Graduate Division


Stay Off the Dunes (Video)

Bianca Reo Charbonneau, Ph.D. candidate in biology, studies how sand dunes protect the Jersey coast.

How are Organizations Greedy?

Amanda Barrett Cox, Ph.D. sociology student, examines how organizations develop loyalty in participants.

A Home After Death

Osman Balkan, GR’16, studies the clash between immigrants’ traditional burial rites and state policy.

It Takes a Village to Make a Movie (Video)

Ph.D. Candidate Helena de Llanos’ dissertation jumps from the page to the screen.

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.


  • Penn and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Receive Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant to Expand Collaboration

    The University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Museum of Art have been jointly awarded $500,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund an ongoing collaboration over the next three years that provides Penn graduate students in art history with an opportunity to extend their study beyond the classroom through a direct, hands-on engagement with the Museum’s renowned collection.

  • Penn Arts and Sciences Announces Teaching Award Recipients

    Steven J. Fluharty, dean of Penn Arts and Sciences, and Andrew Binns, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, have announced the recipients of the 2017 awards for distinguished teaching in the School.  The winners will be honored at a School-wide reception on Thursday, April 27, at 11:00 a.m. in Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street. 

  • Penn Faculty Call on Congress to Save the National Endowment for the Humanities

    In response to a new budget proposed by President Trump, which would eliminate all funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Penn faculty have banded together to sign a petition to Congress. Thus far, the petition has 192 signatories.