Frequently asked questions about the International Agriculture and Development (INTAD) graduate dual-title degree program and Penn State.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

How do I apply to the INTAD program?

The INTAD program is a dual-title degree program. Students must first enroll in a primary participating degree program. Once the student has begun the primary degree program, they may go through the application process to apply to join INTAD.

What is the deadline for application?

INTAD accepts applications at any time. Students are advised to enroll early in order to ensure that all requirements are met in a timely fashion. Doctoral students should enroll in a dual-title graduate degree program early in their training, and no later than the end of the fourth semester (not counting summer semesters) of entry into the graduate major program.

Who is eligible to apply to the INTAD program?

Students enrolled in M.S. or Ph.D. programs in the participating graduate programs may enroll.

Do I have to be formally admitted to the program before I can take required courses?

INTAD coursework may be taken at any point during the student's current degree program.

Students should not take coursework related to a dual-title graduate degree program that has not yet been approved by Graduate Council and adopted by the student’s primary degree program.

Is there assistantship funding available for INTAD students?

The majority of INTAD students are funded through the primary program. There is very limited funding for INTAD students through the INTAD program. Students should contact the Ag Sciences Global for more information.

Is there funding to support international research?

Yes. There is funding available to INTAD students through the INTAD Competitive Grants Program, as well as through the College of Agricultural Sciences Graduate Student Competitive Grant Program. For more information, see the Funding Opportunities website.

Does an INTAD faculty member need to be on my committee?

Yes. If the advisor is not an INTAD faculty member, an INTAD faculty member needs to be appointed as co-chair of the committee. See the INTAD Handbook for more information.

INTAD

Address

Melanie Miller Foster
106 Agricultural Administration Building

University Park, PA 16802

INTAD

Address

Melanie Miller Foster
106 Agricultural Administration Building

University Park, PA 16802