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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

Fall Campus Beauty
A Message of Support from The Graduate School

"Voting is fundamental to our democracy, and this election comes at a time when civil unrest and cries for social justice pervade our campus community and the world at large. Black Lives Matter. Racial justice and equality matter. Uncomfortable conversations are critical in the advancement toward a more just and equal society. Your leadership and activism are important, and we support you as you make your voices heard." Read the full message from Interim Dean Mayo.

Events

Fall examinations begin (all remote)

December 2, All Day

Fall examinations begin (all remote)

Fall examinations end

December 8, All Day

Fall examinations end

Fall 2020 Grades due at 1 p.m.

December 14, All Day

Fall 2020 Grades due at 1 p.m.

Announcements

Winter Quarter TGS Activity Fee and U-Pass Access

Due to the ongoing global pandemic and the fact that many courses will be taught remotely this winter, The Graduate School will not charge a Winter Quarter activity fee for full-time students and will not activate any U-Passes for the Winter Quarter unless you choose to opt in.

A Message of Support from The Graduate School

"Voting is fundamental to our democracy, and this election comes at a time when civil unrest and cries for social justice pervade our campus community and the world at large. Black Lives Matter. Racial justice and equality matter. Uncomfortable conversations are critical in the advancement toward a more just and equal society. Your leadership and activism are important, and we support you as you make your voices heard." Read the full message from Interim Dean Mayo.