program at a time. The Graduate School will not consider concurrent applications for admission to more than one program and does not act upon an application without a program’s recommendation.

Please Note:

  • U.S. applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution to apply for admission.
  • International applicants must have a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree to apply for admission. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates.
  • You may only apply to one graduate program and campus at a time.
  • If you currently hold a doctorate, you are not encouraged to apply for a second doctorate.