The Persistent Pursuit of Higher Education

Our Commitment to Graduate and Professional Students

Our persistent pursuit of scholarly excellence is powered by our varied graduate and professional programs. Purdue is committed to maximizing the success of and support for graduate and professional students as well as postdoctoral scholars across all departments and colleges.

- Eric Barker, Associate Provost for Graduate Programs (Acting)


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Professional Development Workshops

Year Round

Conquer your Purdue experience, learn how to navigate the job market, or crack open some life hacks. Sign up for one of our 350+ free professional development workshops today!

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Students and Scholars: By the numbers


Graduate Students

Master's students
International students from 112 countries
Doctoral students
Underrepresented minority students
Graduate professional, certificate, and non-degree students
Postdoctoral scholars

Graduate Student Support

The Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars provides a range of services, programs, and events to support the whole person—to empower graduate students to address the complex challenges of the day and build a better tomorrow together.

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Empowering Students

Seeking funding? Apply for travel, small research, or childcare grants or get help writing grant proposals and fellowship applications. Not finding the right fit? Earn a degree from one of our interdisciplinary graduate programs. Students facing a sticky situation can consult with our Office of Graduate Assistance.

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Connecting Students

The Purdue Graduate Student Center is home to the Purdue Graduate Student Government and offers space to graduate students for meetings, studying, and socializing. Find support and like-minded peers in a graduate student organizationcultural and resource center or diversity program. Students with families connect via our Graduate Parent Support Network.

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Transforming Students

Advance your leadership, communication, professional, academic, and life skills. Attend one of our 350 professional development workshopsshowcase your ability to summarize your research, or publish your work in InnovatED. Craft your individual development plan. Explore your passions and make a successful transition to the job market.