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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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Event speaker Dr. Strother

Group Affect and Support for Civil Liberties in the US

September 16, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Social Justice Series, hosted by the Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs, serves as a forum for furthering a scholarly and social exchange of ideas for graduate students. RSVP by September 15 for this virtual event.

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Students at new student orientation

New graduate students welcomed to Purdue University

New graduate students at the West Lafayette campus took part Aug. 20 in the New Graduate Student Orientation hosted by The Graduate School. Over 830 graduate students attended the event in person and 550 students attended via the live broadcast.

Zhixu Yang

International graduate students return to campus, reflect on unprecedented year

Zhixu "Rick" Yang never imagined that his first year as a Purdue PhD student in industrial - organizational psychology in the Department of Psychological Sciences would be spent living with his parents, taking classes in the middle of the night, and experiencing graduate school through a computer screen.

Brian Lewis

Summer graduate diversity programs make a virtual splash

Brian Lewis, a rising junior studying psychology at Xavier University, wants to be a clinical psychologist. He has always been interested in conducting independent research, and though both his mother and sister have graduate degrees, he had many questions about graduate school and had never heard of a diversity statement—a type of personal essay that is growing in popularity for college admissions.

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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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