Tuition and Deadlines

Information on tuition and application deadlines for the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management from the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

Below are tuition expenses and application deadlines for the Penn State Smeal Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management.


  • Tuition: Tuition rates are assessed every semester of enrollment.
    Fee for 2019/20: $1,121 per credit*

  • *includes information technology fee

  • Note: Starting with the Spring 2020 semester, Penn State will eliminate the information technology fee as a separate line item on the student bill and instead incorporate the fee as part of the tuition rate. This action will not impact overall cost.


The certificate program has one intake per year in the fall semester. The deadline for fall applications is June 15.

Applications received after June 15 cannot be assured full consideration.

Admission Decisions

Applicants of the graduate certificate program must be admitted by both the certificate program office and the Graduate School at Penn State. The Graduate School will notify the applicant whether or not they meet the Graduate School's baccalaureate degree requirement. Please note however, that acceptance to the Graduate School is not the same as acceptance to the certificate program. Separate correspondence will be sent from the certificate program office indicating whether or not an applicant has been accepted to the certificate program.