The Graduate School


The Graduate School enhances Northwestern University’s academic excellence and reputation by providing centralized support to current and prospective graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, graduate faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni. We promote a transformative educational experience for all graduate students and postdoctoral trainees at Northwestern University.

Our mission is to create and communicate an intentional and adaptable educational infrastructure for a diverse population of graduate students and postdoctoral trainees in an accessible and equitable environment. We advocate for excellent graduate and advanced educational opportunities; cultivate a healthy, diverse, and engaged community; and connect graduate students and postdoctoral trainees with supportive communities and global opportunities.

For more information on our academic programs and services, visit The Graduate School website.