Faculty and Student Research
Our program at Penn State is consistently rated as one of the top programs in the country. This accomplishment can be attributed to the quality research we conduct and publish as well as the facilities, resources, and technologies that Penn State offers its students and staff.
As a commitment to research training, our program faculty members involve graduate and undergraduate students in aspects of our research projects. All doctoral students work closely with faculty and fellow students on research teams immediately upon entering our program. This “research apprenticeship” approach is the core of our doctoral program, and this research experience is open to qualified master’s students and advanced undergraduates as well.
Our research-training model has students participating in publishable research through our innovative research apprenticeship courses. These research apprenticeships allow students to conduct research studies in teams with other students and faculty. The apprenticeships also permit students to practice all phases of research in studies that may span multiple semesters. These courses allow a more intensive mentorship process than those that are typical either in graduate advising relationships or in semester-long courses.