Penn GSE welcomes students from around the world.

A community of learners—from more than 30 countries and in various stages of their careers and education—come to Penn GSE because they share a common goal: a desire to become leaders in education.

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Life at Penn GSE

At Penn GSE, your academic development will be framed by themes that permeate your graduate experience. The Office of Student Services offers guidance and support in navigating your educational journey.

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Penn GSE Career Paths

Penn GSE students and alumni are reimagining education at every level, in Philadelphia and around the world. 

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Living in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in America, and offers centuries of history, a diverse population, and abundant opportunity for students of education.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources for Students

We deeply value the diverse backgrounds that students bring to Penn and are committed to offering an inclusive and empathetic environment for all.  

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Student Organizations

Penn GSE students are involved in a range of campus activities. Our student organizations are founded and managed by Penn GSE students, representing the identities, issues, and interests of our diverse community. 

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Career and Professional Development

Penn GSE offers a portfolio of career and professional development resources to empower degree-seeking students to embrace their strengths and knowledge to impact the world and achieve lifelong career fulfillment.

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Community Continues After You Graduate

Your affiliation with the Penn GSE alumni network can be transformative, both personally and professionally. As a Penn GSE graduate, you are part of a global community of over 16,000 transformational leaders—teachers, counselors, entrepreneurs, chief learning officers, K-12 and higher education administrators, college presidents, and more. 

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