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. Please note: the Chicago campus office of The Graduate School may be reached directly by calling 312-503-8901.
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.
Tracy C. Davis has served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at The Graduate School (TGS) since winter 2012. Read full bio.
William J. Karpus was appointed Associate Dean for Student Affairs at The Graduate School (TGS) in Summer 2012. 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.
Diversity and Inclusion
For all diversity and inclusion inquiries, please email: TGSDiversity@northwestern.edu.
English Language Programming
Contact us for information about the English language programs and services that are for international students.
Contact for website updates, dean letters, TGS Wire and event listings, and to submit contact information for academic programs.
Contact for everything related to financial aid except for student loans. For student loans, contact Student Financial Services.
Holocaust Educational Foundation
Contact us for all inquiries relevant to the Holocaust Educational Foundation at Northwestern University. Visit hef.northwestern.edu for more information.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all student service inquiries, please email: email@example.com.
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Contact for: Contact for last names beginning K 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.