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We're committed to making sure that you receive the advising you need to help you be successful as an MPS-RESS student.  This section of the website contains information on how the advising program works, and how you can get help when you need it.

Entry Interviews

Upon your acceptance to the Program, the Advising Coordinator will meet with you by telephone or via web conference for an entry interview. This is to discuss your background and goals, to identify the course in which you should enroll first, to discuss the capstone project requirements and expectations, and to discuss your interests for future placement with a graduate faculty advisor. 

Academic Advising

All MPS students are assigned an academic faculty advisor, who will advise you throughout the course of study and provide any help you need. Your academic advisor will help track your progress in the program and make sure you have timely information for making decisions about coursework and graduation. You can touch base with your faculty advisor any time according to the schedule you both agree upon. 


You can send any questions related to your enrollment, standing in the program, graduation, and other formal matters to, and we will direct your request to appropriate person. 

With any technical issues, problems with access to Penn State courses, materials, and services, please feel free to reach out to World Campus technical support:

Other resources available to Penn State World Campus students, including academic support, career services, technology resources, disability accommodations, library, military support, etc., can be found here: