Mission and Strategic Plan

Mission and Strategic Plan

Mission Statement

Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies is committed to providing high-quality, innovative, and technologically progressive opportunities for lifelong learning through graduate and continuing education and other professional development programs.

To directly respond to the learning needs of working adult professionals and their organizations, we strive to develop and offer convenient, competitively priced, and technically advanced programming that improves the career potential and enhances the work effectiveness of our students and graduates.

Through the research of our faculty, our graduate programming, our continuing education programs, and conferences organized by Penn State Great Valley, we seek to promote the intellectual and economic vitality of our region. In all of our teaching, research, and service endeavors, the rigor, quality, and relevance of our programs bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Several key values drive our decisions at Penn State Great Valley. As an organization, we are committed to managed growth of our programs and services. Quality and diversity are part of our ongoing commitments in terms of curriculum, students, faculty, and staff. We view teaching, along with applied and theoretical research, as fundamental to faculty development and promotion. Service to the School, to the University, and to the community is a commitment shared across all disciplines and divisions by faculty, staff, and administration. We strive to be an exemplar of the integration of teaching, research, and service by our emphasis on the intersection of professional relevance and traditional academic quality.

Strategic Plan 2014–2019

Founded in 1963 as a special mission campus, Penn State Great Valley is charged with meeting graduate education and professional training needs of working adults. Today, our campus is poised for a new era of growth, productivity, and excellence. To view our strategic plan, please download the document below.