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***** Note: The 2017-2018 HDSP Admissions Cycle Deadline Is Monday, December 4, 2017 *****

For the fall of 2018, the admissions application cycle will open on Sept. 4, 2017. Applications are accepted for fall quarter matriculation only. All applicants must meet the deadline of Dec. 4, 2017Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission. Applicants are encouraged to contact program assistant Mark Glenn by e-mail at at any time. Additional information for prospective students may be found on The Graduate School website. You may also view frequently asked questions about admissions.

Application Timeline

Monday, December 4, 2017 - On-Line Application due to TGS
January 2018 - Faculty Begin the Application Review Process
January 2018 - Faculty Issue Interview Invitations
Friday, February 23, 2018 - HDSP Interview Day, Northwestern University's Evanston, IL Campus
March, 2018 - Faculty Send Admit Letter Offers to Admitted Candidates
April 15, 2018 -  Council of Graduate Schools Admit Letter Acceptance Deadline Council of Graduate Schools

Application Materials

All application documents are required to be submitted electronically. We do not accept paper copies of application documents. The following application documents are required:

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Mark Glenn - Program Assistant

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The Graduate Program in Human Development and Social Policy

School of Education and Social Policy

2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/491-4329