Program Requirements for Admission

Program Requirements for Admission

Note: In addition to the general prerequisites for admission to the Graduate School, the following is required by this degree program:

The concurrent programs require that the student first be admitted to The Biomedical Sciences graduate degree program. Subsequently, the student is recommended for and applies for admission to the Graduate School for the Penn State Harrisburg M.B.A. program.

The following are required for applicants:

  • Biomedical Sciences Program: Completed application; Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score; a bachelor's degree reflecting a reasonable background in zoology or biology, mathematics and chemistry; a minimum junior/senior grade point average of 3.00 and with appropriate course backgrounds; two letters of recommendation; a curriculum vitae; a description of career goals. Reading knowledge of one or two foreign languages is recommended.
  • M.B.A. Program: Completed Graduate School application; Graduate Management Admission test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score; letter of recommendation from the department chair of the Biomedical Sciences Program; evidence of proficiency in analytic skills through college-level calculus and statistics demonstrated either by completion of course or successful completion of a mathematics proficiency examination approved by the program; evidence of proficiency in microcomputer applications skills; proficiency in writing evidenced by a score of "4" or higher on the Writing Assessment portion of the GMAT or GRE; evidence of proficiency in the academic disciplines of accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management and information sciences equivalent to that provided by completion of an integrated four-year business program, or completion of additional course work at the graduate level. Each course must have been completed with a grade of B or higher within seven years prior to admission to the M.B.A. program. The School of Business Administration will review the applicant's transcripts for acceptability of the courses.

No courses from the M.B.A. program may count toward the Ph.D. until the student is admitted to the Biomedical Sciences program. However, graduate-level courses taken in the M.B.A. program at Penn State Harrisburg, or at another graduate-level institution, may be applied to the M.B.A. in accordance with the transfer policies of Graduate Council.