Online Programs and Professional Education
Penn State has been ranked as the #1 school in the Best Colleges rankings that participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active service members apply, pay for and complete their degrees.
The online undergraduate and graduate programs from the College of IST offer a convenient and flexible delivery method for students to obtain an IST degree independent of location, age or work situation.
Online IST degree programs are targeted to adult learners who are working full-time. We offer a full, industry-focused and practitioner-informed portfolio of degree programs through online course work, including:
- Undergraduate Certificate in Information Sciences and Technology
- Associate in Science in Information Sciences and Technology
- , with an option in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
“Penn State World Campus has been the best educational experience that I have encountered in all of my experiences in education. I look forward to obtaining the Information Systems Security Certificate and driving on to obtain my MPS in Information Sciences from Penn State.”
-Gary Albrecht, military veteran and senior field engineer for ManTech International Corporation (Korea); MPS degree student in Information Sciences, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance option
“Online programs allow our college to have a truly global reach and enrich our own resident instruction by creation of course materials for use by all students. We’ve made these efforts because we recognize that our student population is evolving – going beyond the traditional full-time resident student to working professionals around the world who want to continue their education in the information sciences."
-- David Hall, Dean, College of IST, teaches IST 885: Introduction to Multisensor Data Fusion in the online MPS in Information Sciences program.