Valuing Graduate Students

Penn has a long-standing commitment to graduate and professional student education. This website offers convenient access to the many benefits provided. New initiatives, programs, support systems, and opportunities will be added as they are developed. Explore these benefits below.

New Initiatives

New Initiatives

Learn about projects on the horizon that will positively impact graduate and professional students at Penn.

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Graduate Student Life

Graduate Student Life

Penn has developed many initiatives to support a vibrant graduate student community and enhance work-life balance for graduate students.

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PhD Student Support

PhD Student Support

The University continually advances doctoral student life and education.

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Career Preparation

Career Preparation

Teaching and more broadly, communication of knowledge about one’s field, is a critical professional skill for PhD students.

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Support for PhD Students with Children

Support for PhD Students with Children

Penn provides significant support for doctoral students with families. In the words of Provost Vincent Price: "You do not have to choose between having a family and pursuing an academic career."

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