Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies

School of Professional Studies

Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study in Literature


Wieboldt Hall, 6th Floor

339 East Chicago Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study in Literature

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Northwestern University’s Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study in Literature 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. Through advanced literary study, students grapple with the thought and creative vision of the world’s most remarkable minds: rediscover and master classic texts while exploring exciting, contemporary works, diverse genres, and cutting-edge ideas in narrative form and interpretation. This broad and stimulating intellectual challenge improves the ability to analyze complex information, challenge assumptions, weigh competing considerations and reach effective conclusions. Certificates are offered in: American Literature; British Literature; Comparative and World Literature; Film, Literature, and Visual Culture; and Interdisciplinary Studies for Literature.


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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