Graduate Division


Read Me a Poem

M.Phil. candidate Chris Mustazza is investigating—and making accessible—a lost archive of poets reading their work.

Blowing Up Proteins

Graduate student Beatrice Markiewicz is using novel techniques to disassemble the amyloid proteins responsible for diseases like Alzheimer’s.

See Psittacosaurus Run

Graduate student Brandon Hedrick is using statistics to show how dinosaurs looked, moved, and evolved.

Prison and Health

Graduate student Valerio Bacak gathers evidence for better criminal justice penalties.

The Science of Ethics

Doctoral student Justin Landy studies stressful decision-making scenarios.

Welcome to the Graduate Division of Penn's School of Arts and Sciences.

The Graduate Division consists of some 33 graduate programs. Disciplinary strength is at the heart of Penn's excellence in research and graduate training. Equally important, however, is the spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration that pervades all of our programs.


  • College Alumna Wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

    Jocelyn Perry, C’13, has won a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a graduate degree at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. She is among 40 U.S. recipients of Gates Cambridge Scholarships this year.

  • Professor Fakhraai Awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry Zahra Fakhraai has received a Sloan Research Fellowship. Since 1955, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has granted yearly fellowships to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as the next generation of scientific leaders.

  • Penn Arts & Sciences Magazine: Scary Outbreaks Distort Our Priorities

    Ebola is inescapable. A recent Google News search turned up the following numbers of hits:

    Malaria: 98,900
    Heart disease: 126,000
    AIDS: 524,000
    Ebola: 28.1 million