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The internationally recognized Nittany Lion, Penn State's mascot.


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The front entrance and bell tower at Old Main, Penn State's central administration building.

We believe that our department is an exciting, dynamic and positive place for inquiry and intellectual growth. This extends from our research and graduate education to our commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. Come for a visit and find out for yourself what makes us different!


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Our flexible degree programs provide excellent opportunities for graduate students in a wide array of scientifically exciting and socially relevant fields. From coursework to field experience to research, our M.S. and Ph.D. programs will challenge you and your peers to learn, grow, and excel.


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Graduate students and faculty from Geosciences on a class field experience.

Penn State's Department of Geosciences is consistently ranked near the top of graduate school rankings and attracts talented students from around the world. Join one of our prestigious research programs , and you'll be following a line of successful academic and industry scientists that dates back to 1913.