Northwestern University Graduate Programs

Northwestern University is a Private, 4 years school located in Evanston, IL. Northwestern offers total 248 graduate programs through Master's, Doctorate, Post-graduate certificate degree/programs.

  • Graduate Tuition & fees: $56,567
  • Graduate Students: 13,485
  • Graduate Programs: 248

Northwestern Graduate Programs Overview

Northwestern University (referred to as Northwestern) is a Private, 4 years school located in Evanston, IL. Northwestern offers total 248 graduate programs through Master's, Doctorate, Post-graduate certificate degree/programs.
The 2020 graduate tuition & fees at Northwestern University is $56,567 when a student attends full-time status. The tuition per credit hour is $6,649 for part-time students or overloaded credits. Total 13,485 students have enrolled in graduate programs where the school has total population of 22,603 with undergraduate students.
Northwestern 2020 Graduate Programs Key Facts
Tuition & Fees$56,567
Costs per Credit$6,649
Graduate Students13,485
Graduate Programs248 programs
Offered Graduate DegreeMaster's, Doctorate, Post-graduate certificate

Who Accredits Northwestern University

Northwestern University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1913 - Current[Estimated Date]).

Graduate Degree & Major Programs, Number of Completers

Northwestern University graduate schools offers 248 major programs and 5 programs are available on distance learning. Last year, total 5,551 students have earned their graduate degrees/certificate at Northwestern. Next tables summarize the offered graduate major programs and its sub-programs at Northwestern with number of completers.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 3 programs 14
African Studies1 program 1
African-American/Black Studies1 program 4
Women's Studies1 program 9
Communication and Journalism [+] 7 programs (1 online)494
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1 program 84
Communication and Media Studies (other)1 program 0
Journalism1 program 132
Radio and Television1 program 0
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia1 program 23
Health Communication1 program 50
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs (other)1 program (1 online)205
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 2 programs 148
Information Science/Studies1 program 78
Computer Science1 program 70
Education [+] 5 programs 79
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration1 program 28
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education1 program 42
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities1 program 0
Music Teacher Education1 program 6
Education (other)1 program 3
Engineering [+] 12 programs 405
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering1 program 46
Chemical Engineering1 program 29
Civil Engineering1 program 54
Computer Engineering1 program 41
Electrical and Electronics Engineering1 program 43
Engineering Mechanics1 program 2
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics1 program 0
Materials Engineering1 program 22
Mechanical Engineering1 program 55
Industrial Engineering1 program 13
Manufacturing Engineering1 program 0
Engineering (other)1 program 100
Engineering Technology [+] 5 programs 151
Robotics Technology/Technician1 program 12
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician1 program 17
Engineering/Industrial Management1 program 35
Engineering Design1 program 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields (other)1 program 86
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 7 programs 6
Linguistics1 program 2
Comparative Literature1 program 1
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1 program 3
German Language and Literature1 program 0
French Language and Literature1 program 0
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1 program 0
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1 program 0
Work and Family Studies [+] 1 program 2
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (other)1 program 2
Legal Studies [+] 5 programs 337
Law1 program -
Programs for Foreign Lawyers1 program 185
Tax Law/Taxation1 program 47
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (other)1 program 14
Legal Professions and Studies (other)1 program 91
English Language And Literature [+] 2 programs 23
English Language and Literature1 program 9
Creative Writing1 program 14
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 1 program 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1 program 3
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 9 programs 62
Biology/Biological Sciences1 program 3
Botany/Plant Biology (other)1 program 4
Developmental Biology and Embryology1 program 0
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences (other)1 program 0
Biostatistics1 program 8
Bioinformatics1 program 0
Biotechnology1 program 40
Neuroscience1 program 0
Neurobiology and Anatomy1 program 7
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 3 programs 21
Mathematics1 program 0
Applied Mathematics1 program 15
Statistics1 program 6
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 4 programs 19
Biological and Physical Sciences1 program -
Systems Science and Theory1 program 3
Cognitive Science1 program 8
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis1 program 8
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 1 program 34
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management1 program 34
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 2 programs 5
Philosophy1 program 5
