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How to Apply for Admission to the Distance Education M.Eng. Degree

NOTE: Distance education students do not have to be admitted into the M.Eng. in Acoustics Degree Program in order to be able to take acoustics courses. Students can take up to 15 nondegree credits taken within five years prior to admission to the degree program. Students can take up to 15 nondegree credits taken within five years prior to admission to the degree program and request that those nondegree credits be transferred to their M.Eng. degree.

Application Deadline

The Graduate Program in Acoustics has a rolling admissions process — that is, we accept applications year round.

The following are to be submitted directly to the Graduate School:

  • Submission of a completed, online Graduate School Application for Admission
  • Payment of the non-refundable graduate application fee
  • Upload of copies of transcripts/documents from all post-secondary institutions attended (and official English translation if the language of instruction is not English). See FAQ regarding transcripts.
  • The committee considers the overall record of the applicant and places particular emphasis on courses taken, undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA), TOEFL scores (if required)*, and supporting letters. GRE scores will be considered if provided, but they are neither required nor expected.
  • Submission of official TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants (with the exceptions noted). A minimum TOEFL score of 25 is required for admission. See the FAQ regarding test scores.
  • Two (2) letters of reference from people who are in a position to comment on the candidate’s education and/or abilities. These letters should be uploaded by the author to the Graduate School admissions portal.
  • Cover Letter – Addressed to the program chair stating your current status, general background, degree sought and an explanation of any deficiencies or requests for consideration.
  • Statement of Goals – A one-page summary of your academic goals (Why do you want to pursue a graduate degree in acoustics? What areas of acoustics are you hoping to pursue? What do you hope to do with your degree afterward?)
  • Current résumé
  • If offered admission and the offer is accepted, receipt by the Graduate School of official/original transcripts/documents from all post-secondary institutions attended (and official English translation, if the language of instruction is not English).

The Graduate School confirms eligibility for admission of all graduate degree applicants, and programs select and recommend applicants for offers of admission, with final approval of admission to all graduate degree programs by the Graduate School. For more information please visit the Graduate School website.

For any further questions about applying to the Acoustics Program, please contact our department either by email (acousticsde@psu.edu) or phone: +1-814-863-6078.

 
 

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Founded in 1965, Penn State's Graduate Program in Acoustics has become the leading resource for graduate education in acoustics in the United States. The interdisciplinary program leads to the degrees: Master of Engineering in Acoustics (M.Eng.), Master of Science in Acoustics (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy in Acoustics (Ph.D.)

Graduate Program in Acoustics

College of Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

201 Applied Science Building

University Park, PA 16802