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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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New Graduate Student Orientation

January 14, 2022

New Graduate Student Orientation provides a welcoming introduction to the Purdue campus and community with presentations by featured speakers, a Resource Fair, and workshops on finding success in graduate school.

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Candace Young

Bridge Program now supports, welcomes students beyond the summer

The Graduate Bridge Program offers a community, professional development, mentorship and support for underrepresented minority students. The program has expanded and now spans from the summer before a student’s first year through their second year to help get them through the critical period when graduate students are likely to withdraw from their program.

Val Schull

Former student plants seeds for growth, sustainability

When Val Schull conducted graduate study at Purdue, first for their master’s degree and then a doctorate in agricultural and biological engineering, they were encouraged by their advisor, Dr. Margaret Gitau, to think creatively and to be a problem solver.

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Students and Scholars: By the numbers


Graduate Students

Master's students
Doctoral students
International students from 112 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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