Graduate Division

News & Announcements

In the first Living the Hard Promise event from Penn Arts & Sciences, Sophia Rosenfeld, Walter H. Annenberg Professor, spoke with Associate Dean for Graduate Studies Beth S. Wenger about the purpose, history, and challenges of open expression on campus.

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Penn Arts & Sciences has named 9 students from the Graduate Division as 2023 Dean's Scholars. This honor is presented annually to students who exhibit exceptional academic performance and intellectual promise.

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Penn Grad Talks features TED Talk-style presentations by Penn Arts & Sciences graduate students representing the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Professional Master’s programs.
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Penn Grad Talks 2024

Join us on Friday, February 23 for the 8th Annual Penn Grad Talks! Watch as Penn Arts & Sciences grad student showcase their knowledge and research and compete for prizes at a TED Talk-style event.

Grad Students in the News

In the first Living the Hard Promise event from Penn Arts & Sciences, Sophia Rosenfeld, Walter H. Annenberg Professor, spoke with Associate Dean for Graduate Studies Beth S. Wenger about the purpose, history, and challenges of open expression on campus.

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Sociology Ph.D. candidate Olivia Hu is studying how people choose romantic partners across race lines, and how those relationships affect their understandings of social difference.
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In the lab of neuroscientist Jay Gottfried, sixth-year psychology Ph.D. student Clara Raithel is studying how humans use their sense of smell to find their way.

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Graduate Groups

Learn about our 33 graduate groups in the humanities and social and natural sciences. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2023

Watch the Graduate Division Graduation Ceremony featuring Keynote Speaker Herman Beavers and remarks from degree recipients Nakul Deshpande, Sarah Xia Yu, and Kimberly Cárdenas.