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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Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

Please join us for a live stream of the Graduate Division Graduation Ceremony on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Graduate Groups

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

Grad Students in the News

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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Claire Conklin Sabel, a doctoral student in Penn’s History and Sociology of Science department, uncovers the findings of 18th-century amateur naturalist Elizabeth Thomas, along with artist and illustrator Alix Pentecost-Farren, who brings Thomas’ work to life.
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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.