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Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

Select from the menu below to see tuition and fees specific to your program. Additionally, be sure to check out Common Fees and Payment Due Dates.

Tuition (full-time program; 2.5 -4 units)$15,860/quarter

Tuition is billed on the first invoice for each quarter.

Tuition (excess course)$6,418/unit

Charged when taking more than 4 units. Tuition is billed on the first invoice for each quarter.

Tuition (audit course)$4,982/unit

Student Activity Fee$135/quarter

Covers special services and programs for students.

NU-SHIP Annual Premium$3,950/year

All degree-seeking 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. Students who take no action will default to the Northwestern University/Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan and be charged accordingly. See Student Health Insurance and Annual NU-SHIP Enrollment/Waiver Process for more information.

Tuition (full-time)$15,309/quarter

Tuition is billed on the first invoice for each quarter.

Tuition (excess course)$6,195/unit

Charged when taking more than 4 units. Tuition is billed on the first invoice for each quarter.

Tuition (audit course)$4,809/unit

Student Activity Fee$130/quarter

Covers special services and programs for students.

NU-SHIP Annual Premium$3,856/year

All degree-seeking 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. Students who take no action will default to the Northwestern University/Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan and be charged accordingly. See Student Health Insurance and Annual NU-SHIP Enrollment/Waiver Process for more information.

Tuition (full-time program; 3-4 units)$18,040/quarter

Tuition is billed on the first invoice for each quarter.

Special Charges - The following rates apply to students in the full-time program taking course loads outside of the typical range:

  • Excess course (more than 4 units): $6,418/unit
  • Part-time (fewer than 3 units): $6,418/unit
  • Audit course*: $4,982/unit

*With the dean's approval, full-time Medill graduate students may register for 1 audit course in addition to their 3-4 units of coursework at no extra charge. Any additional audit courses will be charged at the audit rate above.

Tuition (part-time program)$5,891/unit

Part-time students typically take two courses/quarter.

Tuition (online program)$4,490/unit

Online students typically take two courses/quarter.

Activity fee$54/quarter

Covers special services and programs for students.

NU-SHIP Annual Premium$3,950/year

All degree-seeking 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. Students who take no action will default to the Northwestern University/Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan and be charged accordingly. See Student Health Insurance and Annual NU-SHIP Enrollment/Waiver Process for more information.

Tuition (full-time program; 3-4 units)$17,413/quarter

Tuition is billed on the first invoice for each quarter.

Special Charges - The following rates apply to students in the full-time program taking course loads outside of the typical range:

  • Excess course (more than 4 units): $6,195/unit
  • Part-time (fewer than 3 units): $6,195/unit
  • Audit course*: $4,809/unit

*With the dean's approval, full-time Medill graduate students may register for 1 audit course in addition to their 3-4 units of coursework at no extra charge. Any additional audit courses will be charged at the audit rate above.

Tuition (part-time program)$5,686/unit

Part-time students typically take two courses/quarter.

Tuition (online program)$4,334/unit

Online students typically take two courses/quarter.

Activity fee$52/quarter

Covers special services and programs for students.

NU-SHIP Annual Premium$3,856/year

All degree-seeking 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. Students who take no action will default to the Northwestern University/Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan and be charged accordingly. See Student Health Insurance and Annual NU-SHIP Enrollment/Waiver Process for more information.

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