Graduate Studies

PNW graduate programs are flexible yet rigorous, high-quality yet cost-effective, with small class sizes and huge opportunities.

As a graduate student, you’ll form close relationships with faculty and your peers. Whether you work on one-of-a-kind research or hone your skills in a clinical setting, you can prepare to launch a successful career or take the next step in an existing one — in government, industry, business, education or even a PhD program.

There isn’t just one typical graduate experience at PNW. Our programs accommodate a wide variety of ages, schedules and career paths, including those leading to doctoral study. See for yourself–take the next step.

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Graduate Application Fees

  • Domestic: $60
  • International: $75
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COVID-19 Graduate Studies Guide

PNW’s Graduate Studies staff is working remotely due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. Please email us at or call us at (219) 989-2257, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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Explore Graduate Programs

Which one of our graduate degrees or certificate programs will help you Power Onward?

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Graduate Admissions

Learn everything you need to know about applying to PNW graduate programs.

Opportunities for Support

Financial aid isn’t just for undergraduates. Learn more about our scholarships, staff positions and research grants.

Graduate Costs

Explore the cost of your PNW education, including personalized tools to help you estimate your costs.


PNW graduate students work closely with faculty members on cutting-edge research.

Health Insurance

PNW is pleased to offer health insurance options to students. Explore more about new enrollment options and requirements for 2020/21.

Aug 04

Last Day to Have Thesis Approved by PNW

Deadline for having your thesis approved by PNW.

Aug 21

December Graduate Plan of Study Deadline

If you intend to graduate in Fall 2020, you must declare your intent to graduate to your department no later than Friday, August 21, 2020.