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.
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.
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.
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.
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