The Graduate School at Northwestern University's Office of Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to announce that applications are now open for our 2023 Introduction to Graduate Education at Northwestern (IGEN), which will be held in person from Thursday, September 28 through Saturday, September 30. The application deadline is Friday, July 14.
Introduction to Graduate Education at Northwestern (IGEN) is a program for diverse rising juniors and seniors interested in doctoral study. IGEN provides an opportunity for prospective students to network with faculty, staff, and current students from doctoral programs.
IGEN is a fully-funded two-day program that includes accommodations in downtown Chicago and visits to Northwestern's Chicago and Evanston campuses.
All IGEN participants will receive round-trip travel to Northwestern, two-night accommodations, and an application fee waiver for doctoral programs in TGS.
IGEN 2023 Agenda
Thursday, September 28
|9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT||Student Arrivals and Check In|
|2:30 – 4:00 PM CDT||Chicago STEM Program Tours
FSM Clinical Psychology; Driskill Life Sciences; Neuroscience
|5:00 – 7:00 PM CDT||Welcome Reception|
Friday, September 29
|8:30 AM – 9:30 AM CDT||Breakfast & Overview of Day: Taking a Northwestern Direction|
|9:30 – 10:30 AM CDT||Travel to Evanston campus
|10:30 – 11:30 AM CDT||Evanston Campus Tour with TGS Admissions|
|11:30 AM – 12:30 PM CDT||Graduate Student Panel: Demystifying the Graduate School Experience|
|1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT||Luncheon|
|2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CDT||Program/Department Tours|
|3:30 PM – 4:30 PM CDT||Graduate Student Research Presentations|
|5:00 PM – 6:30 PM CDT||Keynote Dinner|
|6:30 PM||Travel back to hotel|
Saturday, September 30
|9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT||Departures|
- Interest in a PhD program at Northwestern University
- US citizen, permanent resident, or DACA recipient
- Undergraduate student - rising junior or senior
- Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Prior research experience preferred
- Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and students of marginalized social identities are encouraged to apply.
- Diverse students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges are encouraged to apply.