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Dual-Title Programs

Students admitted to a primary graduate program may also have the option of enrolling in a secondary area of study to receive a dual-title degree.

The biogeochemistry Dual-Title Graduate Program continues the previous 8-year tradition of integrative graduate education in biogeochemistry funded by the National Science Foundation IGERT Biogeochemical Research Initiative for Education (BRIE).

The Comparative and International Education dual-degree enables students from different graduate programs to learn the perspectives, techniques, and methodologies of comparative and international education, while maintaining a close association with their program areas of application.

Demography studies the size, composition, and distribution of the population; changes in these characteristics; the processes that determine these changes (fertility, mortality, aging, family status changes, immigration); and their social, economic, and cultural causes and consequences.

This interdisciplinary dual-title intercollege graduate degree program exposes students to a broad base of state-of-the-art methodologies, theories, and technologies for addressing contemporary resource and societal issues.

Increasing numbers of employers are looking for graduates with international experiences and credentials. In response to this demand, a new dual-title degree program in International Agriculture and Development (INTAD) was developed in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State. The new program provides graduate students with international perspectives and expertise to strengthen their primary graduate degree.

Operations Research is the use of scientific methodology in the formulation, analysis, and solution of problems in decision making. The strength and versatility of operations research lie in its ability to model the behavior of complex systems in quantitative mathematical terms, as well as its prescriptive power through analysis and synthesis.

The Women's Studies Department gives graduate students unique opportunities for teaching and mentoring in a program that is committed to critical and engaged pedagogy.