Graduate Division

Spotlight

Part of God's Plan?

Rachel Ellis, GR’17, looks at how religious messages shape the experience of incarceration.

She Prints Seashells

Ph.D. candidate Erynn Johnson is using 3-D printing to see how ancient seashells evolved.

Grad Ben Talks Gives Students a Chance to Shine (Video)

School program launches with a day of TED Talk-style presentations from Arts and Sciences graduate students.

How We Feed our Food

Ph.D. student Nicole Welk-Joerger on cows, unintended consequences, and deciding what we value.

The Stand at Standing Rock (Video)

Members of Penn’s Native American and Indigenous Studies community reflect on the historic gathering of tribal nations and grassroots movement known as #NODAPL.

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.

News

  • Two Penn Seniors Named Rhodes Scholars

    Two University of Pennsylvania seniors have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at the University of Oxford. Christopher D’Urso, of Colts Neck, N.J., has been awarded an American Rhodes and Adnan Zikri Jaafar, of Malaysia, has been awarded a Malaysian Rhodes.

  • Earth’s Tectonic Plates Are Weaker Than Once Thought

    No one can travel inside the earth to study what happens there. So scientists must do their best to replicate real-world conditions inside the lab.

  • Study Identifies Genes Responsible for Diversity of Human Skin Colors

    Human populations feature a broad palette of skin tones. But until now, few genes have been shown to contribute to normal variation in skin color, and these had primarily been discovered through studies of European populations. Now, a study of diverse African groups has identified new genetic variants associated with skin pigmentation.