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The Graduate School

Where learning, discovery, and creativity flourish.

The Graduate School

Where learning, discovery, and creativity flourish.

Our Charge

Preparing and inspiring scholars to transform our world.

From admission to graduation, The Graduate School (TGS) supports graduate students throughout their experience, awarding doctoral and master’s degrees in more than seventy disciplines. We are a resource throughout your academic journey.

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Points of Pride

See what makes TGS special, by the numbers

A Stipend for the 21st Century

$33,504
annually for PhD students through fellowships or assistantships. More on stipend rates

Support for Parents

12 weeks
paid parental leave for PhD students who are new parents. All family resources

A smooth transition

34%
of students are international, supported through language and other programs. See all supports

Connected to Campus & City

7 miles
between our Evanston campus and Chicago. Travel by free buses and trains. U-Pass transit programs

Ongoing Inclusion

1:1
mentor/mentee pairings in our Diversity Peer Mentor Program. More diversity initiatives

Funding Your Studies

Fellowships, grants, assistantship options, and more

TGS provides most doctoral students with a stipend and scholarship to pay tuition costs; they are supported for a minimum of five years. For master’s students, external grants and loans make graduate study accessible.

Funding Options

Happenings at TGS

Don't miss news, opportunities and announcements.

News

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Winter 2021 Message from Interim Dean Mayo

As we begin the new year, the pandemic, myriad societal issues, and the transition to a new U.S. presidential administration remain top of mind, but I am optimistic that we will make great strides together in 2021." Read the full message from Interim Dean Mayo.

Events

Pre-Registration for Spring 2021 begins

March 3, All Day

 Pre-Registration for Spring 2021 begins

Voices Across Time: Sharing Women’s Experiences of Re-entry

March 3, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

“Voices Across Time'' features a live screening and conversation with members of Grace House and Beyondmedia Education w...

Course and Term Withdrawal Petition Deadline 5 p.m. (Jan 4 and Ja...

March 5, All Day

Course and Term Withdrawal Petition Deadline 5 p.m. (Jan 4 and Jan 11 Start Programs)

Announcements

BGSA Black History Month Celebration

Each week the Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) will be hosting an event that speaks to their core values as a student organization at Northwestern University.

Winter 2021 Message from Interim Dean Mayo

"As we begin the new year, the pandemic, myriad societal issues, and the transition to a new U.S. presidential administration remain top of mind, but I am optimistic that we will make great strides together in 2021." Read the full message from Interim Dean Mayo.