If you are applying to a program in The Graduate School at Northwestern for the first time or you have applied before but did not enroll, you should use The Graduate School’s (TGS) online application and select 'New Student' on the first page of the application form. (See full list of TGS programs)
TGS offers academically strong, motivated Northwestern University undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue a concurrent, combined bachelor’s/master's degree program. This program is restricted to Northwestern University undergraduates and is limited to certain degree programs within the University.
Combined bachelor's/master's degree applicants should use TGS's online application and be sure to select the 'Combined Degree' option on the first page of the application form. Applicants to the combined bachelor's/master's program follow a distinct application process and should consult the bachelor's/master's program page for more detailed instructions.
Students who have enrolled in a TGS program but have not registered for more than two terms will be withdrawn from the University and must apply for readmission using the same online application. These students must be sure to select the 'Readmission' option on the first page of the application form and submit their application no fewer than four weeks before the start of the quarter.
The decision to readmit a former student is at the discretion of the program. Please contact TGS' Student Services office with any questions.
TGS Transfer Student
A student who wishes to transfer from one program or degree to another within The Graduate School must submit an online application making sure to select the 'TGS Transfer Student' option on the first page of the application form. Transfer applicants will be subject to the same requirements and deadlines as 'New Student' applicants and must receive approval to transfer from both the program they are applying to and The Graduate School. University funding awarded by the student's current program does not follow the student to the new program.
Alumni: Individuals who have already earned a degree from a TGS program and wish to apply to a second TGS program must also use the same online application and be sure to select the 'TGS Transfer Student' option on the first page of the application form. Applicants will be subject to the same requirements and deadlines as 'New Student' applicants.
Contact the specific program you are applying to with admissions questions such as deadlines, requirements, and application status. Program-specific contact information can be found on the program's webpage.
Note that academic departments/degree programs set their own application deadlines. Please be sure to review your program’s website to determine your department’s application deadline. Late applications are not guaranteed review and application fees cannot be refunded.