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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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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.

Charlotte Lee, 2022 Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient

Excellence in Teaching Award Recognizes Purdue Graduate Students’ Contributions to Advancing the University’s Learning Mission

Graduate students are not just students, as their title may suggest. Many are also teachers, contributing to the innovative, world-class education for which Purdue is known. To recognize their significant contributions to the University’s learning mission, each year, the Graduate School awards three graduate teaching assistants with the Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award.

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Students and Scholars: By the numbers


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International students from 112 countries
Underrepresented minority students
Graduate professional, certificate, and non-degree students
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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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