The Graduate School staff works closely with the staff and faculty of its partner schools. For specific information about a particular school or graduate program, we encourage you to contact that school or program directly. You will find this information by visiting the academic programs list list or our DGS Contact list.
Need more information about how TGS is structured? View our organizational chart.
Office of the Dean
Dwight A. McBride, the Daniel Hale Williams Professor of African American Studies, English & Performance Studies, assumed the role of Associate Provost for Graduate Education & Dean of The Graduate School (TGS) on November 1, 2010. Read full bio.
Sarah McGill joined The Graduate School (TGS) as Associate Dean for Administration and Planning in Fall 2012 and was promoted to Senior Associate Dean in Summer 2014 serving as the chief deputy to the Dean of TGS. Read full bio.
Huey Copeland was appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in July 2015. Read full bio.
Administration & Finance
Faculty and Staff: contact with routine cluster administration, progress review scheduling, mentoring events and curriculum review questions.
Admissions & Recruitment
Faculty/Staff: Contact with admission policy and process questions. Applicants: Please contact your individual admitting department directly.
Communications & Outreach
Contact for website updates, dean letters, TGS Wire and event listings, and to submit contact information for academic programs.
Diversity and Inclusion
For all diversity and inclusion inquiries, please email: TGSDiversity@northwestern.edu.
English Language Programs
Contact for information about English language instruction and orientation services for international students; and for questions about proficiency testing and policies.
Research & Analysis
Contact for information/data requests on graduate students and postdocs, TGS program statistics webpage, placement database, surveys, internal and external reporting.
Contact for Activity Fee, U-Pass, Community Building Grants, Nights Out, Days Out, Legal Services, Graduate Student Commons. For all inquiries, please email: email@example.com.
For all student service inquiries, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact for: Contact for last names beginning V through Z.
Contact for: Contact for last names beginning A through F.
Contact for: Contact for last names beginning G through U.
Training Grant Support & Postdoctoral Affairs
Contact for institutional training grant support — proposal development, best practices, funding agency and NU policies and procedures, training grant data management, issues and questions. Contact for all matters involving Postdoctoral Fellows at Northwestern.