Tuition & Financial Aid


For the 2023-2024 academic year the tuition in the Master of Science in Executive Management for Design and Construction (EMDC) program is $5,180 per course. Typical annual increases in tuition have been on the order of 4-5%.

Financial Aid

Many master’s students find funding through a variety of loan options or through other scholarship and resource opportunities, some of which are listed on McCormick’s website.

Students are encouraged to visit the Evanston Office of Graduate Financial Aid for information on a variety of federal and private loan and funding options.

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

The EMDC program offers financial support to exceptionally qualified U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The maximum award is a one-half tuition scholarship which covers one-half of the tuition for each of the twelve courses required to complete the program. However, the typical award is less and depends on the amount of funds available and the number of qualified applicants.

To be considered for financial aid, please explain via email or regular mail in 250 words or less:

  • The reason you are requesting financial assistance to undertake this program of study
  • Your schedule for completing your degree
  • Any special qualifications or considerations to support prioritizing your request relative to that of others

The letter should be sent to Shelley Finnigan, Program Director, or the postal address given on the EMDC web site. This information, together with the documentation provided in your application for admission to the program, will comprise the basis for determining an award.

In addition, student loans are available through Northwestern University for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Please visit the following link to complete the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. The Department of Education code for Northwestern University is 001739. Students also have the option to apply for additional funds through Northwestern private loans. More information can be found here

The EMDC program does not offer financial aid for international students. Opportunities for financial aid, including loans with and without a US based co-signer can be found here.

Veteran Benefits

The EMDC program endeavors to be a military friendly program and every reasonable effort is made to assist veterans and active duty personnel financially and administratively in their quest to earn an MS degree. The full list of veteran benefits is available on the McCormick website.