MS in Global Health Online


Each program at Northwestern University School of Professional Studies differs in tuition costs. Find information below on financial obligations and tuition costs for the MSGH program.

2017–18 Academic Year Tuition

Global Health

  • Tuition per course: $3,181
  • Estimated cost for entire program (total with technology fee): $39,612


  • Tuition levels are reviewed on a yearly basis and can be adjusted based on market dynamics. On average, when an adjustment has been made, it has been approximately +/- 3.5%. 
  • Tuition and fees do not include international travel taken as part of the Practicum. The cost of the optional international experience through CFHI varies depending on the program location and length. The cost of a four-week program ranges from $2,275 to $2,625, not including travel. The cost of an eight-week program ranges from $4,320 to $5,000, not including travel. Please see the CFHI site for the most up-to-date information about international program fees. For more information about Practicum options, visit the MSGH Practicum page.
  • Estimated cost for entire program does not include books, other instructional materials or proctoring fees*.

Program Fees

Courses in this program are assigned a technology fee of $120 per course.

*In addition, students in fully online programs must participate in a minimum of four proctored exams throughout the life of the program. These exams typically cost approximately $25 to $35 each. Students are responsible for the costs of all proctored exams taken.

Employer Tuition Reimbursement

The University's Employer Reimbursement Plan (ERP) is designed for students whose employers offer reimbursement for tuition costs. The plan allows participants to defer their employer-covered tuition payments to Northwestern until after the term has been completed. Please contact the Office of Student Accounts for more information and an application form.

Financial Obligation

Students will be required to pay tuition costs and any costs associated with any books and materials.

Financial Aid Eligibility

Students in master's degree programs may qualify for federal or private loans. Federal loan eligibility is usually limited to students taking at least two units of credit in the quarter for which they receive aid. As at most universities, Northwestern University aid, assistantships and stipends are reserved for PhD and MFA candidates. Please note that the Practicum course counts as one unit of credit in the first quarter of the four-quarter course. It will not count as a credit-bearing unit in quarters 2, 3, and 4. 

Graduate students should direct questions to the Chicago Office of Financial Aid or by calling 312-503-8722.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

The FAFSA is not required as part of your application, but we encourage all U.S. citizens and permanent residents to complete the FAFSA if they would like to be considered for any loans.