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Graduate & Professional Education

Penn’s doctoral and master’s programs enroll more than 10,000 students in 12 schools, engaging graduate faculty and students across disciplinary boundaries.

Graduate and Professional Education

Penn prepares graduate students to teach, work, and do research that advances the frontiers of knowledge in their fields, across a wide range of innovative programs and graduate groups.

The university is especially committed to providing graduate students with the widest range of opportunities for interdisciplinary learning. Many of its unique graduate groups are interdisciplinary by design, including faculty across multiple departments and schools.

Quentin Lindsey, a graduate student with Penn Engineering runs tests with the GRASP lab's quadrotors.

Quentin Lindsey, a graduate student with Penn Engineering runs tests with the GRASP lab's quadrotors.

The University's extensive website for graduate students provides a comprehensive overview of the many benefits and programs that support graduate student life, research, career advancement, and work-life balance across campus. 

The Graduate Student Center is dedicated for the use of the University’s graduate and professional students. Located in the heart of campus on Locust Walk, the Center hosts a variety of programs designed by Graduate Fellows especially for graduate students. There is also a lounge, computer lab, casual study space, and meeting and event rooms.