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ACPSY Curriculum / Course Descriptions

The M.A. in Applied Clinical Psychology is a 48-credit program with optional 12-credit certificates for Licensed Professional Counselor preparation.

The program can be pursued full-time or part-time; new students can begin the program only in a fall semester.

Penn State Behrend's MBA Program in Pittsburgh Graduates Inaugural Class

MBA student Bradley Zabish attended the Pittsburgh MBA ceremony with his sister Courtney Steele.The inaugural class of Penn State Behrend's Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program in Pittsburgh held its graduation ceremony at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh.

May 8: Commencement to Award Over 600 Degrees

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spring 2014Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will award over 600 degrees at its spring commencement on Friday, May 8.

The ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Erie Insurance Arena, 809 French St. It is open to the public and no tickets are needed to attend. Detailed information for candidates and their guests can be found here.

Penn State Behrend Named Best Value in Northwest Pennsylvania

An aerial view of Penn State BehrendPenn State Erie, The Behrend College, offers the best value of any college or university in northwestern Pennsylvania, according to new rankings by PayScale Inc., a data company that tracks employee salaries. In the western 33 counties of Pennsylvania, only Carnegie Mellon University does better.

U.S. News Ranks Online MBA among the Nation's Best

U.S. News & World Report ranks Penn State’s online master of business administration program the seventh-best in the nation, sharing a position with Carnegie Mellon University. U.S. News evaluated the programs using four criteria: faculty credentials, student engagement, admissions selectivity and student services and technology.

Black School of Business Ranked Among Nation's Best for 7th Consecutive Year

The Black School of Business at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is featured in “The Best 296 Business Schools: 2015 Edition,” published this month by Princeton Review Books.

The school’s MBA program “provides the best value for a working student in the local area,” according to the Princeton Review, which ranks schools based on academics, job-placement rates and admissions selectivity.

RSVP for Graduate Program Events

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The schools of Business, Engineering and Humanities and Social Sciences, together with the Graduate Admissions Office, will host several events for prospective students throughout the year. If you plan to pursue an advanced degree in the next three semesters, this is a great time to research our programs and plan out the steps in the application process. Some programs have pre-requisite courses and pre-enrollment requirements; research this from the websites listed below.

MPAcc Tuition and Costs

​Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017

Tuition adjustments take effect each fall semester.  The fee structure for summer semesters may increase.


TUITION cost per credit

  • PA resident: $ 826  
  • Non-PA resident: $ 1,088