Graduate Division


Coming This March: Grad Ben Talks

A day of TED-talk style presentations by Penn Arts and Sciences graduate students.

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.


  • Paleobiologist Lauren Sallan Selected as a 2017 TED Fellow

    Lauren Sallan, an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, has been selected as a TED Fellow, joining a class of 15 innovators from around the world who will deliver a talk on the TED stage in April in Vancouver, B.C.

  • David Brownlee Wins Lifetime Achievement ‘Globy’

    David Brownlee has received a lifetime achievement award from the Global Philadelphia Association for his contributions to the growth of the city. Brownlee is the Frances Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor of the History of Art. He is a historian of modern architecture and urbanism in Europe and America and a Fellow of the Penn Institute for Urban Research.

  • Modern Language Association of America Awards Book Prizes to Two Penn Arts and Sciences Professors

    The Modern Language Association of America has awarded prizes for scholarly work to Kathryn Hellerstein, associate professor of Germanic languages and literatures, and Paul Saint-Amour, professor of English.