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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

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August 7, 2021

The commencement ceremonies for August 2021 graduates will be at Elliott Hall of Music on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. ET.

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Students and Professors at an event pre-pandemic

“COVID keepers” may reshape graduate education at Purdue

In a year that was defined by a global pandemic, Purdue adapted its delivery of graduate education. Research, classes, and countless seminars, exams, defenses, and advisor and lab group meetings shifted to virtual spaces.

Elizabeth Kielb

Global Ambassador: Ellie Kielb

"I found my home here, with mentors and a department that truly care about me and want me to succeed," says Ellie Kielb, a PhD student and Global Ambassador from Michigan. Kielb researches the impacts of childhood nutrition in Purdue’s Department of Health and Kinesiology and says that pursuing a graduate program was "one of the best decisions I ever made."

Monique McClain

Professional opportunities and community amenities among reasons Purdue alumna chose to settle in Greater Lafayette

With a NASA fellowship among the many impressive entries on her résumé, Monique McClain had no shortage of career options once she completed her PhD in Purdue’s aeronautics and astronautics program in 2020.

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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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