Prospective Students

In the College of Information Sciences and Technology, we are about solving problems — not only those found in textbooks, but real-world problems where information, technology, and society intersect to impact everyday lives.

Our programs are truly interdisciplinary. They bring experience and expertise from a variety of fields—information technologies, computing, programming, mathematics, communications, business, psychology, ethics, and many others—to help you blend your excitement for technology with your other interests. Our students work collaboratively to innovate and explore new solutions in a diverse community, leaving them well-prepared to become versatile leaders in the digital age. Whether you’re exploring undergraduate programs or ready to pursue an advanced degree, on campus or online, we have a program for you.


Explore our undergraduate degree programs, schedule a visit to campus, and learn how you can join IST students in changing the world.


Pursue a residential master’s or doctoral degree to advance your career or conduct research in academia, industry, or government.

Integrated Undergrad/ Graduate Degrees

Explore the college’s programs that let academically talented students pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the same time.


No matter where you are, you can earn a degree from the College of IST through Penn State World Campus.

Degree Programs

View all of our degree programs—undergraduate and graduate, in residence and online—to find one that is right for you.


Review important deadlines and requirements, then get started on your application for admission.

Note that the College of Information Sciences and Technology is not currently accepting transfer students to any of our undergraduate degree programs at the University Park campus. We reassess our resources annually to determine our capacity to admit transfer students, so please visit Undergraduate Admissions’ Transfer page for the most up-to-date information.