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School of Professional Studies (Graduate Programs)

Tuition and fees are shown below. Additionally, be sure to check out Common Fees and Payment Due Dates.

Tuition - Degree Programsvaries by program (see below)

  • Clinical Research and Regulatory Administration (MS): $3,796/unit
  • Creative Writing (MA and MFA): $3,418/unit
  • Data Science (MS)*: $4,309/unit
  • Global Health (MS)*: $3,181/unit
  • Health Informatics (MS)*: $4,446/unit
  • Information Design and Strategy (MS)*: $3,513/unit
  • Information Systems (MS)*: $4,561/unit
  • Liberal Studies (MA): $3,216/unit
  • Literature (MA): $3,216/unit
  • Medical Informatics: $4,446/unit
  • Prose and Poetry (MFA): $3,418/unit
  • Public Policy and Administration (MS)*: $3,451/unit
  • Quality Assurance and Regulatory Science (MS): $3,796/unit
  • Regulatory Compliance (MS): $3,796/unit
  • Sports Administration (MA): $3,694/unit
  • Writing (MA): $3,418/unit

*Degree and certificate programs in Global Health, Health Informatics, Information Design and Strategy, Information Systems, Predictive Analytics, and Public Policy and Administration (online program only) also charge an online technology fee as noted below.

Tuition - Certificate Programsvaries by program (see below)

  • Global Health*: $2,277/unit
  • Health Informatics*: $3,110/unit
  • Healthcare Industry*: $2,884/unit
  • Information Design and Strategy*: $2,460/unit
  • Information Systems*: $3,193/unit
  • Liberal Studies: $2,250/unit
  • Literature: $2,250/unit
  • Medical Informatics: $3,110/unit
  • Predictive Analytics*: $3,015/unit
  • Public Policy and Administration*: $2,417/unit
  • Regulatory Compliance: $2,657/unit
  • Regulatory Policy and Health Systems Compliance: $2,537/unit
  • Sports Administration: $2,586/unit
  • Sports Communication: $2,523/unit

*Degree and certificate programs in Global Health, Health Informatics, Information Design and Strategy, Information Systems, Predictive Analytics, and Public Policy and Administration (online program only) also charge an online technology fee as noted below.

Online Technology Fee$120/unit

Covers the cost of providing technology support for any student taking an online course in the following programs:

  • Global Health
  • Health Informatics
  • Information Design and Strategy
  • Information Systems
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Public Policy and Administration (online program only)

Tuition - Degree Programsvaries by program (see below)

  • Clinical Research and Regulatory Administration (MS): $3,664/unit
  • Creative Writing (MA and MFA): $3,351/unit
  • Global Health (MS)*: $3,181/unit
  • Health Informatics (MS)*: $4,291/unit
  • Information Design and Strategy (MS)*: $3,411/unit
  • Information Systems (MS)*: $4,494/unit
  • Liberal Studies (MA): $3,153/unit
  • Literature (MA): $3,153/unit
  • Predictive Analytics (MS)*: $4,225/unit
  • Public Policy and Administration (MS)*: $3,383/unit
  • Quality Assurance and Regulatory Science (MS): $3,664/unit
  • Regulatory Compliance (MS): $3,664/unit
  • Sports Administration (MA): $3,622/unit

*Degree and certificate programs in Global Health, Health Informatics, Information Design and Strategy, Information Systems, Predictive Analytics, and Public Policy and Administration (online program only) also charge an online technology fee as noted below.

Tuition - Certificate Programsvaries by program (see below)

  • Health Informatics*: $3,002/unit
  • Information Design and Strategy*: $2,388/unit
  • Information Systems*: $3,146/unit
  • Liberal Studies: $2,206/unit
  • Literature: $2,206/unit
  • Predictive Analytics*: $2,956/unit
  • Public Policy and Administration*: $2,369/unit
  • Regulatory Compliance: $2,565/unit
  • Sports Administration: $2,535/unit

*Degree and certificate programs in Global Health, Health Informatics, Information Design and Strategy, Information Systems, Predictive Analytics, and Public Policy and Administration (online program only) also charge an online technology fee as noted below.

Online Technology Fee$120/unit

Covers the cost of providing technology support for any student taking an online course in the following programs:

  • Global Health
  • Health Informatics
  • Information Design and Strategy
  • Information Systems
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Public Policy and Administration (online program only)

Employer reimbursement

Northwestern University's employer reimbursement plan is designed for students in the 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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