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Graduate Students
Graduate Students

Further your education and make a
positive impact on the world around you.

Collaboration is key to scientific success, and our graduate students’ and faculty’s research is highly collaborative both within and across our programs. With focused study and innovative collaboration, we’re taking on some of the pressing challenges of our time.

Admitted students

If you’ve already been admitted to your graduate program, get the information you need to make the most of your Eberly education.

Admitted students

Graduate Guidelines and Policies

A productive research mentorship requires that students are treated respectfully and fairly and that the research advisor serve as a role model, upholding the highest ethical and professional standards.

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Graduate Programs by the Numbers

View college-level information about doctoral and master's programs.

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Programs Master's Ph.D

Applied Statistics


Astronomy and Astrophysics

Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology





Forensic Science





The college offers seven doctoral degrees, eight research-based master's degrees, and three professional master’s degrees. No matter which path you choose, you’ll be on your way to strengthening your research skills, solidifying your scientific knowledge interests, and expanding your capacity as a scientist.

See our full range of programs

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As part of our graduate program, you’ll come even closer to your academic and career goals. All you have to do now is get started.


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Moving your scientific success forward.
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Graduate Diversity

Graduate students at Eberly College of Science will find career and community support in addition to the academic excellence they expect in science at Penn State.

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At the Eberly College of Science, our research is widely recognized for its excellence. From laboratories to multidisciplinary research collaborations, we have a broad range of opportunities for you to take advantage of, ensuring that you gain deep, hands-on experiences in your chosen field.


Science Achievement Graduate Fellows

These scholarships are awarded each year to outstanding graduate students seeking a doctoral degree in each of the college’s seven departments who are interested in the advancement of women in the sciences and related fields.

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Funding and Support

A graduate degree from Eberly is a smart investment in your future. Learn about how you can make it more affordable.


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students.

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Graduate Programs
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Graduate Student Organizations