Graduate Program Area

Student Services and Resources

Find important information and helpful links to student resources available at Northwestern University. View complete information including phone numbers, office locations and emails on the Student Services page. Additionally, full information regarding class registration and student accounts can be found on CAESAR.

About Graduate Student Advising

The SPS staff is available to assist you throughout your education at Northwestern University. Students should contact an adviser for help with:

  • Selecting your courses and degree planning
  • Guidance on academic policies and procedures
  • Identifying and recommendation of resources at SPS and Northwestern
  • Assistance in career planning
  • Planning your capstone project

Reaching an SPS Adviser

Please contact the academic advising team or the adviser for your program by email for assistance or to schedule an appointment.

Area Adviser Email Phone Number
General Questions Advising Team
Creative Writing (MA and MFA) Howie Kantoff 312-503-3116
Information Systems Howie Kantoff 312-503-3116
Liberal Studies Howie Kantoff 312-503-3116
Literature Howie Kantoff 312-503-3116
Medical/Health Informatics Jigbie Aguirre 312-503-2683
Predictive Analytics (last names A-K) Katie McInnis 312-503-4363
Predictive Analytics (last names L-Z) Sneha Reddy 312-503-8191
Public Policy and Administration Caitlin Baker 312-503-1537
Regulatory Compliance (QARS and CRRA) Howie Kantoff 312-503-3116
Sports Administration Jigbie Aguirre 312-503-2683
​Compliments or complaints can be directed to the advising manager, Sean Kavanaugh (, 312-503-2819).

Links to University Resources

As an SPS student, the following Northwestern University resources are available to you. Visit the links at the right for more detailed information about each of these topics. If you have questions, please contact the SPS Office of Student Services.