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

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

    Accountancy

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

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

    Aerospace Engineering

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of basic engineering principles; 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.

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

    Agriculture

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Agriculture. The program offers courses that focus on forestry, horticulture, plant breeding, soil science, and plant nutrition.

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

    American Studies

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of American history, society, literature, and culture

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

    Anthropology

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

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

    Architecture

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; and professional responsibilities.

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

    Art

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.

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

    Art History

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art history research methods; the conservation of works of art; and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

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

    Biology

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

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

    Business Administration

    USD 38,068 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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

    Chemical Engineering

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes.

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

    Chemistry

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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

    Civil Engineering

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to problems that arise from creating and maintaining structures; mechanics; hydraulics; geotechnics; materials science; and statistical analysis.

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

    Communication

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

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

    Computer Science

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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

    Criminal Justice

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminal Justice. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

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

    Criminology

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

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

    Economics

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

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

    Electrical Engineering

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

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

    English

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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

    Environmental Engineering

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Environmental Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on basic engineering principles and how they connect to the environment, engineering thermodynamics, the fundamentals of process engineering and chemistry.

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

    Finance

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

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

    French

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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

    History

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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

    Humanities

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Humanities. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the social and physical sciences, languages, literature, art, music, philosophy, and religion.

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

    Industrial Engineering

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Industrial Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of applied mathematics; physical sciences; social sciences; engineering analysis; systems design; computer applications; and evaluation methodology.

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

    Landscape Architecture

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Landscape Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of 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.

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

    Mathematics

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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

    Music

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

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

    Nursing

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

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

    Nutrition Science

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nutrition Science. The program offers courses that focus on food science, microbiology, dietetics, nutrition, and clinical nutritional care.

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

    Philosophy

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

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

    Physics

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

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

    Political Science

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

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

    Psychology

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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

    Social Work

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

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

    Software Engineering

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Software Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of scientific and mathematical principles to the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, and maintenance of computer software systems.

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

    Statistics

    USD 33,142 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effective communication and presentation of results relying on data.

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Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 77
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 95
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 58
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 142
  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 52
  • The Economist Which MBA
    The Economist Which MBA 66
  • Financial Times (MBA)
    Financial Times (MBA) 75
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 85

Admission Requirements

  • 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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          • Testimony
            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!!!!

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            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.

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            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.