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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! Experience Northwestern aims to build community and foster a sense of the well-being by encouraging graduate students to take a break from their studies and research to enjoy all that Northwestern has to offer at no cost to you.


Legal Services for TGS Students

January 21, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Rebecca Crown Center, 633 Clark Street

The Graduate School's attorney, Vadim Shifrin, Esq., is available to meet with eligible TGS students to provide free leg...

Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Getting Started

January 21, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2122 Sheridan Road

About this Event: Drafting a Teaching Statement can be a challenging process, particularly for graduate students and pos...

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Information Sessions 2020

January 21, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1940 Sheridan Road, 1940 Sheridan Road

Learn about program priorities and application strategies at a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Abroad (DDRA) Award ...


ACMS Valentine's Day Candy Gram + Bake Sale

Back by popular demand! The Alliance of Chicago Minority Students (ACMS) will be hosting their third-annual Valentine's Day candy gram + bake sale.

Financial Seminar: Are you Financially Healthy?

In this seminar you will understand what it means to be financially healthy, which is so much more than the one score everyone asks you about today, your credit score.