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.
The President’s PhD Initiative is a 6-year, $30M initiative to support doctoral education at Penn..
Learn about projects on the horizon that will positively impact graduate and professional students at Penn.
Graduate Student Life
Penn has developed many initiatives to support a vibrant graduate student community and enhance work-life balance for graduate students.
PhD Student Support
The University continually advances doctoral student life and education.
Career preparation can start as soon as you begin your graduate degree, and will continue throughout your time at Penn. There are many offices at Penn that can help you to build career-relevant skills and explore different career pathways.
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."