The Persistent Pursuit of Higher Education

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

Read Dean Mason's Message Diversity Grant Winners


Graduates walking to commencement

Winter Commencement

Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18

From your first day at Purdue through these final months, you persisted. Unexpected turns, difficult classes, brutal nights. Big challenges and small victories. Again and again, you kept going. Your remarkable achievement deserves a proper celebration.

Commencement Website


Purdue graduate student in the lab

InnovatED graduate research magazine seeking submissions

The Graduate School is seeking submissions for the 2022-23 edition of its research magazine, InnovatED. The mission of the magazine is to showcase the influential and inspirational graduate research conducted at Purdue. Each publication features 10 graduate students selected by Graduate School leadership.

International Flags

Graduate School travel grant applications are open

The Graduate School offers four travel grant opportunities for current West Lafayette residential graduate students. All recipients receive funds via reimbursement for travel expenses. For specific questions regarding these travel grants, please email

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Graduate School establishes $1,000 scholarship for graduate students with children

West Lafayette residential Purdue graduate students who are enrolled in a Purdue University student insurance plan including children will soon receive an email from the Purdue University Student Insurance Office regarding their eligibility to be considered for a $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship was made possible through the generosity of two anonymous donors.

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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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