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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

$35,196
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

Monthly Message from Dean Mayo
November 2022 Message from Dean Mayo

I hope you had a pleasant Thanksgiving and were able to spend some quality time with the people and activities you enjoy. This is the time in the academic cycle when TGS begins planning for the next academic year. As part of this planning, we are thinking about current and future support for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. Some of the ways TGS currently supports graduate students in particular are outlined here.

Events

Master's completion form due for TGS Fall master's candidates

December 2, All Day

Master's completion form due for TGS Fall master's candidates

Fall classes end

December 3, All Day

Fall classes end

WCAS Reading period ends

December 4, All Day

WCAS Reading period ends

Announcements

November 2022 Message from Dean Mayo

I hope you had a pleasant Thanksgiving and were able to spend some quality time with the people and activities you enjoy. This is the time in the academic cycle when TGS begins planning for the next academic year. As part of this planning, we are thinking about current and future support for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. Some of the ways TGS currently supports graduate students in particular are outlined here.

Winter Quarter 2023 U-Pass Access and TGS Activity Fee

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has once again agreed to make the TGS U-Pass program optional for Winter Quarter 2023 to provide added flexibility. If you choose to opt in, your U-Pass will be activated (or issued) for the Winter Quarter and the $125 quarterly activity fee will be applied to your student account.