2016–17 Academic Year Tuition
- Tuition per course: $4,494
- Estimated program cost:$49,434 – $50,754*
- 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%.
- Estimated cost for entire program does not include books, other instructional materials or proctoring fees**.
Online courses in this program are assigned a technology fee of $120 per course.
**In addition, students in the fully online program 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. Students enrolled in the on campus program who register for online courses requiring a proctored exam will be responsible for the cost of the proctored exam.
Employer Tuition Reimbursement
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.
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.