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Graduate and Professional Education

Penn’s doctoral and master’s programs enroll more than 14,000 students in 12 schools, engaging graduate faculty and students across disciplinary boundaries.

Graduate Education at Penn

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.

The Graduate Admissions website provides information for prospective students.

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 and meeting, study, and event rooms.

The Family Center provides a hub for activities, networking, and resources for students with children.

The Fontaine Society supports the education of underrepresented students in PhD education, spanning a variety of disciplines.

Penn is committed to ensuring that our graduate students have productive academic experiences. Students wishing to provide general information and impressions about their academic programs can fill out the Graduate Group Feedback Form. Students wishing to report specific incidents can fill out the University’s Bias Incident Reporting Form.