Academic Programs

The Graduate School (TGS) offers advanced degree programs, including Dual Degree Programs, in more than 70 disciplines. Browse the programs below for more information on requirements, course offerings, and research areas of each program. Prospective students can also explore the Northwestern Scholars Database for profiles, publications, and grant data on thousands of faculty and scholars within Northwestern.

Our students also have the opportunity to find a second intellectual "home" outside their department through Interdisciplinary Clusters and Certificates to enhance the academic experience and make connections across disciplines. You can also explore our interdisciplinary connections visual tool for more information on how our students engage across academic departments.

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Degree Programs

Program TitleProgram Type
Accounting Information and ManagementPhD
Applied PhysicsPhD
Art HistoryPhD
Art Theory and PracticeMFA
Biomedical EngineeringPhD, MS
Chemical and Biological EngineeringPhD, MS
ChemistryPhD
Civil and Environmental EngineeringMS, PhD
Clinical InvestigationMS
Clinical PsychologyPhD
Comparative Literary StudiesPhD
Computer EngineeringPhD, MS
Computer ScienceMS, PhD
Documentary MediaMFA
Driskill Graduate Training Program in Life SciencesPhD
Earth and Planetary SciencesPhD
Electrical EngineeringMS, PhD
Engineering Design and InnovationMS
Engineering Sciences and Applied MathematicsPhD, MS
EnglishPhD, MA
Epidemiology and BiostatisticsMS
FinancePhD
FrenchPhD
Genetic CounselingMS
German Literature and Critical ThoughtPhD
Healthcare Quality and Patient SafetyMS
Health Services and Outcomes ResearchMS
Industrial Engineering and Management SciencesPhD
Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences Program PhD
Learning SciencesMA, PhD
Life Sciences and Clinical Investigation Dual Degree PhD, MS
Life Sciences and Public Health Dual Degree PhD/MPH
MarketingPhD
Materials Science and EngineeringMS, PhD
MathematicsPhD
Mechanical Engineering MS, PhD
Medical Scientist Training ProgramMD/PhD
Medicine and Public HealthMD/MPH
MusicPhD
NeurobiologyMS
Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (NUIN)PhD
Operations ManagementPhD
Performance StudiesMA, PhD
PhilosophyPhD
Physical Therapy and EngineeringPhD/DPT
Physics and AstronomyMS, PhD
Plant Biology and ConservationMS, PhD
Public HealthMPH
Religious StudiesPhD
Slavic LanguagesPhD
Spanish and PortuguesePhD
Theater (Directing)MFA
Theatre (Stage Design)MFA
Theatre & DramaPhD
Theoretical and Applied MechanicsMS, PhD
Writing for the Screen and StageMFA