Current Graduate Students


Make an appointment with an academic services team member.

Roadmaps and Degree Audits

View course lists, deadlines, roadmaps, and audit check sheets to stay on track in your degree program.

Master's Culminating Experience

Submit exam requests for your thesis defense or scholarly paper, and review policies and procedures.

Ph.D. Exam Scheduling

Submit exam requests for your comprehensive/proposal defense or final defense, and review exam policies and procedures.

Course and Thesis Scheduling

Get support and review important information for scheduling your courses and thesis.

Student Policies

Review IST and Penn State Graduate School policies that impact you degree program.

Forms and Resources

Download forms for adviser agreements, change advisers, take leave for an internship, and more.

Independent Study

Learn how you can pursue Independent Study opportunities as part of your graduate degree program.

Graduating Students

Find information on upcoming commencement activities, graduation requirements, and complete steps to end your appointment at Penn State.


Connect with advisers and counselors at the College of IST and Penn State World Campus about your degree program.