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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

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

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

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.


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Experience Northwestern with The Graduate School

The Graduate School (TGS) is excited to announce that our "Experience Northwestern" event series has returned! View the schedule of events for full quarter.


Fall classes end

December 7, All Day

Fall classes end

Experience Northwestern: Northwestern University Symphony Orchest...

December 7, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive

Join us at our Experience Northwestern event: Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra Concert on Saturday, December 7...

WCAS Reading Period ends

December 8, All Day

WCAS Reading Period ends


Free Couples Workshops from the Family Institute at Northwestern University

The Family Institute at Northwestern University is looking for volunteers to attend free workshops designed to help couples learn new skills to maintain healthy and satisfying relationships. This is a great opportunity to learn ways to strengthen your relationship based on the latest research!

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the winter session of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).  MBSR, an empirically based approach to mindfulness, is considered the gold standard the world over for a personal cultivation of mindfulness practice.