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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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Fall Blitz: Industry Career Conference

October 12, 2021
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (EST)

Are you interested in pursuing an industry career after graduation? Join us for the Fall Blitz: Industry Career Conference featuring the Cheeky Scientist, Purdue’s Burton Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Boiler Financial Track.

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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.

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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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