QSB Application Information

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Applications for admission to the QSB program will be accepted from December 1 until May 19.  Interview and rolling admissions will begin on February 1.

We encourage all prospective students to explore the QSB Program before starting the application process. After getting familiar with the program and expectations, one can apply to the QSB program through The Graduate School at Northwestern University.



  • December 1, 2023: Applications open
  • February 1, 2024: Application review and rolling admissions begin
  • May 19, 2024: Applications close. However, note that earlier applicants have more opportunities because thesis lab assignments are determined on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • June 3, 2024:  Last day to accept an admissions offer


  1. Program of Study
  2. Research and Core Faculty
  3. Location
  4. Entrance Requirements
  5. Costs and Financial Aid
  6. Application Procedures