Second Degree Program

The Second Degree program is an intensive sixteen-month program open to individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree in another field. This rigorous program is offered in a cohort format (all cohorts start in fall semester) and requires extensive commitment. Students take 14–17 credits per semester for a total of 60 credits.

Currently, the Second Degree program is offered at Penn State Altoona and Penn State Harrisburg.

*** Admission information for this program is currently being revised. Please contact the campus you are interested in for more information.***


Penn State Altoona

Maggie McNulty, M.Ed.
Pre-Nursing Adviser

Penn State Harrisburg

Ronda Stump, M.Ed.
Academic Adviser, Nursing Programs