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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

2021 Ver Steeg and McBride winner headshots
Announcing the 2020–21 Ver Steeg and McBride Award Recipients

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the 2020–21 recipients of the Ver Steeg and McBride Awards. Please join us in congratulating this year's recipients!

Events

Dissertation, PhD Final Exam and change of grade forms due to TGS...

May 7, All Day

Dissertation, PhD Final Exam and change of grade forms due to TGS for Spring PhD candidates

Last day to drop a class for Spring. (No tuition adjustment after...

May 7, All Day

Last day to drop a class for Spring. (No tuition adjustment after April 9)

Master's completion form due for TGS Spring master's candidates

May 14, All Day

Master's completion form due for TGS Spring master's candidates

Announcements

Kelly Mayo Named Dean Of The Graduate School

The Graduate School is pleased to share that Kelly Mayo has been named dean of The Graduate School and associate provost for graduate education effective May 1.

Acknowledgement of the Chauvin Trial Verdict

"Today’s verdict is not a signal to stop fighting, but a catalyst to continue working together to collectively create a better tomorrow." Read the full message here.