Religion/Religious Studies1 program 0
Theology And Religious Vocations [+] 1 program 0
Religious/Sacred Music1 program 0
Physical Sciences [+] 4 programs 21
Astronomy and Astrophysics (other)1 program 6
Chemistry1 program 11
Geology/Earth Science1 program 1
Physics1 program 3
Science Technologies/Technicians [+] 1 program 26
Science Technologies/Technicians (other)1 program 26
Psychology [+] 3 programs 124
Psychology1 program 12
Clinical Psychology1 program 10
Counseling Psychology1 program 102
Human Services [+] 3 programs (1 online)106
Community Organization and Advocacy1 program 32
Public Administration1 program (1 online)74
Public Policy Analysis1 program 0
Social Sciences [+] 6 programs 50
Anthropology1 program 6
Economics1 program 0
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics1 program 25
Political Science and Government1 program 7
Sociology1 program 12
Social Sciences (other)1 program 0
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 19 programs 168
Design and Visual Communications1 program 7
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts1 program 14
Playwriting and Screenwriting1 program 12
Directing and Theatrical Production1 program 1
Film/Cinema/Video Studies1 program 7
Documentary Production1 program 12
Art/Art Studies1 program 4
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1 program 3
Music1 program 1
Music Performance1 program 23
Music Theory and Composition1 program 0
Musicology and Ethnomusicology1 program 3
Conducting1 program 3
Keyboard Instruments1 program 11
Voice and Opera1 program 11
Jazz/Jazz Studies1 program 1
Stringed Instruments1 program 14
Music (other)1 program 0
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management1 program 41
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 19 programs (2 online)338
Health and Wellness1 program (1 online)31
Chiropractic1 program -
Communication Sciences and Disorders1 program 2
Audiology/Audiologist1 program 0
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist1 program 70
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist1 program 0
Dental Clinical Sciences1 program 0
Health/Health Care Administration/Management1 program 0
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator1 program 3
Health and Medical Administrative Services (other)1 program 14
Physician Assistant1 program 29
Medical Scientist1 program 20
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling1 program 28
Genetic Counseling/Counselor1 program 19
Public Health1 program 23
Orthotist/Prosthetist1 program 51
Physical Therapy/Therapist1 program -
Medical Informatics1 program (1 online)39
Bioethics/Medical Ethics1 program 9
Business [+] 21 programs (1 online)1,797
Business/Commerce1 program 953
Business Administration and Management1 program 415
Operations Management and Supervision1 program 0
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management1 program 0
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce1 program 0
Transportation/Mobility Management1 program 0
Business Administration, Management and Operations (other)1 program 66
Accounting and Related Services (other)1 program 0
Business/Managerial Economics1 program 12
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies1 program 0
Finance1 program 0
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration1 program 0
Labor and Industrial Relations1 program 0
Organizational Behavior Studies1 program 15
International Business/Trade/Commerce1 program 0
Management Information Systems1 program 0
Management Science1 program (1 online)292
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)1 program 40
Marketing/Marketing Management1 program 4
Real Estate1 program 0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services (other)1 program 0
History [+] 1 programs 9
History1 program 9
Total147 programs (5 online)4,442
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 1 program 4
African-American/Black Studies1 program 4
Communication and Journalism [+] 3 programs 6
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1 program 3
Radio and Television1 program 0
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia1 program 3
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 1 program 6
Computer Science1 program 6
Education [+] 4 programs 6
Educational Leadership and Administration1 program 0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities1 program 0
Music Teacher Education1 program 0
Education (other)1 program 6
Engineering [+] 10 programs 118
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering1 program 13
Chemical Engineering1 program 16
Civil Engineering1 program 7
Computer Engineering1 program 1
Electrical and Electronics Engineering1 program 5
Engineering Mechanics1 program 4
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics1 program 12
Materials Engineering1 program 34
Mechanical Engineering1 program 15
Industrial Engineering1 program 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 7 programs 12
Linguistics1 program 3
Comparative Literature1 program 2
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1 program 1
German Language and Literature1 program 0
French Language and Literature1 program 2
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1 program 4
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1 program 0
Work and Family Studies [+] 1 program 2
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (other)1 program 2
Legal Studies [+] 1 program 0
Advanced Legal Research/Studies1 program 0
English Language And Literature [+] 1 program 11
