Tuition & Financial Aid


For the 2017-2018 academic year the tuition in the Master of Science in Executive Management for Design and Construction (EMDC) program is $4,353 per course. Typical annual increases in tuition have been on the order of 4-5%.

Financial Aid

The EMDC program offers limited financial support for exceptionally qualified U.S. citizens and permanent residents.  To be considered for such aid, please explain via email or regular mail in 250 words or less (a) the reason you are requesting financial assistance to undertake this program of study, (b) your schedule for completing your degree, and (c) your qualifications to support prioritizing your request relative to that of others.  The letter should be sent to Professor Raymond J. Krizek, Program Director, at rjkrizek@northwestern.edu or the postal address given on the EMDC web site.

In addition, student loans are available through Northwestern University for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online as a first step. The Department of Education code for Northwestern University is 001739.

Veteran Benefits

Veteran Benefits

The EMDC program is military friendly and every reasonable effort is made to help veterans and active duty personnel afford the cost of earning a graduate degree. 

For eligible veterans, tuition expenses will be largely covered by the Post 9-11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon program.

Veterans who are not eligible for the 9-11 GI Benefits or who have used their benefits to assist others should contact the Program Director to determine the possible availability of financial aid from other sources.

To view the full list of veteran benefits, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs online. Student Financial Services will facilitate the application and financial aid process for all applicants.