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Northwestern University

School of Professional Studies

Please review 2016-2017 tuition and fees, listed in the table below. Please note: An SPS student registered for a course in another school of the University pays the tuition charged by that school.

For other charges that may appear on your account, see the List of Fees page. Please also review Payment Due Dates.

Tuition, Graduate Degree ProgramsEach Unit

  • Clinical Research and Regulatory Administration: $3,537/unit
  • Creative Writing: $3,285/unit
  • Global Health: $3,181/unit
  • Health Informatics: $4,142/unit
  • Information Design and Strategy: $3,411/unit
  • Information Systems: $4,494/unit
  • Liberal Studies: $3,091/unit
  • Literature: $3,091/unit
  • Medical Informatics: $4,142/unit
  • Predictive Analytics: $4,142/unit
  • Public Policy and Administration: $3,317/unit
  • Quality Assurance: $3,537/unit
  • Regulatory Compliance: $3,537/unit
  • Sports Administration: $3,496/unit

Tuition, Certificate ProgramsEach Unit

  • Health Informatics: $2,898/unit
  • Information Systems: $3,146/unit
  • Liberal Studies: $2,163/unit
  • Literature: $2,163/unit
  • Predictive Analytics: $2,898/unit
  • Public Policy and Administration: $2,323/unit
  • Regulatory Compliance: $2,476/unit

Online Technology Fee$120/unit

Supports the costs of providing an online education for any student taking a course  in the following programs:

  • Information Systems
  • Medical Informatics
  • Public Policy and Administration

Application Fee$75

Non-refundable.

Annual Health and Hospitalization Premium$3,799/year

Charged to students who opt-in to the Northwestern plan. All full-time Northwestern students are required to have health insurance coverage either through the Northwestern University/Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan or the student’s own health insurance carrier. See the Health Services website for more information on the Northwestern University/Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan. See the Student Enterprise Systems website for help enrolling in or waiving coverage in CAESAR.

Employer reimbursement

Northwestern University's employer reimbursement plan is designed for students in the Northwestern University School of Professional Studies and in the Kellogg School of Management’s part-time MBA program whose employers offer reimbursement for tuition charges. It allows participants to defer their tuition payments to Northwestern until after the term has been completed. See the Employer Reimbursement Plan brochure for the application and further information.

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