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 International Students 



Admissions Deadlines:
International students must submit an online graduate application and all supplemental application materials including official transcripts, three references (using the Graduate Reference Form located on the graduate website, TOEFL or IELTS scores, a bank statement, and the Financial Statement of Support form.  The deadline for the cohorts is listed below:

Summer cohort (July) – Deadline March 1 with acceptance of admissions offer no later than April 1

Winter cohort (December) – Deadline August 1 with acceptance of admissions offer no later than September 1

Important Documents:

Estimated Costs for International MBA Students:

Class Location Information:
SRU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) offers a unique, blended academic experience with classes meeting online and in the classroom, all designed to increase your skill level by combining knowledge with specific business situations.  MBA class meetings are held at the Regional Learning Alliance, Pittsburgh's Premier Learning and Conference Center, in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. The RLA is approximately 32 miles from Slippery Rock University.  Students will need to arrange their own transportation to the RLA Learning and Conference Center:

The RLA Learning and Conference Center
850 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Directions from Slippery Rock University to the RLA Learning and Conference Center:

  • Proceed west on Morrow Way to S. Main Street/PA-173
  • Turn right onto S. Main Street/PA-173.
  • Turn left onto New Castle St./PA-108.  Continue to follow PA-108.
  • Merge onto I-79 S toward Pittsburgh.
  • Continue on Interstate 79 South to Exit 78 – PA Route 228 - Cranberry/Mars
  • Turn left onto PA Route 228 East.
  • At the second traffic light, turn right onto Cranberry Woods Drive (the Marriott Hotel will be on the right)
  • Follow Cranberry Woods Drive to the first stop sign.
  • Continue straight through the stop sign. In 100 yards bear right (no street sign, but there is “Welcome to the Regional Learning Alliance sign). The MSA building will be on your left.
  • Continue straight for 250 yards to the entrance of the RLA parking lot.

Housing Information:
Students have many housing options in Slippery Rock and in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. 

On-Campus Housing at SRU:
The Office of Residence Life offers on-campus housing designated for Graduate Students in our R.O.C.K. Apartments. The R.O.C.K. Apartments offer graduate students the convenience of “off campus living” on campus.

Amenities include, fully furnished, single bedrooms (four bedrooms per apartment), full kitchens (meal plan not required), on-site laundry, secure building access, private balconies and access to the SRU on-campus student network (Res Net) which guarantees 10 Mbps bandwidth per student for up to five devices (laptop, smart phone, tablet, etc.) that will follow you all across campus, and the shuttle stop for the campus bus is just outside your door, just to name a few.

There are no hidden costs at R.O.C.K. Apartments; all utilities, cable TV, Internet access and trash removal is included in the per-semester price.

Visit the Office of Residence Life webpage more details and information on how to apply and secure your space in graduate housing at the R.O.C.K. Apartments.

Off-Campus Housing Options:
Off-campus housing offers graduate students varied residence options, including single- and double-occupancy apartments and townhouses. Most complexes are within a reasonable walking distance of campus or are serviced by SRU’s SGA shuttle bus. These complexes offer kitchens, kitchenettes, laundry facilities, private bathrooms, game rooms and outdoor recreation and picnic areas. Configurations and prices vary, as do the inclusion of utilities. The listing of off-campus facilities does not constitute approval, disapproval, or recommendations on the part of Slippery Rock University. Slippery Rock University is NOT affiliated with any off-campus listings found here or elsewhere.

Apartment Name Street Address Phone Distance from SRU
Rock Garden Apartments 230 E. Water St. 724-679-6221 5 blocks
Campus Side Apartments Harmony Rd. 724-794-2626 500 ft
Monteleone Apartments  241 Maltby Avenue 724-794-4245  
Martha Rose Apartments Center Street 724-794-8704 0.5 mile
Thunderbird Apartments Center Street 724-794-8704 0.5 mile
Towers & Campus Heights 102 Fairview Drive 724-794-8103 1 block
Stoneworth 877 New Castle Rd. 724-794-1333 3 miles
University Village One Vineyard Circle 724-794-0188 < 1 mile
The Heights 100 Woodbridge Dr. 724-421-8366 2 miles
Dana Glass Properties, Inc. Varies 724-794-3727 Varies

Off-Campus Housing, Cranberry Township:
Please note that the rental prices listed are estimates and not representative of actual rental costs for these units. 

Complex Name Address Phone Status
Village of Laurelwood 325 Collingwood Ct. 724-776-4840 Complete
Rochester Village Apartments 10100 Kettlecreek Dr. 724-553-5570 Under Construction (8 buildings complete)
Chatham Commons at Cranberry  5000 Stein Dr.  724-772-0934 Complete
Foxmoor Condominiums 400 Stockton Rdg. 724-538-3460 Complete
Cranberry Vista Apartments Intersection of Glen Eden Rd. and Freshcorn Rd.   Construction Pending
Berkley Manor Apartments 90 Berkley Manor Dr.  724-778-4050 Complete
Forest Park Village 102 Holly Dr. 724-776-3198 Complete
Cranberry Woods Apartments  Cranberry Woods Dr.    Under construction
Cranberry Pointe Townhomes 501 Cranberry Pt.Ln. 724-772-5220 Complete

Transportation Options:
Please note these taxi services are not affiliated with Slippery Rock University.

Taxi Service Phone Number
Valley Transportation 724-238-3222
Cranberry Taxi Service Inc., Butler Office 866-866-9925
Classy Cab 412-322-5080
JB Taxi 724-458-1234

Car Sales:
At times, students purchase vehicles while in the United States.  Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an internationally recognized brand with more than 6,000 neighborhood and airport locations in the United States, Canada, the U.K., Ireland, and Germany. With more than 5,500 offices located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population, Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers a wide variety of car leasing, vanpooling, car sharing and hourly rental programs – and local car rental customers are picked up at no extra cost.  In addition to Enterprise Rent-A-Car, there are many independent new and used car dealerships in the area.

Car Company Phone Number Website
Enterprise Car Sales 866-714-1264

If students decide to live in Pittsburgh, they may have access to a service called ZipCar.  Information on ZipCar and can be found at 

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MBA Fact Sheet


The Master of Business Administration at SRU is an accelerated program offered exclusively at the Regional Learning Alliance (RLA) in Cranberry, PA.  

Classes are taught in a hybrid format, a combination of onsite and online delivery.

You can earn your MBA in just one year!