If you’ve been to a Penn State football game, you might have heard the call and response: “We Are!” “Penn State!” It’s more than a slogan. It’s a recognition that we’re family.
We Are Community
At Penn State, students, faculty, and alumni from our 24 campuses take pride in working together to improve the communities we serve. As a student in one of our online geospatial education programs, you are part of that community!
We Are Unique: What Sets Penn State Online Geospatial Education Apart
Our faculty are committed to creating an engaging and inclusive online learning environment. These individuals demonstrate excellence in academic teaching and are experts in the geospatial field.
A Dedicated and Active Advisory Board
Our advisory board consists of leaders in the geospatial field and internal stakeholders who have a broad range of expertise in GIScience. Advisory board members lend their knowledge and professional expertise to ensure that our online geospatial education programs are relevant, impactful, and sustainable.
Amazing Students, Unique Stories
Our students possess diverse backgrounds, interests, and talents, and their journeys in our programs are unique. We enjoy featuring their experiences!
We take pride in the unique contributions, talents, and skills of our students and faculty, from winning academic awards for exemplary work in the geospatial field to advancing knowledge through prestigious journal publications.
We Offer a Compelling Program
Our online geospatial education program reflects far more than a sequence of coursework resulting in a credential. We are committed to providing students with personalized experiences consisting of meaningful engagement with faculty and other students, mentorship and networking opportunities, and significant professional growth in the geospatial field.
Our program is one of a small number of academic units around the world recognized as a participant in the Esri Innovation Program (EIP). The EIP seeks to promote GIS software and application development by providing students special access to Esri software and opportunities to be recognized for their accomplishments.
We welcome new applicants to our program.