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What is Health and Human Development?

Diverse fields of study that share one
common goal: enriching the lives of others.

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Armed with an advanced degree in any of our eight diverse fields of study, you will leverage your Penn State education and a vast network of like-minded professionals.

You'll find a challenging and fulfilling career that addresses modern-day issues from all angles and positively impacts the way people live — both now and far into the future. There is a seemingly endless array of positions in healthcare, hospitality, recreation, academia, research, management and/or policymaking in which your skills and knowledge will be put to great use.

Peruse specialized career opportunities within the graduate program of each department:

Career Services

It is never too early in your academic experience to explore all of the career services available to you, and Penn State Career Services is an excellent place to start. You can meet with a drop-in counselor any time between 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. weekdays in the Bank of America Career Services Center to discuss your concerns or to schedule an appointment with a career counselor.

For Students: Recruiting Calendar — Take advantage of a variety of recruiting events offered right here on campus.

For Recruiters: Our Students — Learn how to hire Penn State graduates for a wide variety of positions.