- NRC Rankings of Research Doctorate Programs
Penn State was one of the largest institutional participants from among 212 universities in the National Research Council Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs, with 69 Ph.D. programs participating (65 ranked) in 51 different primary and 3 emerging fields of study.
The Graduate School commencement ceremony for fall semester 2013 will be held on Saturday, December 21, at 4:30 p.m. in the Bryce Jordan Center. The commencement address will be given by Neil Sharkey, interim vice president for Research, Penn State. Information for advance degree candidates is provided on the University's commencement website.