Pennsylvania State University - Master's Degree

Pennsylvania State University is a public research university with 24 campus locations. The school’s 2+2 Plan allows students to spend two years at one campus before transferring to another campus for the remaining two years.

  • Average Tuition USD 48,900

School Description

The school was founded as a degree-granting institution on February 22, 1855, by act P.L. 46, No. 50 of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania. Centre County, Pennsylvania. Lara Spencer, Mark Parker Steve McCurry are among the notable alumni of the university.

Master Programs

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Accountancy

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Aerospace Engineering

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing, manufacturing and testing aircraft, spacecraft and their systems. Includes instruction in aircraft/spacecraft systems technology, design and development testing, prototype and operational testing, inspection and maintenance procedures, instrument calibration, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Agriculture

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on agriculture and related sciences and that prepare individuals to apply specific knowledge, methods, and techniques to the management and performance of agricultural operations.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    American Studies

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the Hispanic peoples of the North and South American Continents outside Canada and the United States, including the study of the Pre-Columbian period and the flow of immigrants from other societies.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Anthropology

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Architecture

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of architecture and to conduct research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; professional responsibilities and standards; and related cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Art

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Art History

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Biology

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 38,068 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Chemical Engineering

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes, such as chemical reactors, kinetic systems, electrochemical systems, energy conservation processes, heat and mass transfer systems, and separation processes; and the applied analysis of chemical problems such as corrosion, particle abrasion, energy loss, pollution, and fluid mechanics.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Civil Engineering

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of structural, load-bearing, material moving, transportation, water resource, and material control systems; and environmental safety measures.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Communication

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Criminal Justice

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Criminology

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of crime as a sociopathological phenomenon, the behavior of criminals, and the social institutions evolved to respond to crime. Includes instruction in the theory of crime, psychological and social bases of criminal behavior, social value systems and the theory of punishment, criminal law and criminal justice systems, penology, rehabilitation and recidivism, studies of specific types of crime, social attitudes and policy, and applications to specific issues in law enforcement administration and policy.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Economics

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Electrical Engineering

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    English

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Environmental Engineering

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply geotechnical engineering methods, which deal with the analysis, design and construction of earth and earth supported structures, to the application of environmental problems, such as waste containment, waste disposal, construction of land fills, soil permeation, soil analysis, and soil improvement. Includes instruction in soil mechanics, soil dynamics, soil behavior, waste management and containment systems, geosynthetics, geochemistry, earth structures, geoenvironmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, and foundation engineering

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Finance

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    French

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of France, other Francophone countries inside and outside Europe, and the French colonial experience and the associated French minorities around the world.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    History

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Humanities

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Industrial Engineering

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, material, information, and energy. Includes instruction in applied mathematics, physical sciences, the social sciences, engineering analysis, systems design, computer applications, and forecasting and evaluation methodology.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Landscape Architecture

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of landscape architecture and research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in geology and hydrology; soils, groundcovers, and horticultural elements; project and site planning; landscape design, history, and theory; environmental design; applicable law and regulations; and professional responsibilities and standards.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Music

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Nursing

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Nutrition Science

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A scientific program that focuses on the utilization of food for human growth and metabolism, in both normal and dysfunctional states, from the interdisciplinary perspective of the agricultural, human, biological, and biomedical sciences. Includes instruction in food science, biochemistry, physiology, dietetics, food and nutrition studies, biotechnology, biophysics, and the clinical sciences.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Physics

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Political Science

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Psychology

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Social Work

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Software Engineering

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, and maintenance of computer software systems using a variety of computer languages. Includes instruction in discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, computer science, managerial science, and applications to complex computer systems.

  • Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, State College, PA 16801, United States

    Statistics

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of logical symbolic language and its applications.

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Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings 68
  • QS Rankings (Global) 93
  • SchoolApply Ranking 54
  • Forbes (USA) 142
  • US News (National) 50

Facts

  • Minimum GPA 3.57
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum SAT 1762
  • Minimum ACT 24

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    Established in 1855

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    Penn State has been labeled a candidate for being one of the "Public Ivies," a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League.

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          • 1995-1999, B.S.

            Thankfully, my dad, an immigrant from Ghana, West Africa taught at Penn State as a professor in the Electrical Engineering Department. He always believed education was a major key to success in life and in fact education afforded him the opportunity to move from a small village in Africa to the U.S. where he excelled in his career and bettered his life. I'm the youngest of 4 and we all graduated from Penn State. What an incredible experience to be at a state-of-the-art campus with a top notch education. Not only is the college well-respected in the workplace, but I really enjoyed my personal experience, made life-time friendships and acquired an education that kick-started my life in a positive direction. WE ARE....PENN STATE!!!!

          • 2002-2005, Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.)

            I had attended Penn State between the years of 2002 - 2004 after graduating from The Culinary Institute of America. The Penn State hospitality curriculum and practical experience I gained there is second to none.

          • 2013-2017, Journalism

            Penn State has some of the greatest professors from around the world. The education and curriculum here is incredible, with so much hands-on experience and interaction.. As a journalism student, I had professors who had worked for the Washington Post, Politico, ABC, and the New York Times. Penn State provides the greatest opportunities (both in and outside the classroom), and opens many doors. I hope one day my children will attend this great institution to receive the same quality education that I have.