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How do I apply? icon-olus-circle

All graduate-level applications are submitted through the Graduate School. Apply online at the Graduate School at Penn State.

When is my Certificate in Hospitality Management application due? icon-olus-circle

Applications to start fall 2024 are due on June 1, 2024.

Do I need to submit GRE/GMAT scores with my application for the Certificate in Hospitality Management? icon-olus-circle

No. Applications to the Certificate in Hospitality Management do not require the submission of GRE/GMAT scores.

Can I transfer these credits into the Master of Professional Studies in Hospitality Management program? icon-olus-circle

All credits earned in this certificate program can be applied toward the Master of Professional Studies in Hospitality Management.

What are the entrance requirements to the certificate program? icon-olus-circle

Graduate School Requirements (university-wide for all graduate applicants):

  • A completed online Graduate School application
  • Undergraduate Degree(s) as required per country of admission by the Graduate School confirmed with submission of copies of official transcripts / documentation (for institutions outside the U.S. documents may include marksheets, record of courses, degree/study certificate, original diploma, etc.) from all post-secondary institutions attended (and official English translations if the language of instruction is not English) 
  • English proficiency (if required per country of admission by the Graduate School)
  • Payment of a non-refundable application fee (decided by the Graduate School)


School of Hospitality Management Requirements (after the Graduate School processes application):

  • An undergraduate degree (in any field)
  • A resume or CV
  • Two letters of recommendation (preferably one professional and one academic)
  • A statement of career and educational goals in essay format (2-3 pages in length)
  • Submission of a video interview
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