Graduate Division

Spotlight

Apply for the 2018 Grad Ben Talks

Grad Ben Talks returns for a second year after a successful inaugural event in 2017! 

She Prints Seashells

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

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

  • Michael Kahana and Team Analyze the Formation of Memories

    A team of neuroscientists has constructed the first whole-brain map of electrical connectivity in the brain based on data from nearly 300 neurosurgical patients with electrodes implanted directly on the brain.

  • Two College 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.