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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

$32,844
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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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.

Events

Lectures in Life Sciences: Mark Hersam, MD

October 22, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 303 E. Superior

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 3:30 PM Hughes Auditorium Lurie Building 1st Floor   Mark C. Hersam, MD Walter P. Murphy Profe...

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Info Session

October 22, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive

Interested in a career outside of academia?  Become an AAAS Science and Technology Fellow! The AAAS Science & Technology...

Dissertation Proposal Development (DPD) Program Fall Colloquium

October 22, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2122 Sheridan Road

Please join us at the Dissertation Proposal Development (DPD) Program Fall Colloquium. Alumni from the program will desc...

Announcements

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.

NU SIAM Seeking Speakers for Bridging the Gap Seminar

Northwestern’s Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (NU SIAM) is looking for speakers for the fall quarter “Bridging the Gap” seminar on Friday, November 15 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM in Tech M416. The goal of the seminar is to highlight the broad applications of mathematics to diverse disciplines.