Note: In addition to the general prerequisites for admission to the Graduate School, the following is required by this degree program:
The Penn State Lifelong Learning and Adult Education program follows a selective admission policy. The best qualified applicants will be accepted up to the number of spaces available for new students at Penn State Harrisburg. The Program Admissions Committee considers academic aptitude, professional experience, life circumstance, and clarity of academic and professional goals of prospective students. In addition, compatibility of career goals and experience with the courses offered at Penn State Harrisburg, and compatibility and availability of adult education faculty with similar research interests are also considerations.
Students interested in the D.Ed. program can apply for admission for any semester (Summer, Spring, or Fall).
Applicants who are interested in an extremely competitive graduate assistantship must apply by March 1 and begin in the Fall semester.
Admission decisions are typically announced by April 30.