Continuity of Operations planning information for the College of Education: Click here

Home Page Image

Graduate Students

Become a leader in your field and help change the world. Come to Penn State to continue your education.

The College of Education’s graduate programs are committed to helping you prepare to be an outstanding educator, scholar, or researcher. To do so, the College offers a number of resident graduate programs and online graduate and certificate programs  through Penn State’s World Campus.

Ten of the College’s graduate programs appear at least in the top 20 of their respective program rankings, with six programs in the top 10. The College is now ranked 36th in the nation among 357 graduate programs of education identified by U.S. News & World Report. For details, click here.

The goal of the College of Education is to help shape the next generation of leaders in education. Explore how the partnering with the College of Education to advance your education can help change the world.

Get Started

A step-by-step guide to becoming a graduate student at the College of Education

  1. Learn About Us
  2. Apply to the Graduate School
  3. Apply to Your Program
  4. Financing Your Education
  5. Start Classes

How to Apply

If you are interested in expanding you education through the many graduate programs available through the College, you can start the application process right away.

To ensure that your application is processed quickly and properly, please follow our graduate school application process, which has two parts:.

  1. Apply to the Penn State Graduate School.
  2. In addition, you need to submit certain materials to your program, such as official transcripts, letters of recommendation, goal statement for pursuing the degree, your curriculum vitae, test scores, and writing samples.


Financing Your Education

You have the opportunity to apply for financial aid to help finance your education.

Many of our graduate programs have graduate assistantships available to students. A number of College of Education scholarships are also available to graduate students.

 You can visit Penn State’s Student Aid website to read further about the different types of aid that may be available to you.