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Full-time study offered at Penn State Great Valley in the following Master's Degree Programs:

Engineering Management
Information Science
Software Engineering
Systems Engineering

Penn State Great Valley offers an opportunity for students to complete a master’s degree in about 18 months.

Typically, students enroll beginning in the fall semester and complete three courses (9 credits) each semester in the fall, spring, and either summer or the following fall (depending upon the program). And while classes meet on an in-person, face-to-face format, many courses include an online component, giving students extra convenience and flexibility. Some students can complete their degrees even faster by taking at least 12 credits each semester.

Contact us today for information about full-time study options:

If you are an international student planning to pursue a master's degree, email us at gvadmiss@psu.edu.

The Chancellor's Scholarship for Full-Time Graduate Study

When you apply for admission, you will automatically be considered for the Chancellor’s Scholarship, which is a merit-based scholarship offered to qualified individuals, including international students, who are planning to pursue a graduate program on a full-time basis (12 credits) at Penn State Great Valley beginning in the 2015 Fall Semester. 

Applicants who are offered admission for the 2015 Fall Semester and who have demonstrated excellent academic performance in undergraduate and/or graduate school and who show future academic promise, as based on information submitted in support of their admission application, including undergraduate and graduate transcripts, previous work experience, and standardized test scores (if applicable), will be automatically considered.  Applicants must be planning to enroll in a graduate degree program offered at Penn State Great Valley on a resident instruction basis.

Awards are competitive and will be for $10,000 or $15,000.  The scholarship will be applied to tuition and fees for the 2015-16 academic year (one academic year). 

The scholarship will be awarded over two semesters; disbursement of the award in the second semester will be conditional on the student maintaining at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.25/4.0 and completing a full-time course load of 12 credits in each semester of the award.

For more information, contact an Admissions Counselor at

Domestic Applicants
:  When applying for admission, indicate in the “Notes” section on the online application that you will be enrolling on a full-time basis.  Note that 12 or more credits must be completed in each of your first and second semesters to be considered for this scholarship.

International Applicants
:  Students who enroll at Penn State in a F or J visa status are required to enroll on a full-time basis each semester.  Note that 12 credits must be completed in each of your first two semesters to be considered for this scholarship.