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Earn an Advanced Degree in Health and Human Development — Your Way

With an array of flexible graduate degree options available through eight fields of study, The College of Health and Human Development at Penn State offers multidisciplinary programs that can be customized to match your individual passions and specific professional goals.

Guided by esteemed faculty providing cutting-edge curriculum, and enhanced by original research opportunities and immersive hands-on experiences that address fundamental issues in health and human development, these programs will prepare you to become a leader in shaping the future of a variety of academic, research, health policy, and related fields.

Explore Our Graduate Program Options

Our advanced degree programs are part of Penn State’s Graduate School — proud to be one of the largest graduate school programs in the nation. We are committed to ensuring that all individuals — regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, religious creed, or other personal characteristics — are afforded the opportunity to achieve their full potential as scholars and professionals.