Concurrent Degree Program

Concurrent Degree Program

Earn a Second Penn State Master’s Degree and Save

Penn State Great Valley enables students to complete two master’s degrees with a significant savings in course load through a unique concurrent degree program. Each degree can accept up to 20% of its credits from the other program.

Requirements for the concurrent degree program include:

  • The second degree must be part of a well-balanced, unified, and complete program of study related to the student’s initial degree and/or supports related career goals.
  • At least 12 credits must be taken in the initial master’s degree program prior to applying for admission. (It is recommended that applicants complete at least 50% of credits from the first degree program to allow sufficient time given the concurrent degree time limit.)
  • The student must be admitted to the concurrent degree program prior to completing 75% of credits in the first degree, and prior to the final semester in the initial degree.
  • Students seeking a concurrent degree must satisfy all admission criteria for the secondary degree.

  • A minimum GPA of 3.5 in courses taken as a graduate student at PSU is required by the Graduate School for admission to a concurrent program.
  • The concurrent degree is expected to be completed within three years of admission to the concurrent degree.