The Graduate School at Penn State oversees admission for all graduate programs at Penn State. The Graduate School has specific requirements for admission, but please note that individual graduate programs also have their own criteria for admission as well as distinct deadlines. It is important to know the program specifics and graduate policies and procedures before you apply. We invite you to visit our FAQ page where you may find answers to many of your questions.
The Graduate School offers admission for degree programs, nondegree coursework, and postbaccalaureate certificates. Please read the enrollment type descriptions carefully to ensure you select the best path for your educational and career goals.
If you are ready to begin your application, you can apply now. If you have already started an application you are welcome to continue your application in progress. Once you have submitted your application you will be able to access your existing application to check your status, check/add/edit your references, check your test score receipt, and upload additional admission documents. If you need to pay your application fee, the application fee payment portal is a convenient and secure way to submit your fee and finalize your application.
Thank you for selecting Penn State for your graduate study.