Graduate Student Resources

The following information provides some key resources to support your graduate studies at Penn State World Campus.

LionPATH Tutorials

Students use the LionPATH system to conduct official business with the University. Access the video tutorials for help with navigating LionPATH, registering for classes, accessing financial aid, and accomplishing other essential tasks.

Canvas Orientation Course

Most Penn State World Campus courses reside in Canvas, therefore you will need to learn how to navigate this course management system. Complete this orientation to learn how Canvas works at Penn State.

Writing Support

Many upper level graduate courses have writing support included in their Canvas course via Students in supported courses can access tutoring in Canvas. Supported graduate courses include:

  • CEDEV 580 & 596
  • CJPA 501, 502, 803
  • CRIMJ 503
  • HPA 520
  • HRER 504, 505, 802
  • LA 802 & 895
  • NURS 830 & 835
  • PADM 500, 505, 518
  • PHP 594
  • PSY 532 & 539

You can chat with a professional tutor about your writing or drop off a paper for review. Learn more about tutoring resources or check the full list of courses supported by

Graduate Writing Center

The Graduate Writing Center (GWC) provides free one-to-one peer consultations and interactive workshops for Penn State graduate students of all disciplines and all levels of writing ability.

Research and Data Services

The Penn State Libraries provide resources that can help you with your research projects. The library provides course guides for many graduate-level courses.

They also provide data management services, which can help you find data and provide statistical research consultations.