How Far Do You Want to Go?

In a world filled with growth, change and possibility, how can you best take control of the direction of your career?  Give yourself the opportunity to grow and thrive by choosing from the more than 40 graduate, undergraduate and certificate programs offered for working adults by Northwestern University. Learn from top faculty and engage and network with accomplished classmates and alumni worldwide. With Northwestern University School of Professional Studies your career can go virtually anywhere — so where do you want to go?

Take a Northwestern direction. 

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Expand your skill set and your network.
Study with a diverse range of classmates
and become part of a worldwide network
of accomplished alumni.

Choose from more than 40 degree
and certificate programs and take
control of your career.

Adult students bring experience, perspective
and drive to class. Read about some of our
students below.


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MA in Sports Administration

MS in Information Design and Strategy Online

Major in Communication Studies

Major in Communication Systems

Major in Economics

Major in Organization Behavior: Business Leadership

Major in Organization Behavior

Advanced Accounting Certificate

CPA Preparation Certificate

Finance Certificate

Fundamentals of Accounting Certificate

Advertising for Creatives Certificate

Analytic Foundations Certificate

Business Essentials Certificate 

Business Writing and Communication Certificate

Digital Content Management Certificate 

Global Business Certificate

Quantitative Foundations for Business Certificate

Strategic Marketing Certificate

Writing for Print and Digital Media Certificate

Strategic Organizational Management Certificate

Pregraduate Business Administration Certificate

Specialized Studies for Career Advancement

Fundamentals of Human Resources Certificate

Innovation and Change Management Certificate

Leadership Certificate

Divorce Mediation Training Program

Mediation Skills Certificate

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Courses

SHRM Essentials for HR Management Certificate

Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations Certificate

Agile Project Management Certificate

Project Management Certificate

Certified Financial Planner Certificate

The Dalton Review® for the CFP® Exam Certificate

Certified Treasury Professional Certificate

Certified Internal Auditor Certificate

Fundamentals of Leadership Certificate

Certificate in Jewish Leadership


Student Stories

Creative Writing: Patrick CarberryLiberal Studies: Stephanie CisnerosLiterature: Jessica StovallPredictive Analytics: Raymond AndenPublic Policy and Administration: Rachel GwaltneyRegulatory Compliance: Brynnan Foster
Sports Administration: Brad BauerPost-baccalaureate Study: Patricia OlsenMedical Informatics: Aly SivjiMedical Informatics: Rebecca AlgrenUndergraduate Programs: Rod SierraPredictive Analytics: Justina Lakinger

The Global Community

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Northwestern University School of Professional Studies students learn online and in evening on-campus classes. Our online programs currently serve students from 49 U.S. States and 34 countries on six continents. Northwestern University has a powerful and expanding network of approximately 200,000 alumni — in every field and every corner of the world.

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