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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

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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! Experience Northwestern aims to build community and foster a sense of the well-being by encouraging graduate students to take a break from their studies and research to enjoy all that Northwestern has to offer at no cost to you.


Teaching in Non-Traditional Classroom Contexts

February 19, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
627 Dartmouth Place, 627 Dartmouth Place

Workshop Description: Beyond the traditional classroom, there are many different learning and teaching contexts, from in...

Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Getting Started

February 20, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2122 Sheridan Road

About this Event Drafting a Teaching Statement can be a challenging process, particularly for graduate students and post...

LNCC Speaker Event: Benjamin Morgan

February 20, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
University Hall, 1897 Sheridan Road

Benjamin Morgan is an Associate Professor in the English Department. His work focuses on literature, science and aesthet...


Invitation to Participate in NSF-Sponsored Research Study

Jeanne Garbarino from The Rockefeller University and Niki Woitowich from Northwestern University are teaming up to conduct a large-scale survey study which explores the “science” behind science outreach. 

RSSI Safety Awareness Week Feb. 17-20

You are invited to join the Research Safety Student Initiative (RSSI) for Safety Awareness Week (SAW), taking place February 17-20.