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What is Health and Human Development?

Diverse fields of study that share one
common goal: enriching the lives of others.

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The world-class faculty in Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development actively engage in cutting-edge research that expands the body of knowledge in our field, while also acting as mentors to our graduate students.

In keeping with our innovative and interdisciplinary mission across all fields of study, the research possibilities here are extensive and diverse, covering a wide array of domains.

Peruse our faculty listings, along with research areas of interest within the graduate program of each department: