IGEN poster session
2017 IGEN Poster Session
Students at IGEN 2016
IGEN Students at the 2017 Welcome Reception
Keynote Speaker Jabbar Bennett at the IGEN 2016 Dinner
Dr. Jabbar Bennett, Associate Provost of Diversity & Inclusion, speaking to IGEN Students
Dean McBride with students
Dr. Dwight A. McBride, Dean of The Graduate School, greeting students at the IGEN Poster Session
IGEN poster session
2017 IGEN Poster Session
IGEN panel discussion
IGEN Graduate Student Panel- Evanston Campus
IGEN panel discussion
IGEN Students meeting Directors of Graduate Study at Faculty FaceTime
IGEN discussion
2017 IGEN Faculty FaceTime- Evanston Campus
Dean McBride and Nsombi Ricketts with IGEN participants
Dean Dwight A. McBride and Assistant Provost Nsombi B. Ricketts with IGEN Students
IGEN panel discussion
IGEN Graduate Student Panel- Chicago Campus
IGEN lunch session
2017 IGEN Faculty FaceTime- Chicago Campus
IGEN Chicago tours
2017 Lab Tour- Chicago Campus


Introduction to Graduate Education (IGEN) | October 4-6, 2018

The Graduate School (TGS) hosts an annual Introduction to Graduate Education at Northwestern (IGEN) for diverse rising juniors and seniors interested in doctoral study in a STEM or quantitative discipline (accounting, economics, finance, marketing, psychology, statistics, etc.). This fully funded, two-day visit to Northwestern’s Chicago and Evanston campuses familiarizes visitors with our graduate programs, faculty, staff, and students while providing insight into the life of a PhD student.

All IGEN participants will receive round-trip travel to Northwestern, lodging, and an application fee waiver for doctoral programs in The Graduate School. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Interest in STEM, Social Behavioral Sciences and Humanities (PhD) program
  • US citizen, permanent resident, or DACA recipient 
  • Undergraduate student - rising junior or senior
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
  • Prior research experience
  • Diverse students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges are strongly encouraged to apply
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Introduction to Graduate Education

IGEN application will be open May 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018. APPLY HERE