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About Penn State World Campus

Penn State World Campus is the online campus of Penn State University. The idea of distance education is not a new concept for Penn State. The University has been offering courses at a distance for more than 100 years. In 1892, Penn State founded one of the nation's first correspondence courses and in 1998, it was one of the first major accredited universities to provide online education. Today, Penn State World Campus offers more than 100 of the most in-demand graduate and undergraduate degree and certificate programs in education, business, engineering, technology, health care, and more.

At Penn State World Campus, the mission is to make sure students have access to a quality academic experience, even if they have job and family obligations to fulfill. If students can't come to one of the brick-and-mortar campuses, Penn State World Campus will bring the campus to them. The online courses offered by World Campus are the same courses that are offered on campus. Therefore, a diploma earned through World Campus will look no different from the one earned by students on a physical campus. It will not differentiate the method of delivery or state that the degree was earned online. The programs offered by World Campus are accredited through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and many of the individual programs have additional accreditations through governing bodies in those particular fields of study.

Degree and Certificate Programs

At Penn State World Campus, students can earn accredited online associate or bachelor's degrees and distinguish themselves with a respected and recognized credential from Penn State. Penn State offers more than 20 undergraduate degrees online that complement interests and career goals, from traditional liberal arts to technical specializations. The Penn State online associate and bachelor's degree programs are designed to prepare students for success, no matter which industries or paths they choose. Associate degrees can even be used as a gateway into bachelor's degrees offered online through Penn State World Campus or at another institution.

Students who are pursuing online bachelor's degrees from Penn State have the opportunity to enhance and customize their educations by earning minors, which can help them gain specialized knowledge to complement their majors, pursue personal interests, or explore different fields of study. Penn State World Campus offers undergraduate certificates as a convenient way to start an online degree program, enhance professional development, or to take a few courses of interest online. With 15 available certificates, World Campus has a wide range of undergraduate certificate programs to help students reach their educational goals.

Student Experience

World Campus students are supported by a team of knowledgeable and compassionate staff who understand the complexities of balancing work and life while learning online. To help students complete their work when it is most convenient for them, the technical support and academic advising staff members are available through extended work hours. And they are easy to access by email, phone, and instant messaging.

Students at Penn State World Campus have a variety of other services available to them, such as online resources including advising, tutoring, exam proctoring, and career counseling; use of the University Libraries system, the 8th largest research library in North America, with a collection of more than 662 online research databases, 386,000 e-books, 105,000 scholarly journals, and 7.3 million print materials available for check-out; and links to communities and special services for military members and veterans, international students, alumni, corporate education, students with disabilities, and those transferring from other universities and colleges.

Financing and Tuition

World Campus tuition is calculated at a cost-per-credit rate based on the program chosen and the number of credits for which a student registers. In addition to the cost-per-credit, students are responsible for the information technology fee each semester of enrollment, as well as indirect costs such as books, DVDs, and other course materials.

Tuition is due when students register for classes, typically a month before the semester begins. However, a deferred payment plan is available for some programs. Penn State World Campus also provides other options for tuition payment such as third-party payments, tuition assistance for unemployed members of the workforce, and several military payment options.

