Academic Eligibility Requirements
For admission to the Graduate School at Penn State, an applicant must hold either: (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates.
Applicants to the MMM program should have an academic background in engineering, science, business administration, or interdisciplinary business with engineering studies. Applicants who expect to graduate with a bachelor's degree in engineering, science, business administration or interdisciplinary business with engineering studies may apply for admission to the program in their senior year.
All applicants must have taken the prerequisite mathematics, computer science, and statistics courses or equivalent, prior to starting the program. Applicants cannot register until they have completed these courses. Unofficial transcripts can be emailed to the program directors for review.
QMM/MMM Application Information
Applications will be reviewed on an individual basis by MMM Program Directors Dr. Dipo Onipede, Associate Director of Academics in the School of Engineering and Dr. Diane Parente, Professor of Management in the Sam and Irene Black School of Business. Admission decisions will be based on the entire application portfolio, which will include academic and employment background, undergraduate grade-point average, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores, recommendations, and an assessment of how well the Statement of Purpose matches the program’s objectives. Admission to the MMM program is granted jointly by the Graduate School at Penn State and Penn State Behrend’s MMM program.
The majority of new students will be required to begin the program in the Summer II session as the first required courses are offered only in the summer. Students should apply for fall, only if the program directors have guided you in this manner.
In 2015, MMM will be offered on both a part-time and a full-time basis. The program is accepting applications now for full time study for the Summer 2015 semester. Applicants should be aware of and adhere to domestic and international application deadlines.
For Summer 2015 admission, applications are being processed now through May 11, 2015. Interested applicants for 2015 will SELECT “Summer 2015” as the semester of application. Summer II semester runs from July 1 through August 14, 2015.
QMM/MMM Admissions Requirements
You can submit the online application prior to taking the GRE/GMAT so that recommenders have ample time to submit the online form. Once submitted, Graduate Admissions will begin assembling your application portfolio and send you a confirmation via email.
Submit Penn State’s Graduate School Online Application and Application Fee
If you are ready to proceed to the application but have NOT yet reviewed the Requirements for Graduate Admission, please do so.
If you have read both the Graduate School requirements and the MMM application requirements (below) and are ready to apply, you may proceed to the application portal.
- Be prepared to submit the application fee of $65 at the time of submission or your application cannot be viewed or acted upon by Graduate Admissions or the MMM Program.
- Note that once you submit your application, you can still access it to upload documents.
- Skip questions you don't know such as Jr./Sr. GPA, GRE/GMAT scores, etc.
- If you previously submitted a Penn State Graduate School degree application, you don't need to submit another one. Contact Behrend's Graduate Admissions for a Change of Major application.
Select Summer 2015 for the semester of application.
Upload a Statement of Purpose. The statement should address the following questions and should be a page to a page and a half in length. Once completed, upload as a Word document to the online application.
- Why have you chosen to pursue the Penn State Behrend MMM degree?
- How will these studies help you achieve your personal and professional goals?
- How will your participation contribute to the Penn State Behrend MMM program?
Indicate your current, or most recent, work or internship responsibilities.
Upload a current resume that includes a comprehensive outline of employers and work experiences.
Submit two (2) official transcripts.
Two official transcripts are required from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Penn State alumni do not need to provide Penn State transcripts. Have transcripts sent directly from the Registrar's Office at each institution to: Penn State Behrend, Graduate Admissions Office - MMM, Knowledge Park, 5451 Merwin Lane, Erie, PA 16510-4673.
Submit contact information for two individuals who will complete the brief, online references/recommendation form.
Register each individual on the online application; they will receive an email directing them to complete a web-based form. Recommenders will not be sent an email until you have submitted the application; allow them plenty of time to meet the application deadline.
Submit a GRE or a GMAT score.
A GRE or a GMAT (your preference) is required of all applicants; individuals who have completed a master's degree, J.D. or Ph.D. from a regionally-accredited institution can contact the program directors regarding the possibility of a waiver. The GRE/GMAT must have been taken within five years of applying to the MMM program.
At this time, there are no established minimum score requirements for the GRE or the GMAT; applicants’ work experience and academic background will be taken into consideration, along with the remainder of the application portfolio. Emphasis is placed on the Quantitative and Writing sections of the GRE/GMAT.
GMAT Test Takers: On the day of testing, do two things:
Select Pennsylvania State University-Erie as a score recipient; after fourteen days the official school copy can be accessed by Graduate Admissions.
Print your unofficial GMAT score report; upload to your application, scan and email it to the Graduate Admissions Office, or fax to (814) 898-6053.
Take the GMAT at least two business days prior to the application deadline.
GRE Test Takers - On the day of testing:
Select Pennsylvania State University – GRE Code 2660.
- Scores from ETS are electronically uploaded into a central student database for all Penn State campuses.
- Take the GRE fourteen (14) days prior to the application deadline to allow time for official scores to be accessible.
- Individuals with international credentials, click here for additional requirements.
QMM Program (MMM Degree), School of Engineering, 5101 Jordan Road, 242 Burke Center, Erie, PA 16563-1701
Ph: (814) 898-6153 Fax: (814) 898-6125 Email: PSBehrendMMM@psu.edu