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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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TGS Response to the ICE Announcement Regarding Online-Only Learning

"I want to assure you that The Graduate School strongly supports our international students, that we recognize the confusion and concern this will cause for many, and that we will do all we can to keep you informed and help you to navigate these challenges." Read the full message from Interim Dean Mayo.

Events

Application for a degree due to The Graduate School to receive a ...

July 17, All Day

Application for a degree due to The Graduate School to receive a degree in Summer Quarter

Six-week session ends

August 1, All Day

Six-week session ends

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

August 7, All Day

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

Announcements

From the Office of the Registrar: Fall Class Modalities, Schedule, and Registration

"Over the summer, faculty are preparing their Fall courses and determining the mode in which they will teach. The large majority of classes will be taught remotely, either synchronously or asynchronously, or in a hybrid mode that makes use of face-to-face meetings to supplement remote learning." Read the full message from the Office of the Registrar

Extension of TGS Milestones

"In recent weeks, The Graduate School has heard many concerns from students and faculty about the complexities of TGS milestone deadlines in light of the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic." Read the full message from Interim Dean Mayo.