Tuition and Fees

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.


Tuition for 2024–25 Academic Year

  • Tuition per course: $3,310
  • Estimated cost for entire program (total with technology fee): $41,280


  • 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 or other instructional materials.

Program Fees

Courses in this program are assigned a technology fee of $130 per course.

Graduate Global Health Fieldwork Scholarship

Deadline to apply: September 1

The Practicum experience of the SPS Masters of Science in Global Health (MSGH) provides students with the opportunity to directly apply their education and positively impact underserved regions, in partnership with global organizations. To support this important work, the SPS International Fieldwork Travel Scholarship for the program provides funding to MSGH students to partially support fieldwork abroad as part of practicum. Scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate academic merit and financial need. Please see the Scholarships page for more information.

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. Please note that depending on course availability, students may need to take a break for one or two quarters to maintain the two-credit minimum course load requirement for financial 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 US citizens and permanent residents to complete the FAFSA if they would like to be considered for any loans.
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