Part-time Program
Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition for the part-time MSIT program (two courses per quarter, Saturdays only) includes the cost of instruction, books and other classroom materials, orientation and graduation events, meals and refreshments on class days, resources provided by the staff, and a variety of Northwestern University services.

2017-2018 Tuition

Total tuition cost: $35,334 per year ($5,889 per course or $11,778 per quarter, two courses per quarter).

At this time, MSIT does not offer stipends, scholarships or teaching assistantships. Approximately 50% of part-time MSIT students receive at least some financial support from their employer and about 75% apply for financial aid in the form of loans.


Health Insurance is a requirement for all degree-seeking students at Northwestern University, which will cost each student an additional $3,856 for coverage from September 1, 2017-August 31, 2018. Please note that you can fulfill the insurance requirement by:

The Northwestern Student Health Insurance Office is available to assist students in making appropriate insurance selections for their health care needs. Please contact them directly with health insurance questions.

Financial Resources

If you have any questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Evanston Office of Graduate Financial Aid.