Penn pioneered professional education in America and continues to set the pace today with outstanding graduate and professional programs.
‘Veterinarians Will Help the World’
Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine is the only veterinary school in the country that grew out of a medical school, and this shared history has led to exceptionally productive bilateral collaboration and research. “We may be studying cancer in a cat or how to get rid of digestive problems in a cow,” says Penn Vet’s dean, Joan Hendricks, “but we’re also doing it in a way that we know will benefit people.” Trained to understand the inextricable links between animal health and human health, Penn veterinarians and their students are helping to address some of the most pressing global health issues, from food safety and security to cross-species infectious diseases.
Graduate Student Center
Penn's graduate lounge and campus hub for graduate student activities.
Counselors assist masters students with educational or professional advancement, and work with doctoral students and postdocs to leverage their PhDs for positions in or outside of academia.
Center for Teaching and Learning
CTL promotes teaching excellence at Penn through individual consultations as well as group workshops and discussions. All levels of instructors participate in CTL programming and consultation services, from teaching assistants to senior faculty.
Graduate Student Resource Guide
Describes all the resources available to graduate and professional students on campus, from financial and academic services to housing, dining, and cultural activities.
International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Testing and Training
Certification and training for all Penn teaching assistants who use English as a second language.
Graduate Student Organizations
A comprehensive list of Penn’s graduate and professional student organizations. Two notable organizations are the Graduate and Professional Students Assembly (GAPSA), which represents graduate and professional students across the University, and the Fontaine Society for Ph.D. students from groups least represented nationally in their disciplines.