Graduate Division


Statutes of Limitation

Sociology graduate student Alexander Jerneck examines the fiscal roots of corporate law.

Monuments and Prostitutes

Doctoral student Meg Andrews studies the slums of Rome.

Q and A: Border Conflict

History doctoral candidate Adam Goodman investigates the dynamics of deportation.

A Framework for Fighting AIDS

Political science doctoral candidate Matthew Kavanagh argues that patents are counter-productive in developing countries.

Audio/Video: A Little Penn Music

Graduate student composers share their work.

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.


  • O'Leary Receives First Linz Price from International Political Science Association

    Lauder Professor of Political Science Brendan O’Leary has been awarded the first Juan Linz Prize by the International Political Science Association (IPSA). The prize was created to honor a prominent scholar engaged in the comparative research on decentralization, multinational and multiethnic integration, and federalism that Linz demonstrated.

  • Penn Anthropologist's Singular Approach to Identifying Indigenous Objects

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology Margaret Bruchac uses multiple lines of evidence—including oral traditions, material analysis, university archives, and craft techonolgies—to better identify Native American cultural materials in museum collections. Her goal is to restore an unbiased understanding of indigenous peoples, objects, and communities, and to help with repatriation of materials.

  • Penn Team Awarded $22.5 Million to Develop Treatment for Memory Loss

    A team of scientists and physicians at the University of Pennsylvania lead by Professor of Psychology Michael Kahana has been awarded $22.5 million over four years through President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative. The “Restoring Active Memory” program is sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which received the funding.