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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

Announcing the 2020 Presidential Fellowship Winners
Announcing the 2020 Presidential Fellowship Winners

“I am pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Presidential Fellowship. Please join me in congratulating these remarkable students on this momentous achievement.”

Read the complete message from Dean Woodruff.

Events

Last day for graduate students to change grading status to or fro...

May 29, All Day

Last day for graduate students to change grading status to or from P/N for Spring classes, where allowed.

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

May 29, All Day

Last day to drop a class for Spring. (No tuition adjustment after April 24)

Summer Tuition due

June 1, All Day

Summer Tuition due

Announcements

Registration Guidelines for Summer 2020

Below are guidelines regarding summer enrollment for students in The Graduate School. If you have questions that are not answered below, please email gradservices@northwestern.edu.

TGS PhD and MFA Virtual Recognition Ceremony on June 19, 2020

We hope you are well and safe. Given President Schapiro’s May 1 message to graduates that Northwestern will host a virtual Commencement ceremony on June 19, 2020 and invite this year’s graduates to attend an in-person ceremony in June 2021, we want to share our plan at TGS.