Graduate Division


Through a Lens Darkly

History of Art doctoral student Iggy Cortez examines nighttime filming.

Historical Brew

Doctoral candidate Omar Foda examines the history of the beer industry in Egypt.

Playground Tactics

Doctoral candidate in history Thomas Brinkerhoff discusses political propaganda in mid-20th-century Argentina.

Read Me a Poem

M.Phil. candidate Chris Mustazza is investigating—and making accessible—a lost archive of poets reading their work.

Blowing Up Proteins

Graduate student Beatrice Markiewicz is using novel techniques to disassemble the amyloid proteins responsible for diseases like Alzheimer’s.

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.


  • Biologist Dorothy Cheney Elected to National Academy of Sciences

    Professor of Biology Dorothy Cheney has been elected as a member by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership in the NAS is considered one of the highest honors a scientist can receive.

  • Statement from Dean Steven Fluharty on the Future of African Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences

    The School of Arts and Sciences has decided to consolidate the current activities of the Africa Center, shifting the administration of its programming and non-language teaching activities to the Center for Africana Studies, and the administration of the language teaching programs to the Penn Language Center. These consolidations will take effect July 1, 2015.

  • Penn Arts and Sciences Faculty, Grad Students Receive Teaching Awards

    Steven J. Fluharty, Dean of Penn Arts and Sciences, and Dennis DeTurck, Stephen A. Levin Dean of the College, have announced the recipients of the School’s 2015 teaching awards. The winners will be honored at a School-wide reception on Thursday, April 30, at 4 p.m. in 200 College Hall.

    Ira H. Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching