Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update

Update (4/16/2020): The University is planning to deliver all courses and programming virtually for the Maymester, Summer Session I and Summer Session II, through a mix of asynchronous online and synchronous remote course offerings. Learn more at gradschool.psu.edu/covid19.

In the interest of protecting the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and community members, the Graduate School has adjusted its operations to a remote format. MORE INFO>

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The Kern Graduate Building where the graduate school offices are located.The Graduate School at Penn State is one of the largest in the nation with more than 14,000 graduate students enrolled at the University Park and Harrisburg campuses and at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; Penn State Great Valley; College of Medicine at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Certain professional degree programs (M.Eng., M.Agr., M.Ed., etc.) are also offered off-campus and through the Penn State World Campus.

We take pride in being one of the largest graduate schools in the nation. In fact, the Graduate School has awarded 129,809 graduate degrees to date. In addition, we are proud of 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 3,132 students from China, India, Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Japan, Canada, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Germany and a host of other countries. Furthermore, we are particularly proud of our efforts directed toward increasing the enrollment of underrepresented graduate students.