About The Graduate School

Rebecca Crown Center The Graduate SchoolThe mission of The Graduate School of Northwestern University is: to be a trusted, responsive, and visionary leader and partner in order to maintain and promote the highest quality master’s and doctoral education.  The Graduate School collaborates with the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Communication, Continuing Studies, Education and Social Policy, Engineering, Law, Management, Medicine, and Music to guide and sustain an institutional culture that facilitates excellence in teaching, innovation and rigor in research, and the personal and intellectual growth of its diverse student population. 

We invite you to read The Graduate School's Strategic Plan, our program for advancement and innovation in the areas of Diversity, Service, and Engagement.


The principal office of The Graduate School is located on the Evanston campus in Rebecca Crown Center. A second office is maintained on the Chicago campus in Abbott Hall, Room 1010.