English Language and Literature1 program 11
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 5 programs 68
Biology/Biological Sciences1 program 13
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology1 program 0
Botany/Plant Biology (other)1 program 5
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences (other)1 program 35
Neuroscience1 program 15
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 3 programs 20
Mathematics1 program 9
Applied Mathematics1 program 8
Statistics1 program 3
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 2 programs 2
Systems Science and Theory1 program 2
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies1 program 0
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 2 programs 3
Philosophy1 program 2
Religion/Religious Studies1 program 1
Theology And Religious Vocations [+] 1 program 0
Religious/Sacred Music1 program 0
Physical Sciences [+] 4 programs 48
Astronomy and Astrophysics (other)1 program 8
Chemistry1 program 34
Geology/Earth Science1 program 3
Physics1 program 3
Psychology [+] 3 programs 24
Psychology1 program 15
Clinical Psychology1 program 9
Counseling Psychology1 program 0
Social Sciences [+] 6 programs 53
Anthropology1 program 4
Anthropology (other)1 program 0
Economics1 program 0
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics1 program 20
Political Science and Government1 program 11
Sociology1 program 18
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 11 programs 26
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts1 program 10
Film/Cinema/Video Studies1 program 0
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1 program 2
Music1 program 4
Music Performance1 program 3
Music Theory and Composition1 program 4
Musicology and Ethnomusicology1 program 0
Conducting1 program 1
Keyboard Instruments1 program 1
Voice and Opera1 program 0
Stringed Instruments1 program 1
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 5 programs 4
Communication Sciences and Disorders1 program 3
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist1 program 0
Dental Clinical Sciences1 program 0
Medical Scientist1 program 0
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)1 program 1
Business [+] 5 programs 17
Accounting and Related Services (other)1 program 2
Business/Managerial Economics1 program 7
Finance1 program 1
Organizational Behavior Studies1 program 3
Marketing/Marketing Management1 program 4
History [+] 1 programs 13
History1 program 13
Total77 programs443
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Legal Studies [+] 1 program 257
Law1 program 257
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 4 programs 271
Audiology/Audiologist1 program 0
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist1 program 15
Medicine1 program 165
Physical Therapy/Therapist1 program 91
Total5 programs528
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 1 program 4
Information Science/Studies1 program 4
English Language And Literature [+] 1 program 0
Creative Writing1 program 0
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 1 programs 86
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1 program 86
Total3 programs90
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Education [+] 1 program 10
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education1 program 10
Legal Studies [+] 1 program 19
Tax Law/Taxation1 program 19
English Language And Literature [+] 1 program 0
English Language and Literature1 program 0
Science Technologies/Technicians [+] 1 program 1
Science Technologies/Technicians (other)1 program 1
Human Services [+] 2 programs 10
Community Organization and Advocacy1 program 6
Public Administration1 program 4
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 4 programs 0
Music Performance1 program 0
Keyboard Instruments1 program 0
Voice and Opera1 program 0
Stringed Instruments1 program 0
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 3 programs 2
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator1 program 0
Orthotist/Prosthetist1 program 0
Medical Informatics1 program 2
Business [+] 3 programs 6
Business Administration and Management1 program 1
Organizational Behavior Studies1 program 0
Management Science1 program 5
Total16 programs48

2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2019-2020, the average tuition & fees of Northwestern graduate programs is $56,567. The tuition per credit hour for graduate program is $6,649. The average living costs is $20,325 when a student lives on campus housing.
2019-2020 Graduate Program Tuition at Northwestern
Amounts
Tuition$56,067
Fees$500
Costs per Credit Hour$6,649
Living on-campus$20,325
Living off-campus$20,325

Graduate Student Population

At Northwestern graduate schools, there are total 13,485 graduate students. Among them, 654 students have enrolled graduate programs online exclusively. By gender, there are 6,916 men and 6,569 women students at Northwestern graduate schools. Next table summarizes the graduate student population at Northwestern.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at Northwestern University
TotalMaleFemale
Total13,4856,9166,569
American Indian/Native American20911
Asian1,625855770
Black/African American658274384
Hispanic842384458
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander1248
White5,7553,0282,727
Two More347148199
Un-Known1,224517707
Graduate Student Population in Online Programs at Northwestern
Total Graduate StudentsEnrolled ExclusivelyEnrolled Some CoursesNot In Online Courses
Number of Students13,485654012,831

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