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HDSP students learn how to design research that links policy and development.

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Application Details

Applications are accepted for fall quarter matriculation only.  The application for Fall 2023 admissions is closed. The Fall 2024 application will open in September 2023.  All Fall 2024 applicants must meet the deadline of December 1, 2023Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission. Additional information for prospective students may be found on The Graduate School website.  You may also view frequently asked questions about admissions. Applicants who have already submitted their materials for Fall 2023 admission may review the timeline below and reach out to us with any questions.

Online Information Sessions have finished for the Fall 2023 admissions cycle. However, Online Information Sessions for the Fall 2024 admissions cycle will be offered in 2023 – check back here for more information.

In the meantime, watch a recording of our most recent Online Information Session here.


Application Timeline

Fall 2023 - Online Information Sessions (RSVP forthcoming)
December 2023 - Online Application due to The Graduate School
January 2024 - Faculty Begin the Application Review Process
February 2024 - Faculty Issue Interview Invitations
February 2024 - Virtual HDSP Interview Days
March 2024 - Faculty Send Admit Letter Offers to Admitted Candidates
April 2024 - Council of Graduate Schools Admit Letter Acceptance Deadline Council of Graduate Schools

Application Materials

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

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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