Graduate Division

News & Announcements

The Graduate Division extends its congratulations to the recipients of 2022's Dissertation Completion Fellowships. As the name implies, the Dissertation Completion Fellowship is intended for students who will complete their dissertations during the fellowship year.
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Graduate Groups

Learn about our 31 graduate groups in the humanities and social and natural sciences. 

Grad Students in the News

Alex Tolkin, a joint doctoral student in political science and communication, studies how media coverage that compares politics to sports shapes political attitudes and general worldviews.

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Nakul Deshpande, doctoral student in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, demonstrates how soil “creeps” unbeknownst to the naked eye.
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Penn Grad Talks

Each year, Penn Arts and Sciences presents Penn Grad Talks (formerly Grad Ben Talks): an afternoon of TED Talk-style presentations by graduate students representing the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Professional Master’s programs. Judges select winners in each of the four categories. There is also an Audience Choice Winner selected by online votes.