Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies

School of Professional Studies

Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study in Liberal Studies


Wieboldt Hall, 6th Floor

339 East Chicago Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study in Liberal Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Northwestern University’s Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study in Liberal Studies offer professionals who hold a graduate degree a unique opportunity to earn a new credential through targeted study. By earning a certificate, students are able to explore new trends in their field and refresh their skills, as well as prepare for further education at the doctoral level. As students explore a broad variety of subject matter, they enrich their understanding of social and cultural issues, and improve their ability to analyze, write and complete research. Students pursuing a certificate in liberal studies strengthen and refine the analytical, critical, and communicative skills that are highly transferable to any number of professional contexts. Certificates are offered in: American Studies, Chicago Studies, History, Religious and Ethical Studies, and Interdisciplinary Studies for Liberal Studies.


Northwestern University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges (NCA).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Students in master's degree programs may qualify for federal or private loans. Graduate students should direct their financial aid eligibility questions to the Chicago Office of Financial Aid at 312-503-8722.

Locale: Midsize City

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