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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

$34,176
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

Congratulations to 2021 PhD and MFA graduates!
Congratulations to 2021 PhD and MFA graduates!
Click here to watch a recording of  2021 PhD and MFA Hooding Ceremony, which took place on Saturday, June 12 at 2:00 PM CDT.

Events

Application for a degree due to The Graduate School to receive a ...

October 22, All Day

Application for a degree due to The Graduate School to receive a degree in Fall Quarter

Last day to drop a class for Fall in CAESAR. Any requests after t...

October 29, All Day

Last day to drop a class for Fall in CAESAR. Any requests after this date result in a W on the transcript and must go th...

Winter quarter courses viewable for students in CAESAR for the fo...

November 1, All Day

Winter quarter courses viewable for students in CAESAR for the following: Communication, Education, Engineering, Journal...

Announcements

October 2021 Message from Dean Mayo

"It is nice to see our campuses teeming once again with activity, and it was great to meet many new TGS students at our resource fair at the start of the Fall Quarter. Special thanks to the graduate student organizations and campus partners who participated and shared their enthusiasm and expertise. The resource fair received a tremendous turnout; there was an inspiring energy from gathering in person in a safe manner." Read the full message from Dean Mayo.

2021–22 TGS PhD and MFA Hooding Ceremony Eligibility

The Graduate School's 2022 PhD and MFA Hooding Ceremony is tentatively scheduled to take place during the weekend of June 11–13, 2022 to coincide with Commencement. More details will be shared as they become available.