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Our Commitment to Social Justice

My promise to you is that we will listen, and we will do better. I ask that you help us. It has been a long time since I was a graduate student, but I do remember the joys and struggles. My job is to advocate for you. I promise I will do that.

- Dr. Linda Mason, Dean of The Graduate School

Read Dean Mason's Message Diversity Grant Winners


Spring Commencement

May 15 and May 16, 2021

Commencement for master’s and professional graduates will be at Ross-Ade Stadium on Saturday, May 15th, at 10:00 a.m. ET, and the ceremony for doctoral graduates will be in Elliot Hall of Music on Sunday, May 16th, at 10:00 a.m. ET.

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Graduate School announces excellence in teaching and mentoring awards

The Purdue University Graduate School announced the recipients of the Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award and the Graduate School Mentoring Award for Postdoctoral Trainees and Graduate Students for 2020-2021.

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18 Purdue students awarded NSF Fellowships

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced its 2021 Graduate Research Fellowship Program selections for Fellow candidate and Honorable Mention. Thirteen Purdue University graduate students were awarded fellowships.

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Global Ambassador Spotlight: Mohammad Shams Duha

Mohammad Shams Duha is pursuing a PhD in Learning Design and Technology. Shams, who is from Bangladesh, chose Purdue because it is “one of the best universities for engineering and technology in the world."

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Students and Scholars: By the numbers


Graduate Students

Doctoral students
Master's students
International students from 110 countries
Underrepresented minority students
Graduate professional, certificate, and non-degree students
Postdoctoral scholars

Graduate Student Support

No one takes a giant leap alone. The Graduate School 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.

Empowering Students

Connecting Students

Transforming 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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