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The Graduate School

Celebrating 125 Years of the First PhD Conferral at Northwestern

View Our Alumni Spotlight Series

The Graduate School

Celebrating 125 Years of the First PhD Conferral at Northwestern

View Our Alumni Spotlight Series

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

Congratulations to 2021 PhD and MFA graduates!
Congratulations to 2021 PhD and MFA graduates!
Click here to watch a recording of  2021 PhD and MFA Hooding Ceremony, which took place on Saturday, June 12 at 2:00 PM CDT.

Events

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

August 6, All Day

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

Fall quarter courses viewable for students in CAESAR for the foll...

August 9, All Day

Fall quarter courses viewable for students in CAESAR for the following: Communication, Education, Engineering, Journalis...

Eight-week session ends

August 14, All Day

Eight-week session ends

Announcements

Fall Quarter TGS Activity Fee and U-Pass Access

To help with the transition to on-campus activities, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has agreed to make the U-Pass program optional for the Fall 2021 Quarter. The Graduate School will not charge a Fall Quarter activity fee for full-time students and will not activate any U-Passes for the Fall Quarter unless you choose to opt in.

Congratulations to the 2021 Social Justice Mini-Grant Awardees

The Graduate School Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is excited to announce the 12 recipients of the 2021 ODI Social Justice Mini-Grants