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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

Monthly Message from Dean Mayo
September 2022 Message from Dean Mayo

I would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest TGS students and postdoctoral trainees as we begin the Fall Quarter. This is the first of my monthly messages that you will receive throughout the academic year, and I hope they provide a meaningful connection. These messages are meant to convey important information regarding services and support provided by TGS and to invite your input.

Events

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

October 21, All Day

Application for degree due to The Graduate School to receive a degree in Fall 2022

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

October 28, 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...

October 31, All Day

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

Announcements

Experience Northwestern with The Graduate School

As part of its Experience Northwestern series, The Graduate School is raffling tickets to two Family & Friends events in October. 

September 2022 Message from Dean Mayo

I would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest TGS students and postdoctoral trainees as we begin the Fall Quarter. This is the first of my monthly messages that you will receive throughout the academic year, and I hope they provide a meaningful connection. These messages are meant to convey important information regarding services and support provided by TGS and to invite your input.