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Scholarly and Professional Goals for All Graduate Degree Students

The goals for all graduate degree students enrolled in the Graduate School at Penn State are to:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate breadth and depth of disciplinary knowledge, and comprehension of the major issues of their discipline;
  2. Use disciplinary methods and techniques to apply knowledge, and – if appropriate to the degree – create new knowledge or achieve advanced creative accomplishment.
  3. Communicate the major issues of their discipline effectively;
  4. Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking within their discipline, and, where appropriate, across disciplines; and
  5. Know and conduct themselves in accordance with the highest ethical standards, values, and, where these are defined, the best practices of their discipline.

Approved by Graduate Council, April 13, 2016.

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