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New grad received unexpected gift along with her studies online: friendships

Elyce Wolfgang chose to earn her master’s degree through Penn State World Campus because of the flexible schedule and the University's strong reputation, but she found something she didn’t expect from an online program: new friendships. Read more about Elyce's experience in the online MHA program.

Penn State student serves on medical team during Hurricane Irma

Nicole Denham, a student in the online MHA program, helped provide medical support to hundreds of sheltered residents during Hurricane Irma as part of an interdisciplinary team that supplemented an existing emergency management response. Read more about Nicole's hurricane relief efforts

Navy corpsman worked toward Penn State degree during Middle East deployment

Chief Petty Officer Kevin Hunt endured the challenges of a deployment — including 8 months aboard an aircraft carrier and long hours working ahead amid periods of connectivity issues — on the road to earning his MHA. Read more about Kevin Hunt.

Penn State MHA alumnus works to eliminate social stigma of mental illness

Through personal experience and hundreds of hours of research, Kevin Lynch turned his MHA program capstone project into the Quell Foundation, which works to eliminate the social stigma of mental illness by providing scholarships to students entering the mental health care field and students who have been diagnosed with a mental health illness. The foundation works to educate communities with the goal of reducing suicides, drug overdoses, and incarceration of people with treatable mental illnesses. Read more about Kevin's work

Online MHA student combines military skills with education

Sherika Smith combines working full-time for the military, raising a family, and earning her master’s degree through the online Master of Health Administration program with Penn State World Campus and the Department of Health Policy and Administration (HPA). Read Sherika's story.

MHA student balances work, school and newborn twins

Luke Pile was already a busy nursing home administrator and newlywed when he began the Master of Health Administration program. Then Pile was promoted on the same day his wife went into labor with twins during his second semester of the program. Read Luke's story.