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Graduate Program Overview

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is part of the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, although the academic life of graduate students is largely guided by the rules of The Graduate School (TGS), which is the administrative unit for most graduate programs at Northwestern. Students should become familiar with The Graduate School requirements (links below), as well as specific departmental requirements.  Department specific links to our Ph.D. program are accessible from the left panel of this page.

Departmental advisers provide ample advice to assist students in planning their academic and research programs, but it remains the responsibility of each student to know the University and department rules and to be sure that all requirements and deadlines are met.