Pennsylvania State University

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Pennsylvania State University
Type Public
Established 1855 (1855)
President Eric J. Barron
Provost Nicholas P. Jones
Location University Park, Pennsylvania, United States
Campus Urban
Colors Blue and white
Nickname Nittany Lions

Pennsylvania State University' (commonly referred to as Penn State or PSU) is a public, land-grant, research-intensive university located in University Park, Pennsylvania, United States, with additional campuses and facilities throughout Pennsylvania. Founded in 1855, the university has a stated threefold mission of teaching, research, and public service. Its instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education offered through resident instruction and online delivery. The university enrolled more than 47,300 students, and it ranked 50 among national universities and 14 in "Top Public Schools" according to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 rankings.[1]

Informatics programs


The following bioinformatics-related options exist for potential students:

M.S. in Bioinformatics and Genomics
30 credit hours
Available online? No
Program URL:

Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Genomics
35 credit hours, including required courses, rotation, exams, teaching reqs, and dissertation
Available online? No
Program URL:

Nursing informatics

The following nursing informatics options exist for potential students:

Undergraduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics
9 credit hours over three courses
Available online? Yes
Program URL:

Additional external links


  1. "Pennsylvania State University--University Park". U.S. News & World Report - Best Colleges. U.S. News & World Report LLP. Retrieved 17 November 2016.