The average starting salary for graduates of the MSiA program in 2014 was $103,250, and the average starting bonus was $12,000.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Total cost of the program

The total cost of the Master of Science in Analytics degree is about $85,000 to $95,000, depending on the student's needs for cost of living.


The Master of Science in Analytics tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year is $17,413 per quarter. Our program spans over 5 quarters: the first fall, winter, spring, summer, and a second fall quarter. Students graduate in December after their second fall quarter. Tuition is due for both fall quarters, winter, and spring quarters. During summer quarter, students fulfill their required internship and will not be billed for tuition.

Additional expenses to be considered:

Master of Science in Analytics Fellowships

The Master of Science in Analytics offers a limited number of fellowships each year. They are awarded during the application process to select students and are based on merit. No additional applications are required for consideration. 

Additional Funding Resources

In addition to the fellowships offered directly through the program, Master of Science in Analytics students may be eligible for other types of support. Resources may be found at the McCormick School of Engineering Fellowships and Internships page or at Northwestern University's Office of Fellowships.

Financial Aid

Students in the Master of Science in Analytics program are eligible for financial aid. Prospective students should familiarize themselves with the alternatives for financial aid and contact Evanston Office of Graduate Financial Aid with any questions.

Students using financial aid to fund their graduate degree must comply with the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy to maintain eligibility.