We appreciate your interest in the Pennsylvania State University and the College of the Liberal Arts.
Penn State's Graduate School is one of the largest in the nation with more than 10,000 graduate students enrolled throughout our campuses. Several Liberal Arts departments are ranked among the top twenty-five nationally. Our graduate programs today enroll almost 800 students in more than 20 different programs. Liberal Arts graduate students are a diverse group: more than 28 percent are international students, and more than 17 percent are minority students. The College is committed to increasing the diversity of our graduate student body, to achieving high completion rates, and to ensuring outstanding career opportunities.
Admission is granted jointly by The Graduate School and the program in which the applicant plans to study. An applicant must apply for admission to a particular program of study. Click here to view the list of graduate majors and minors. The individual program websites will provide instructions on each program's individual admissions and contact information so you can learn more about requirements, faculty, research assistantships, and other opportunities that will assist you in your studies.