Professional Development Opportunities (PDOs)

Professional Development Opportunities (PDOs)

As a student at Penn State Great Valley, you receive professional development classes and workshops at no extra cost through our unique Professional Development Opportunity program.

Here’s how it works:

Professional development courses can cost hundreds—even thousands—of dollars, but as a student you are able to take them at no extra cost. With every graduate course you complete toward your degree, you earn one Professional Development Opportunity (PDO). PDOs can be applied toward almost all professional development courses or workshops at Penn State Great Valley. (NOTE: PDOs do not cover the cost of books and course materials and are valid for three years post graduation.)

Almost all Professional Development courses and workshops are PDO eligible.

Student Testimonial

"The PDOs that I earned for each class taken at Penn State Great Valley are a great opportunity for additional learning and professional certification.  The classes are interesting, dynamic and interactive and the instruction is top notch."
- James Dzomba