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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

$36,960
annually in the 2023–24 academic year 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

TGS U-Pass Access and Transit Card Fee
Spring Quarter 2024 TGS U-Pass Access and Transit Card Fee

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has made the TGS U-Pass program optional on a quarterly basis for the 2023–24 academic year. If you choose to opt in, your U-Pass will be activated (or issued) for the Spring Quarter and a quarterly $125 U-Pass Transit Card Fee will be applied to your student account.

Events

Last day to withdraw from a five-week course ending in week 10 of...

May 24, All Day

Last day to withdraw from a five-week course ending in week 10 of the Spring term (5W2) 5:00 pm

Term withdrawal and full-term course withdrawal petition deadline...

May 24, All Day

Term withdrawal and full-term course withdrawal petition deadline for Spring  5:00 pm

Memorial Day (no classes)

May 27, All Day

Memorial Day (no classes)

Announcements

Apply To Become a TGS Graduate Intern

The Graduate School (TGS) is seeking to hire one graduate intern for four quarters (10 hours/week), beginning Summer 2024. The intern will work on projects within the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) and the Training Grant Support Office (TGSO).

Summer Quarter 2024 TGS U-Pass Access & Transit Card Fee

To ensure your U-Pass is created and activated on Monday, June 17 (the start of the Summer Quarter), please complete the Summer Quarter opt-in form by Friday, May 31 (for new U-Pass holders) or by Monday, June 10 (for current U-Pass holders).