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.

Oct 26

Spring 2021 Priority Registration Begins

Check your registration status in myPNW to find the earliest date and time you can register based on your classification.

Nov 13

Last Day to Drop Fall 2020 Classes

The last day to drop Fall 2020 classes is Friday, November 13, by 4:30 P.M. (CST).

Dec 22

Fall 2020 Final Grades Due by 5:00 P.M. (CST)

Fall 2020 Final Grades are due on Tuesday, December 22, by 5:00 P.M. (CST)