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Harrisburg University

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Harrisburg University

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Ignite Your Potential at Harrisburg University and discover the endless possibilities that await you.

Annual Tuition


Tuition Estimated:


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CPT Renew Frequency

Updated 1 time per year

Working from Day 1

All year round

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Onsite Frequency

Requires 3 onsite visit per semester, Saturday: 8:00 A to 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.


Key Dates

Graduate programs are divided into 3 terms each academic year
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Harrisburg Fast Fact

Harrisburg University, located in Pennsylvania's capital and Philadelphia, specializes in STEM programs. With a faculty of industry experts, the university emphasizes real-world applications, integrating coursework with practical assignments and internships.

Day 1 CPT, practical skills, and bright careers ahead


Private Nonprofit

School Accreditation:

The Higher Learning Commission of the Central States.

Day-1 CPT Programs:

Analytics, Biotechnology, Computer Information Sciences, Consumer Behavior and Decision Science and more...

Day 1 CPT Campus:

Harrisburg, PA


  • Essential for master's degree completion; two semesters of CPT internships required.

  • F-1 students typically start CPT on the first day of the first semester.

  • Full-time CPT limited to 12 months for students without a prior master's degree.

  • CPT must align with course content; can be full-time (21-40 hours/week) or part-time (up to 20 hours/week).

  • Employers to complete CPT Verification Form and Offer Letter for I-20 issuance.

  • Early next semester registration extends CPT, ensuring continuous legal work status.


  • Each semester: one online and one offline course.
  • Online: Weekly tasks like group discussions and quizzes.
  • Offline: Three visits to the main Harrisburg campus per semester.
  • F-1 visa students can only register for one online course per semester; H-1B or H-4 visa students have more flexibility.
  • Students with visa status changes have different CPT start requirements.
  • Harrisburg University requires an annual CPT update.

CPT Programs at Harrisburg University

Master's degree students must complete 36 credits (12 courses) to graduate. In the final semester, students must complete a 6-credit Capstone/Practicum, demonstrating the application of learned content to real-world work.

  • Harrisburg, PA/ Philadelphia, PA 
  • Hybrid Mode

Day 1 CPT Program Overview

Harrisburg has 12 existing Day-1 CPT-capable graduate degrees, mostly in STEM majors. The Philadelphia campus supports CPT for international students only in MS Techpreneurship. *The university has recently announced that it will be adding additional Day-1 CPT programs at the Philadelphia campus in the second half of 2023.
CPT with Career Work is a required component of these programs, which are 2 years, 6 semesters in length.


Day 1 CPT Program

Program Detail
  • MS Analytics 
  • MS Biotechnology 
  • MS Computer Information Sciences 
  • MS Consumer Behavior and Decision Sciences 
  • MS Cybersecurity Operations and Control Management 
  • MS Healthcare Informatics
  • MS Human-Centered Interaction Design 
  • MS Information Systems Engineering& Management
  • MS Learning Technologies & Media Systems 
  • MS Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • MS Project Management 
  • MS Techpreneurship

Tuition and Scholarships at Harrisburg University

At Harrisburg University, international students in graduate and doctoral programs are charged tuition based on the number of credits they take.

This table are the tuition rates for the 2023 - 2024 academic year:

Other Fees:

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    Registration Fee: $0

  • check Enrollment Fee: $500                      
  • check Health Insurance: $1600/year
  • check Payment Plan Fee: $35/semester

Goelite is the official recruitment representative for Trine University and can assist with scholarship applications free of charge. For scholarship details and assistance, please contact a Goelite representative.

Tuition is charged per credit hour at $575. The total tuition and CPT fee per semester is $3,737.5 (including a 0.5-credit CPT fee).

Breakdown of Costs


Tuition per Semester (6 regular credits + 0.5 CPT credit):


Annual Tuition (for students starting in Fall or Spring, covering 2 semesters):


Annual Tuition (for students starting in Summer, covering 3 semesters):


Total Tuition for 5 Semesters


Note: Monthly payment plans are available. Enrollment for the payment plan must be completed no later than the Friday before the session start date (as mentioned on the I-20). Trine University does not charge an application fee for admissions.


Key Dates at Harrisburg University

At Harrisburg University, international students in graduate and doctoral programs are charged tuition based on the number of credits they take.

Harrisburg University's graduate programs are divided into five terms each academic year, with admissions open for each term.


Recommended Application Deadline

Class Start Date

Summer 2024 Term 1

April 19, 2024

May 4, 2024

Summer 2024 Term 2

June 17, 2024

July 1, 2024

Fall 2024 Term 1

August 10, 2024

August 24, 2024

Fall 2024 Term 2

October 7, 2024

October 21, 2024

Spring 2025 Term 1

December 21, 2024

January 4, 2025

Spring 2025 Term 2

February 17, 2025

March 3, 2025

Summer 2024 Term 1

April 19, 2025

May 3, 2025

Summer 2024 Term 2

June 16, 2025

June 30, 2025

Note: This table is for 2024 - 2025 academic year

Harrisburg University offers a rolling admissions process for its graduate programs.

If the enrollment for a term reaches its limit, admissions will close. It's advised to apply at least a month in advance (three months for Initial F1 students).

As the official representative of Trine University, GoElite can reserve admission slots for students. If you've missed the deadline, you can still Contact GoElite for expedited admissions.

Campus Life Experience at Harrisburg University

Come and explore the exciting and fulfilling Campus Life Experience at Harrisburg University!


What Our Students Have To Say

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Was a commuter student and love coming to campus everyday for classes and all the fun events planned for us! Solid degree with faculty who have become lifelong friends.

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The good aspects of my graduate program includes the hands on learning and having professors that are currently or have worked for many years in their field teach the pertinent information. 


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I recently enrolled in Trine for my master and I find the university to be very welcoming and easy to follow, responsive faculty, flexible schedule and quality education.


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Amazing college, friendly welcoming and so beautiful


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