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Prospective Students

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Penn State's Graduate School is one of the largest in the nation with more than 10,000 graduate students enrolled at the University Park campus, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; Penn State Great Valley; Penn State Harrisburg; and the Penn State College of Medicine. Certain professional degree programs (M.Eng., M.Agr., M.Ed., etc.) are also offered at other locations and through the Penn State World Campus.

We take pride in being one of the largest graduate schools in the nation and in our exemplary faculty and high-quality degree programs, many of which are nationally ranked.

The Graduate School is committed to ensuring that all individuals regardless of ethnicity, gender, or other personal characteristics are afforded the opportunity to achieve their full potential as scholars and professionals. Our international enrollment has increased to an all-time high with more than 2,600 students from China, India, South Korea, Taiwan, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and a host of other countries. Furthermore, we are particularly proud of our efforts directed toward increasing the enrollment of underrepresented graduate students.

Requirements for Admission to the Graduate School

Graduate Program Search

Online Education

Funding Graduate Education

Welcome Videos for International Students

Veterans and Military Service Members

NRC Rankings of Research Doctorate Programs

Frequently Asked Questions

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