The Pennsylvania State University, often referred to as Penn State, is a public research university serving Pennsylvania and also the world. Our programs are highly ranked, nationally and internationally well-known, globally competitive, and span many fields.
We are a nationally recognized Research-I Institution and teach students to be leaders with global perspectives. While Penn State has a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff across the state, we are one university. We are in the top one percent of universities worldwide and have the largest dues-paying alumni network in the world. With more than 645,000 living alumni, Penn Staters can be found in all 50 U.S. states and in more than 160 countries around the world.
The Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies, located close to the 5th largest city in the United States—Philadelphia, is one of 24 campuses throughout the state. The campus is dedicated to the academic advancement of graduate students and welcomes the richness that international students bring to the university and campus community.
Students choose Penn State Great Valley because they want to attend a graduate school powered by the Penn State name and reputation for excellence. Here, students engage in research with renowned faculty and have access to a network of accomplished professionals both locally and around the world. They can take advantage of part-time campus jobs, internships, and OPT and CPT opportunities. Our faculty members are recognized for their industry experience, cutting-edge research, ability to blend theory with practice, and for their network of business connections.