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Why Penn State Great Valley

Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies offers some of the most sought-after graduate degrees and certificate programs in the Greater Philadelphia region. As part of The Pennsylvania State University, our programs are taught by world renowned and award-winning faculty, offered in a flexible format—accelerated, online, hybrid, and on campus. Our students graduate with the skills and knowledge to innovate and lead, and to make a greater impact on the world. 

Open House

Attend an Event

Attending an admission event is a great way to discover all that Penn State Great Valley has to offer. Join us at an upcoming Open House or Information Night to learn more about our programs and network with students, faculty, and alumni. You can also sit in on a graduate class, or meet and discuss your program of interest with an Academic Program Manager in a one-on-one appointment.

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How to Apply

With our online application, it's easy to apply to a master's degree or graduate certificate. Make sure you review your program of interest's admission requirements prior to starting the application process.

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After You've Applied

Find information on how to get your questions answered, accept an offer of admission, attend orientation, and schedule classes.

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Want to learn more about life at Penn State Great Valley? Our blog highlights experiences, perspectives, internal and external collaborations, research activities, and outcomes from our graduate students and faculty.