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The Graduate School

Celebrating 125 Years of the First PhD Conferral at Northwestern

View Our Alumni Spotlight Series

The Graduate School

Celebrating 125 Years of the First PhD Conferral at Northwestern

View Our Alumni Spotlight Series

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

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

Summer Classes Begin. Summer Change of Registration (Drop/Add)/La...

June 21, All Day

Summer Classes Begin. Summer Change of Registration (Drop/Add)/Late registration begins

Last day to add a class for Summer in CAESAR

June 25, All Day

Last day to add a class for Summer in CAESAR. Registration guidelines can be found here: https://www.registrar.northwest...

Independence Day (no classes)

July 5, All Day

Independence Day (no classes)

Announcements

On-Campus Expectations for TGS Students Beginning Summer 2021

In accordance with University planning for the Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 Quarters, The Graduate School expects graduate students to follow their program’s guidelines, their research requirements, teaching assignments, and expectations of relevant funding agencies with respect to in-person residency. Beginning Tuesday, July 6, 2021, graduate students are expected to be present on campus when their research and teaching assignments require it. In the rare case where a graduate student is unable to return to campus when their scholarship requires an in-person presence, The Graduate School will work with the program to help find solutions.

Student Organization Summer Highlight

Spring Quarter is winding down, but many TGS-affiliated student organizations will remain active during Summer Quarter!