Pennsylvania State University World Campus

201 Old Main, University Park, PA

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Pennsylvania State University is best known as Penn State and offers an online division known as Penn State University World Campus (PSWC).  This 100% distance learning arm was founded in 1998 with its roots dating back to the university’s founding in 1855.

Programs at Penn State University World Campus is accredited through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS).  Penn State University World Campus students have access to a full range of student services while enrolled such as: academic advising, career counseling resources, technical support, tutorials, student orientation, and access to a nationally recognized research library.

Penn State’s online campus offers a wide array of undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs.  The undergraduate programs include the following tracks: accounting, public relations, business, behavioral health, economics, criminal justice, energy & sustainability, finance, health policy & administration, information sciences & technology, international politics, nursing, marketing, organizational leadership, psychology, political science, security & risk analysis, and turfgrass management.

Pennsylvania State University World Campus also offers a number of online graduate programs that include: applied statistics, accounting, art education, MBA, data analytics, earth sciences, curriculum & instruction, educational leadership, finance, electrical engineering, geodesign, engineering management, higher education, homeland security, human resources, nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, nursing, project management, renewable energy & sustainability systems, special education, software systems, turfgrass management, and systems engineering.

The basics on online learning at PSU World Campus start with an asynchronous learning model.  Essentially, this means you can complete a course at your own pace without the demands of meeting as a group at regular intervals.

Students leverage a self-study and peer-to-peer interactions in a digital environment to facilitate learning & collaboration.  An online student will be tasked to complete weekly assignments, group work, discussions, and reading material.  Through the use of chat, social media, email, bulletin boards, and phone calls, students stay connected throughout their coursework.

Admissions at Penn State's World Campus is divided into a series of discrete steps to help you best understand how to navigate the process.  In fact, there are admissions tracks for new students, undergraduate students, transfer students, returning students, and international students.

Professionals at PSU will work closely with students to ensure questions are answered and expectations are clearly established about the process.

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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Science Technology

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

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Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid65%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships37%$9,151
Receiving Student Loans47%$9,130

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