Graduate Programs

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Penn State Behrend has five graduate degree programs in key fields that are highly desired by industry and social service organizations.  Students are enhancing their career path by becoming more prepared for leadership roles in a global market where adaptability and innovation is rewarded. Many programs are intentionally becoming more interdisciplinary to respond to an increasingly competitive workforce.  We welcome your ambition and hope you will be joining our Penn State Behrend community.

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Master of Applied Clinical Psychology (M.A.)

The Master of Arts in Applied Clinical Psychology is offered on a full time basis with courses taking place during the day. It is a research-based degree with practical applications—and employment flexibility. A Penn State graduate degree in empirically validated clinical psychology is attractive to employers and doctoral programs alike, and offers you more opportunity than a degree solely focused on counseling. Preparation for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) designation is an option for our M.A. graduates, and so are doctoral study, teaching, research, and mental-health administration.

With an additional 12 credits of course work and further supervised clinical training, you will be eligible to seek the LPC designation in Pennsylvania and most other states. As an LPC you can operate your own private practice, clinic, or treatment facility, bill insurance companies, supervise interns, and provide consultation.


Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

The MBA degree offered on campus can be completed on a full or part-time basis; you will sharpen planning and problem-solving skills that are essential to holding positions in middle and upper management. The program is delivered in a hybrid format of 75% online environment and 25% in-class instruction.  Summer courses are 100% online allowing students the flexibility to participate at their convenience; only electives are offered in summer I and summer II sessions.

The Pittsburgh MBA degree is a part-time also delivered in a hybrid format of 75% online and 25% in-class instruction; the program is conveniently offered at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry, PA.  It is the same curriculum that we offer on campus which allows needed flexibility for active professionals.


Master of Manufacturing Management (M.M.M.) 

The Master of Manufacturing Management (M.M.M.) degree program seeks to produce executives who possess in-depth, relevant manufacturing knowledge bridging engineering and management. 

This program is ideal for practicing professionals from industry, and individuals who have graduated from, or are currently enrolled in, a business administration, science, or engineering undergraduate program.


Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc)

The one-year Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) offered by the Black School of Business fulfills the educational requirements needed for CPA licensure within graduate-level education.


Master of Project Management (M.P.M.)

This online degree program, offered in partnership with Penn State's World Campus, is perfect for working professionals looking to develop the skills needed to help companies carry out large-scale projects.


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Graduate Admissions Office

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