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The Penn State Mont Alto Honors Program offers academically gifted students opportunities to enrich and broaden their educational experiences.

The Penn State Mont Alto Honors Program provides qualified students with enriched academic experiences through both honors coursework and extra-curricular activities. 

Students enrolled in the program will take a one-credit honors seminar each semester and may select from a variety of honors courses, honors options, independent study, and research programs. At the beginning of each academic semester, students work closely with both an academic adviser and an honors coordinator to develop individualized academic plans. 

Out-of-classroom activities might include visiting major U.S. museums, traveling abroad, participating in regional debate contests, developing community service projects, coordinating campus lectures, and attending cultural events. Additionally, Honors Students are eligible for Honors program scholarships and awards.

Additional benefits

  • priority registration
  • semester-long library loans
  • co-curricular honors experiences
  • eligibility for an honors certificate
  • honors coursework identified on your transcript
  • eligibility for academic scholarships


Campus honors students are expected to maintain at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA and to participate in the Honors program activities.


For more information please contact Honors Program Co-coordinators (honors@ma.psu.edu):

Dr. John Bardi
Instructor in Philosophy
Email: jfb9@psu.edu   

Kira Hamman
Instructor of Mathematics
Email: khh11@psu.edu

Dr. Peter Linehan
Associate Professor of Forestry
Email: pel2@psu.edu