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Welcome to the Office of Graduate Education at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine

The Graduate School at Penn State is one of the largest in the nation, with more than 10,000 graduate students enrolled at the University Park campus; Penn State Harrisburg; Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; Penn State Great Valley; and Penn State College of Medicine.

The College of Medicine offers a variety of education programs leading to the Ph.D., Dr.PH, MS and MPH degrees. We also offer several combined degree programs. For those looking to complement their existing knowledge, we offer several graduate certificate programs.

We invite you to explore our website. If you are interested in biomedical science or public health, we are sure you will find a program for you.

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In the news

· May 26, 2016: Nursing professional uses homeland security degree to help her community (Penn State News)

Shelley Haffner, the infectious disease manager at Penn State’s University Health Services, identified the lack of infectious hazards response plans while studying in Penn State World Campus’ Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security – Public Health Preparedness option. She reached out to emergency managers at Penn State and the State College region to develop a plan for responding to infectious disease outbreaks. Read more about Haffner’s work.

· April 27, 2016: Students honored at University Graduate Student Awards Luncheon

Three Penn State College of Medicine graduate students – Casey Pinto, Bethany Snyder and Varun Prabhu – received awards at the Graduate Student Awards Luncheon held April 27 at University Park.

Pinto and Snyder received the Professional Master’s Excellence Awards (PMEA), and Prabhu received the Alumni Association Dissertation Award (AADA).

· Dec. 3, 2015: MD/Ph.D. Student Named 2015 Science and SciLifeLab Prize Grand Prize Winner (Penn State News)

Allison Cleary, an MD/Ph.D. student at Penn State College of Medicine, was named the 2015 Science & SciLifeLab Prize grand prize winner. Her winning essay, “Teamwork: The Tumor Cell Edition,” appears in the Dec. 4 edition of Science and describes her work while in Dr. Edward Gunther’s lab. Cleary looked at the role of breast cancer cell subpopulations in tumor development and progression. This research was an April 3, 2014 cover story in the journal Nature, one of the most prestigious scientific journals in the world. Read more about Cleary’s MD/Ph.D research at Penn State College of Medicine and see video of her discussing her award below.

Read more about our graduate students’ accomplishments here.

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