New Students

New Students

The material on this site includes information related to applying to the program, registering for class, and getting started in this course of study. Refer to the main TRDEV program page, or the other links provided below, for more information.

Program Information

The Training and Development Program is a 33-36 credit Master's program offered by Penn State Harrisburg in south-central Pennsylvania. It is designed to prepare training and development professionals for a broad range of responsibilities, including performance analysis, training design and delivery, career development, organization development, and program evaluation.

Read more specifics about the program curriculum.

Application Process

An applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree in any field from a regionally accredited, college-level institution. Application materials include a brief career/goal statement, two reference letters, a resume, and 2 copies of official transcripts.

Review the full program requirements for admission.

Meeting your Advisor

Successful applicants for the program will receive an acceptance packet from the program coordinator and information regarding your faculty advisor. Your adviser will assist you in preparing a plan of study that will guide you in your scheduling of courses. Get to know your adviser and feel free to make contact through email, phone, or office appointments.Read more...

Getting your ID Card

Your PSU ID card is your lifeline while at Penn State. It allows you to check out library books, access recreation facilities, and in some cases, provides access to buildings. You can add money to your card in the form of LionCash and also use it to purchase books and food at campus locations.

Activating your Access Account

Your Penn State Access account is required for many services at Penn State. You will need it to register for classes, pay your tuition, access e-mail, and access CANVAS (the Penn State Learning Management System).

ITS provides full details on Access account activation and passwords.

LionPATH, Scheduling, and Getting Grades

Before beginning classes, you should obtain a personal ID card and activate your ACCESS account. They will allow you to use the LionPATH website to enroll in courses online, check your grades, and much more. Make sure you keep your personal information updated in LionPATH.

Completing your Registration

After finding courses through the Schedule of Courses, use LionPATH to complete your registration.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the Training and Development Master’s of Education program on the Penn State Middletown campus is a group of senior level leaders and decision makers from a variety of sectors and organizations who specialize in of training and development domains including instructional design and training, strategic learning, enterprise and organization development, human resources development. Find out more...