Graduate Division


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.

Iron-Age Civilization Known for Raucous Music Had a Mellow Side

Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World Ph.D. Candidate Sam Holzman finds a new type of music in Phrygian society.

Stay Off the Dunes (Video)

Bianca Reo Charbonneau, Ph.D. candidate in biology, studies how sand dunes protect the Jersey coast.

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.


  • Penn and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Receive Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant to Expand Collaboration

    The University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Museum of Art have been jointly awarded $500,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund an ongoing collaboration over the next three years that provides Penn graduate students in art history with an opportunity to extend their study beyond the classroom through a direct, hands-on engagement with the Museum’s renowned collection.

  • Penn Arts and Sciences Announces Teaching Award Recipients

    Steven J. Fluharty, dean of Penn Arts and Sciences, and Andrew Binns, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, have announced the recipients of the 2017 awards for distinguished teaching in the School.  The winners will be honored at a School-wide reception on Thursday, April 27, at 11:00 a.m. in Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street. 

  • Penn Faculty Call on Congress to Save the National Endowment for the Humanities

    In response to a new budget proposed by President Trump, which would eliminate all funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Penn faculty have banded together to sign a petition to Congress. Thus far, the petition has 192 signatories.