The New Deal in Graduate Education - Professional Development Opportunities

Graduate and Professional Education for Working Professionals
Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies is specifically designed for working professionals as part of the Penn State University education system. Graduate degrees in business, engineering management, finance, information science, leadership development, management, software engineering, and systems engineering, as well as continuing education courses and certificate programs, are offered in year-round, part-time and full-time sessions that start every seven weeks.

The New Deal in Graduate Education
Get a master's degree at Penn State Great Valley and become eligible for the New Deal in Graduate Education. This program is designed to complement your classroom experience by helping you craft a Personal Development Plan.

Personal Development Plan
As a student, you receive professional development classes and workshops at no extra cost through this unique plan. Craft a plan that draws from career-enhancing business skills, IT training, and specialized certifications for advancing your career and fulfilling your professional goals.

Here’s how it works: With every graduate course you complete toward your degree, you earn 1 Professional Development Opportunity (PDO). PDO courses can cost hundreds even thousands of dollars but as a student you receive them at no extra cost. (NOTE: This offer does not include books and course materials and is valid for 2 (two) years post graduation.) Click here for list of courses.

To see the list of current semester PDO offerings click here.