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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

$33,504
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

2021 Ver Steeg and McBride winner headshots
Announcing the 2020–21 Ver Steeg and McBride Award Recipients

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the 2020–21 recipients of the Ver Steeg and McBride Awards. Please join us in congratulating this year's recipients!

Events

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

April 23, All Day

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

Dissertation, PhD Final Exam and change of grade forms due to TGS...

May 7, All Day

Dissertation, PhD Final Exam and change of grade forms due to TGS for Spring PhD candidates

Last day to drop a class for Spring. (No tuition adjustment after...

May 7, All Day

Last day to drop a class for Spring. (No tuition adjustment after April 9)

Announcements

Standing in Solidarity with our Community

"We want to provide space and dialogue to support a safe and welcoming environment, and we pledge to continue working toward a more just and equitable society." Read the full message here.

Spring 2021 Message from Interim Dean Mayo

"The start of the Spring Quarter is a time of renewal and the ushering in of brighter days. This year, it also contains the promise of transitioning to our “new normal.” With vaccine availability and eligibility increasing, the hope is to be able to once again gather in person as soon as it is deemed safe to do so." Read the full message from Interim Dean Mayo