Graduate Study / ProgramsPart-Time Master's Programs
Tailored to fit the schedule of a working professional and provide you with an immediate advantage in the workplace, our part-time professional master’s programs will help you grow as an individual and advance your career.
Each of these programs may also be completed in a shorter time period if completed on a full-time basis.
How to Apply
Each part-time master’s program handles its own recruitment and admissions processes. Follow the links on this page for information about applying to a specific program.
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- Master of Engineering Management (MEM)
- MS in Executive Management for Design and Construction
- MS in Information Technology (MSIT)
- Master of Product Design and Development Management (MPD2)
- MS in Project Management (MPM)
The MEM program enables engineering and science professionals to develop core management and leadership skills while staying on the cutting edge of technology.
The curriculum helps engineers communicate more effectively and move from thinking tactically to thinking strategically.
This flexible, 12-course program provides an executive-level education focused on the design and construction industries. The EMDC program's customizable curriculum ensures that students emerge with strategic insight and enhanced skills that are directly relevant and immediately applicable to their individual careers in industry.
Taught by tenured Northwestern faculty and IT industry leaders, this program gives IT professionals a cross-functional perspective of information technology and its place in business operations. MSIT's 70% technical and 30% business and management curriculum ensures that our graduates bring impactful value to business.
By learning foundational engineering principles and the business context in which IT decisions are made, our graduates are prepared to implement better IT solutions for today's evolving marketplace.
Intended for professionals eager to master the concepts and tools of product design and development, the MPD2 program teaches every aspect of the design and development process, including:
- managing creativity and design
- design strategy
- form and function
- project management
- customer-focused innovation
- marketing and marketing research
- business and financial issues
Designed to accommodate the busy schedules of professionals working in design, engineering, and technical fields, this part-time program is typically completed in two years.
Classes meet on Northwestern’s Evanston campus one day per week on alternating Fridays and Saturdays. Three- and four-year options are also available. Students graduate with an MS degree.
MPM prepares technically qualified individuals for responsible management roles in the design, construction, operation, and management of major civil and environmental engineering projects.
This 12-course program consists of managerial courses and your choice of specialization courses.