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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

$34,176
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

34%
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

1:1
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.

News

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Standing in Solidarity with our Community
"We are relieved that a sense of justice prevailed in the trial verdicts of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. At the same time, we recognize much more work needs to be done to ensure a just and equitable society." Read the full message.

Events

Fall examinations end

December 11, All Day

Fall examinations end

Fall 2021 Grades due

December 13, All Day

Fall 2021 Grades due 

Fall Degrees Conferred

December 17, All Day

Fall Degrees Conferred

Announcements

Standing in Solidarity with our Community

"We are relieved that a sense of justice prevailed in the trial verdicts of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. At the same time, we recognize much more work needs to be done to ensure a just and equitable society." Read the full message.

November 2021 Message from Dean Mayo

"November is a time of gratitude and reflection as the Fall Quarter starts to wind down and our thoughts turn to spending time with family and friends. Thank you for remaining diligent in your academic pursuits while looking out for the safety and well-being of yourselves and your colleagues. I hope the upcoming holidays are a time of peace and relaxation." Read the full message from Dean Mayo.