Graduate Division

News & Announcements

For the past four years, the Penn community has gathered in late February for an afternoon of TED Talk-style presentations by Penn Arts & Sciences graduate students representing the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Professional Master’s programs.

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A series featuring short lectures on life’s bigger questions from Penn Arts & Sciences experts, including Ph.D. Candidates Aylin Malcolm (English), Sara Ray (History and Sociology of Science), and Angelina Eimannsberger (Comparative Literature and Literary Theory).
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As you know, SAS has made the difficult decision to pause school-funded PhD admissions for the 2021-22 academic year. Some graduate groups regularly support students with external grants and so may be able to admit graduate students, albeit in smaller numbers.

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Graduation 2021 Starts Here

Please join us for a virtual salute to our extraordinary graduating students, premiering here on Monday, May 17, at 1:00 PM EDT.

Graduate Groups

Learn about our 33 graduate groups in the humanities and social and natural sciences. 

Grad Students in the News

Doctoral candidates Mike Gadomski and Dylan Manson examine whether it’s morally acceptable for the government to prioritize its own people’s interests and needs during a global pandemic.

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Yung-Chien Killian Chou, Ph.D. Candidate in Physics and member of Drndic Lab, discussed how solid state materials can be developed for large-scale automated sequencing by incorporating state-of-the-art fabrication and analytics.

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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.