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Graduate Admissions

Central Penn College offers a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Organizational
Leadership with two career-focused concentrations of study: Organizational
Development and Financial Analysis. The Organizational Development concentration is
offered during the spring and fall terms and the Financial Analysis concentration offered
during the fall term only. Both concentrations are delivered in a blended (on ground/
online) or fully online format.

Graduate Admissions Requirements
Admission into the MPS in Organizational Leadership program is rubric based. To be considered for admission into the program, students must meet the following criteria:
• Submission of graduate studies application.
• Three or more years of professional work experience (waivers may be granted, GRE/
MAT score may also be considered).
• A bachelor’s degree with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 from an accredited
higher education institution. Applicants with under a 2.75, if accepted, will be
admitted conditionally.
• Submission of two graduate recommendation forms, one should be from a current
or former supervisor.
• Submission of a two- to three-page goal statement articulating career aspirations,
continued education, community service and professional goals as they relate
to organizational leadership. This essay should also address how the student will
balance the time commitment required of the program with their other demands.
• Submission of a professional resume.
Graduate Admissions Procedures
• Complete an application at
• Schedule an interview with an admissions counselor to discuss the program and
• Provide all admission requirements to the counselor to be considered for
• Official post-secondary education transcripts must be mailed and received by the
admissions office prior to matriculation.

Lifelong Learning
Central Penn College offers credit for approved work/life experience through the Lifelong
Learning (LLL) program for graduate students. Master’s degree seeking students can
earn a maximum of 9 credits through this process. Lifelong Learning cannot apply for
the mandatory capstone course, which is a pre-requisite for graduation. Therefore,
these credits are only applicable to courses within the specified discipline to those who
successfully submit proof of or demonstrate that their lifelong experience matches the
learning objectives of the courses considered for work/life experience.

Applicable graduate transfer credits and/or work/lifelong learning can apply to a
maximum of 9 combined credits. For more information, please visit the website

Transfer Credits
Students interested in transferring graduate credits from another institution should speak
with their admission counselor and must be received prior to the acceptance review. A
maximum of six graduate credits with grades of “B” or higher will be considered for
transfer credits, provided they are equivalent to Central Penn College coursework.

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