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.
Vicki Dekker joined The Graduate School in Fall 2016. 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.
Family ResourcesThis office works to provide family resources to graduate students who are parents.
Contact for: Questions, resource information, or a personal consultation on balancing academic responsibilities and family life.
Graduate and Postdoctoral Training and Development
Contact for institutional training grant support; proposal development, best practices, policies and procedures, training grant data management. Contact for all matters involving Postdoctoral Fellows at Northwestern. Contact for engagement in professional development for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
Research & Analysis
Contact for information/data requests on graduate students and postdocs, TGS program statistics webpage, placement database, surveys, internal and external reporting.
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