Graduate Degrees and Professional Development for Working Professionals

Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies extends the resources and reputation of one of the nation’s leading research universities to suburban Philadelphia. Penn State Great Valley delivers outstanding graduate degree programs, professional development courses, and conference planning services.

Forty-four full-time and sixty-nine part-time faculty members teach valuable practical skills, share cutting-edge knowledge, and work with corporate, government, and educational neighbors to address real-world problems and enhance employee performance.

Great Valley’s location just west of Philadelphia, near Route 202 and other major highways, makes the campus convenient to most working professionals in southeastern Pennsylvania. More than 1,900 students are enrolled in convenient evening and Saturday classes, earning master’s degrees or certificates in:

Some students choose to advance their careers through professional development courses like Act 48 (educator) workshops, business and management workshops, and technology programs.

Penn State Great Valley also offers exceptional conference planning services, enhanced by faculty support and state-of-the-art technology and facilities. We help businesses and organizations create and plan meetings, events, and customized training sessions.

Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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