Academic Programs

The Graduate School (TGS) offers advanced degree programs, including Dual Degree Programs, in more than 70 disciplines. Browse the programs below for more information on requirements, course offerings, and research areas of each program. Prospective students can also explore the Northwestern Scholars Database for profiles, publications, and grant data on thousands of faculty and scholars within Northwestern.

Our students also have the opportunity to find a second intellectual "home" outside their department through Interdisciplinary Clusters and Certificates to enhance the academic experience and make connections across disciplines. You can also explore our interdisciplinary connections visual tool for more information on how our students engage across academic departments.

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Degree Programs

Program TitleProgram Type
Accounting Information and ManagementPhD
Applied PhysicsPhD
Art HistoryPhD
Art Theory and PracticeMFA
Biomedical EngineeringMS, PhD
Chemical and Biological EngineeringMS, PhD
Civil and Environmental EngineeringPhD, MS
Clinical InvestigationMS
Clinical PsychologyMA, PhD
Comparative Literary StudiesPhD
Computer EngineeringMS, PhD
Computer ScienceMS, PhD
Creative Writing and EnglishMFA/MA
Documentary MediaMFA
Driskill Graduate Training Program in Life SciencesPhD
Earth and Planetary SciencesPhD
Electrical EngineeringMS, PhD
Engineering Design and InnovationMS
Engineering Sciences and Applied MathematicsPhD, MS
EnglishPhD, MA
French and Francophone StudiesPhD
Genetic CounselingMS
German Literature and Critical ThoughtPhD
Health and Biomedical InformaticsMS
Healthcare Quality and Patient SafetyMS, MD/MS
Health Services and Outcomes ResearchMS
Industrial Engineering and Management SciencesPhD
Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences Program PhD
Learning SciencesPhD, MA
Life Sciences and Clinical Investigation Dual Degree MS/PhD
Life Sciences and Public Health Dual Degree PhD/MPH
Materials Science and EngineeringMS, PhD
Mechanical Engineering PhD, MS
Medical AnthropologyPhD/MPH
Medical Scientist Training ProgramMD/PhD
Medicine and Public HealthMD/MPH
Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (NUIN)PhD
Operations ManagementPhD
Performance StudiesPhD, MA
Physical Therapy and EngineeringPhD/DPT
Physical Therapy and Public HealthDPT/MPH
PhysicsPhD, MS
Plant Biology and ConservationMS, PhD
Public HealthMPH
Quantitative and Systems BiologyMS
Religious StudiesPhD
Reproductive Science and MedicineMS
Slavic Languages and LiteraturesPhD
Spanish and PortuguesePhD
Stage DesignMFA
Theatre & DramaPhD
Theoretical and Applied MechanicsPhD, MS
Writing for the Screen and StageMFA