There has been much consideration given to establishing a Water Graduate Degree Program at Penn State. Most recently a committee was formed and given the charge to design and stand up such a program, specifically to include a cross-college and interdisciplinary design. That committee issued its recommendations in January 2020. The essence of the committee’s proposal is for the Water Graduate Program to take the form of a Stand-Alone Intercollege Graduate Degree Program (IGDP), rather than as a Dual-Title IGDP Degree.
The basic structure and design of the proposed program are summarized in this slide deck and this brief video. Should you have questions, please refer to this FAQs sheet or reach out to any of these faculty points of contact.
An IGDP will only be successful if a significant number of faculty members are committed to this program. In an effort to determine the level of support that Penn State Water faculty have for the proposed program, we are asking all Water Faculty to complete a brief survey before September 25th. There are only 8 questions and it should take only about 5 minutes to complete.