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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

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

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

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.


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Experience Northwestern with The Graduate School

The Graduate School (TGS) is excited to announce that our "Experience Northwestern" event series has returned! View the schedule of events for full quarter.


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

November 22, All Day

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

CIRTL at Northwestern Information Session

November 22, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library), 2233 Tech Drive

Join the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) for pizza and to learn about their progr...

Experience Northwestern: Northwestern vs. Minnesota Football Game

November 23, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ryan Field, 1501 Central Street

Join us at our Experience Northwestern event: Northwestern Football vs. Minnesota on Saturday, November 23 at Ryan Field...


Listen to Season 1 of the NUWorkWell Podcast Now

Season One of NUWorkWell, a podcast at the intersection of work, well-being, and graduate school, is a wrap! Throughout season 1, six insightful guests, most of which are alumni from STEM and non-STEM fields, shared their experiences with and perspectives on the academic market, management consulting, and navigating the search as an international candidate.

Women in Science on What It Takes to Succeed

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science (FWIS) program is pleased to announce the release of their new study on postdoctoral women in STEM, commissioned in partnership with the Heising-Simons Foundation and conducted by research firm RTI International.