The Persistent Pursuit of Higher Education

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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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Graduates walking at commencement

Spring Commencement

Monday, May 16, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. ET

Ceremonies for Graduate School graduates will be held Monday, May 16 at Elliott Hall of Music. Livestreams are available on the event website, so invite your family and friends to join us as we celebrate your giant leap.

Event Website


3MT Winners

In a World of Pseudoscience and Misinformation, Purdue Graduate Students Champion Effective Research Communication

The world is facing tough challenges – whether it be the global health crisis or climate disasters, it is clear that innovative, science-based solutions are needed now more than ever. However, recent history has proven how challenging it can be to communicate scientific discoveries in a way that resonates with the general public. To combat this issue, the Graduate School is providing opportunities, like the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, to help graduate students hone their science communication skills.

Dr. Tanya Paes

Dr. Tanya Paes wins NPA Impact Fellowship, leads 'Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Academia and Beyond Postdoc Workshop Series’ for Purdue Postdocs

International postdocs, and those from diverse backgrounds, often face challenges when seeking out career-centric resources and professional development opportunities, like visa status concerns and cultural workplace adaptation. Luckily, Purdue postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Tanya Paes, developed a workshops series that will help her address this very issue and help support the professional development of all postdocs.

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Students and Scholars: By the numbers


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International students from 112 countries
Underrepresented minority students
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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.

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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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