Degree & Certificate Programs

Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor's Degree
BS in Accounting
BS in Agribusiness Management
BS in Biobehavioral Health
BS in Business
BS in Business
BS in Criminal Justice
BA in Digital Journalism and Media
BA in Digital Multimedia Design
BS in Economics
BA in Economics
BS in Energy and Sustainability Policy
BA in Energy and Sustainability Policy
BSc in Finance
BSc in Health Policy and Administration
BSc in Human Development and Family Studies
BS in Information Sciences and Technology
BSc in Integrated Social Sciences
BA in International Politics
BS in Labor and Employment Relations
BA in Labor and Employment Relations
BA in Law and Society
BA in Letters, Arts, and Sciences
BSc in Marketing
BSN in Nursing, RN to BSN
BA in Organizational and Professional Communication
BSc in Organizational and Professional Communication
BA in Organizational Leadership
BA in Political Science
BSc in Political Science
BS in Psychology
BA in Psychology
BS in Security and Risk Analysis - Information and Cyber Security Option
BS in Software Engineering
BA in Strategic Communications
BS in Turfgrass Science
Undergraduate Certificates
Certificate in Adult Development and Aging Services
Certificate in Digital Arts
Certificate in Earth Sustainability
Certificate in Educating Individuals with Autism
Certificate in Enterprise Research Planning, ERP Certificate with SAP
Certificate in Financial Planning
Certificate in Information Sciences and Technology
Certificate in Labor Studies and Employment Relations
Certificate in Nursing Forensics
Certificate in Nursing Informatics
Certificate in Nursing Management
Certificate in Organizational Communication
Certificate in Security and Risk Analysis
Certificate in Turfgrass Management, Advanced
Certificate in Turfgrass Management, Basic
Certificate in Weather Forecasting
Associate's Degree
AS in Business Administration
AS in Human Development and Family Studies
AS in Information Sciences and Technology
AS in Labor and Employment Relations
AA in Letters, Arts, and Sciences
AS in Turfgrass Science and Management
Graduate Programs
Master's Degrees
MA in Accounting
ME in Additive Manufacturing and Design
MPS in Applied Demography
MAS in Applied Statistics
MPS in Art Education
MBA in Business Administration, MBA
MPS in Community and Economic Development
MPS in Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship
MPS in Criminal Justice Policy and Administration
MEd in Curriculum and Instruction
MPS in Data Analytics
MPS in Data Analytics--Business Analytics Option
MPS in Data Analytics--Marketing Analytics Option
MEd in Earth Sciences
MEd in Educational Leadership
MEngr in Electrical Engineering
MEM in Engineering Management
MPS in Enterprise Architecture and Business Transformation
MR in Finance
MPS in Geodesign
MR in Geographic Information Systems
MHA in Health Policy and Administration
MEd in Higher Education
MPS in Homeland Security - Agricultural Biosecurity and Food Defense Option
MPS in Homeland Security - Counterterrorism Option
MPS in Homeland Security - Cyber Threat Analytics and Prevention Option
MPS in Homeland Security - Geospatial Intelligence Option
MPS in Homeland Security - Information Security and Forensics Option
MPS in Homeland Security - Public Health Preparedness Option
MPS in Human Resources and Employment Relations
MPS in Information Sciences - Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
MEd in Learning, Design, and Technology
MEd in Lifelong Learning and Adult Education
MS in Mechanical Engineering
MEngr in Nuclear Engineering
MS in Nursing
MPS in Nutritional Sciences
MPS in Organization Development and Change
MPM in Project Management
MPS in Psychology of Leadership
MPA in Public Administration
MPS in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems
MPS in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems - Solar Energy Option
MPS in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems - Sustainability Management and Policy Option
MSE in Software Engineering
MEd in Special Education
MPS in Strategic Communications
MPS in Supply Chain Management
ME in Systems Engineering
MPS in Turfgrass Management
Graduate Certificates
Graduate Certificate in Accounting
Graduate Certificate in Adult Basic Education
Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Biosecurity and Food Defense
Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
Graduate Certificate in Applied Bioinformatics
Graduate Certificate in Applied Demography
Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics
Graduate Certificate in Bioenergy
Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics
Graduate Certificate in Children' Literature
Graduate Certificate in Community and Economic Development
Graduate Certificate in Corporate Accounting Foundations
Graduate Certificate in Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Graduate Certificate in Cyber Threat Analytics and Prevention
Graduate Certificate in Distance Education
Graduate Certificate in e-Learning Design
Graduate Certificate in Earth Science Education
Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology Integration
Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership and Innovation Management
Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Information and Security Technology Architecture
Graduate Certificate in Family Literacy
Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Leadership
Graduate Certificate in Geodesign
Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence Analytics
Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence Applications
Graduate Certificate in Geriatric Nursing Education
Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security
Graduate Certificate in Hospital and Health System Preparedness
Graduate Certificate in Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics
Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Cybersecurity
Graduate Certificate in Institutional Research
Graduate Certificate in International Human Resources and Employment Relations
Graduate Certificate in Marketing Analytics
Graduate Certificate in Nurse Administrator
Graduate Certificate in Nurse Educator
Graduate Certificate in Organization Development and Change Analytics
Graduate Certificate in Organization Development and Change Consulting Skills
Graduate Certificate in Organization Development and Change Essentials
Graduate Certificate in Organization Development and Change Occupational Safety and Health
Graduate Certificate in Organization Development and Change Operational Excellence
Graduate Certificate in Principalship
Graduate Certificate in Project Management
Graduate Certificate in Public Budgeting and Financial Management
Graduate Certificate in Public Health Preparedness
Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Human Resources Management
Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing and Earth Observation
Graduate Certificate in Solar Energy
Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management
Graduate Certificate in Sustainability Management and Policy
Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning Online in K-12 Settings
Graduate Certificate in Wind Energy
Graduate Certificates
Advanced Certificate in Children, Youth, and Family Services
Doctoral Degrees
DNP in Nursing Practice

Location & Contact

Student Contact Penn State World Campus Admissions
Email: pennstateonline@psu.edu
Phone: 800-252-3592
Fax: 814-865-3290
Address128 Outreach Building
100 Innovation Boulevard
University Park, PA 16802
Head of Distance Learning Renata S. Engel
Ph.D.
Email: rse1@psu.edu
Phone: 800-252-3592
Fax: 814-865-3290
Address128 Outreach Building
100 Innovation Boulevard
University Park, PA 16802
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