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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.


Monthly Message from Dean Mayo
April 2022 Message from Dean Mayo

Spring Quarter is a time for renewal as we look forward to warmer weather, the end of the academic term, and Graduation Weekend. It is also notable because we were able to celebrate Graduate Student Appreciation Week earlier this month. We appreciate our graduate community and I would like to thank everyone involved in this celebration.


Last day to submit an individual course withdrawal or term withdr...

May 27, All Day

Last day to submit an individual course withdrawal or term withdrawal request for Spring. The online course withdrawal f...

Memorial Day (no classes)

May 30, All Day

Memorial Day (no classes)

WCAS Reading Period begins

June 1, All Day

WCAS Reading Period begins


Summer 2022 Quarter TGS Activity Fee and U-Pass Access

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has once again agreed to make the U-Pass program optional for the Summer 2022 Quarter. The Graduate School will not charge a Summer Quarter activity fee for full-time students and will not activate any U-Passes for the Summer Quarter unless you choose to opt in.

Standing in Solidarity with our Community

We write with sadness and dismay in response to two different acts of violence targeting communities of color this past weekend.