Academic Programs

Academic Programs at The Graduate SchoolBy University statute, The Graduate School is charged with supervision of graduate work leading to advanced academic degrees, offering the master of arts (MA), master of fine arts (MFA), master of public health (MPH), master of science (MS) and doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees in over 70 disciplines.  Certificate programs offer interdisciplinary specialization in certain areas, ranging from African studies to law and social science, for students enrolled in graduate degree programs.  Furthermore, The Graduate School offers qualified students the opportunity to pursue a number of different combined (joint and dual) degree programs.  Please review the following pages to learn more about the extraordinary variety of academic programs offered by The Graduate School in collaboration with the other schools of Northwestern University.  We encourage you also to view the individual program pages of each degree and certificate, available via the pages included on the TGS site.  On these individual program pages, you can find much more detailed information about recent course offerings, faculty research areas, and specific admission requirements.