Current Student & Alumni Resources

To start the registration process, please visit the MSIT Curriculum website to view the course schedule, course syllabi, course descriptions, and dates, to determine your course selections for the upcoming quarter.

After finalizing your schedule, please enter your course selections in the Google Form and the MSIT program will confirm your registration by e-mail. If a student completes the form and then requires a registration add/drop, email directly to communicate the registration change.

Important Dates

  • Saturday, January 4, 2020 - Winter Classes begin 8 a.m.
  • Friday, January 10, 2020 - Last day to add a class or change a section for Winter. Last day for tuition adjustment related to enrollment changes (to or from full-time). No reductions are made to bills for dropped or swapped classes after this date
  • Friday, February 14, 2020 - Last day to drop a class for Winter. (No tuition adjustment after January 10)
  • Monday, February 24, 2020 - Registration for Spring 2020 begins
  • Friday, February 28, 2020 - Spring Course Selection Form due
  • Saturday, March 7, 2020 - Winter Classes End
  • Saturday, March 14, 2020 - Winter Examinations End (at instructor's discretion)
  • Saturday, March 28, 2020 - MSIT Classes Begin
  • Monday, March 30, 2020 - Spring Break Ends
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - Spring Classes Begin *Except for MSIT, which begin earlier
  • Monday, April 6, 2020 - Last day to add a class or change a section for Spring. Last day for tuition adjustment related to enrollment changes (to or from full-time). No reductions are made to bills for dropped or swapped classes after this date
  • Monday, April 13, 2020 - Summer 2020 Registration Begins
  • Friday, May 8, 2020 - Last day to drop a class for Spring. (No tuition adjustment after April 6)
  • Monday, May 18, 2020 - Fall 2020 Registration Begins
  • Monday, May 23, 2020 - Memorial Day, no classes
  • Saturday, June 6, 2020 - Spring Classes End
  • Saturday, June 13, 2020 - Spring Examinations End (at instructor's discretion)
  • Friday, June 19, 2020 - NU Graduation for 2nd years
  • Saturday, June 20, 2020 - MSIT Graduation

MSIT Updates 


MSIT Courses

MSIT 423: Data Science for Business Intelligence - Saturdays, 2pm-5pm

MSIT 432: Networks: Applications, Principles & Protocols - Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm

MSIT 443: Capstone Course - Technology Strategy & Enterprise Architecture - Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm

MSIT 445: Managing IT Business Model Innovation - Saturdays 2pm-5pm, Second 5 Weeks of Quarter

MSIT 490: Cybersecurity Leadership - Saturdays 2pm-5pm, First 5 Weeks of Quarter

Please note, 445 & 490 are ½ credit courses.

Non-MSIT Elective Courses

Please make an appointment to meet with your MSIT advisor during this MSIT advising week to plan your Spring quarter and possibly your Fall quarter (for 4qtr full-time students) course schedule and to gather the necessary approval emails and/or signatures. Please don’t delay, as many ECE and CS classes fill quickly!


IEMS Courses

IEMS has a “Waitlist” website that students should utilize to request a permission number for available IEMS courses. Please note that IEMS-300 level courses are reserved for IEMS undergrad students first, then undergrads in general, and finally to grad students. The website is geared more towards IEMS undergrads, so not all information is applicable to MSIT students. 


The list of spring 2020 classes available to non-Kellogg students will be available in early March. There will be a one-week window to submit spring 2020 registration requests. Please check the Non-Kellogg Student Registration page for updates.

To request registration for Kellogg courses: 
1. Check the Non-Kellogg student registration website to find out what classes are available.
2. MSIT staff will sign the completed Kellogg Registration form based on your selection. We will then give you the form which you need to submit your official request to Kellogg. Submitting your form on time will give the MSIT staff enough time to complete and return your registration form before registration opens.
4. When non-Kellogg student registration opens you can start submitting your requests. The registration is first-come, first-served so we recommend submitting your requests as soon as possible after the registration opens.

Kellogg will start registering students on a first-come, first-served basis. Check your classes in CAESAR periodically to find out if you got into the classes of your choice. If you did, email MSIT to let us know what class(es) you are in. If you got into a Kellogg class you did not want or you change your mind about a Kellogg class you did get, contact the Kellogg Registrar and cc MSIT in your email asking to be dropped from a course.


ENTREP 473 NUvention: Web + Media - 2 quarters: Winter/Spring, Wednesdays,  2pm - 4:50pm, The Garage's Workspace Classroom (*For those who have already completed Part 1 in Winter)

ENTREP 475 NUvention: Analytics - Wednesdays, 6-9 pm, Location TBD

ENTREP 476 NUvention: Arts – Fridays, 9am - 11:50am, The Garage

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For more information on any of these courses, please contact

If a student becomes aware of a graduate-level elective of interest, please discuss with your MSIT advisor and director to get approval for the same.

Tuition Information

Tuition Rates for 2019-20

Part-time total tuition cost: $37,704 per year ($6,284 per course or $12,568 per quarter, two courses per quarter)

Full-time total tuition cost:

Three-Quarter Option

  • Tuition per quarter: $17,637 (3-4 courses)
  • Total tuition cost: $52,911

Four-Quarter Option

  • Tuition per quarter: $17,637 (3-4 courses)
  • Final 4th quarter tuition: $6,284 per course (if taking 1-2 courses)
  • Total tuition cost: $70,548 (less if taking 1-2 courses in final 4th quarter)

Tuition Billing Cycle

If you have questions or updates regarding spring 2020 courses, please contact MSIT.

Please note that the billing cycle is such that those registered by the 10th of the month will get a bill due the 1st of the following month, and those billed after the 10th of the month will get a bill in the middle of the following month due the 1st of the month after their bill arrives. MSIT will be registering MSIT students for all spring 2020 courses starting March 11, 2020 and students will receive an electronic tuition invoice in mid-April 2020 with a May 1, 2020 due date. If a student would like to be registered earlier and receive an April 1, 2020 tuition invoice due date, please indicate that in the spring 2020 registration Google Form. Please note that some non-MSIT course registrations may require an earlier registration (e.g. NUvention courses) or a later registration (e.g. Kellogg courses) that could create an early or late bill, respectively.

Tuition Invoices

Students will receive an email notification at your Northwestern email address when each new bill is available online. Then, to view and optionally print your bill, log-in to CAESAR with a Northwestern NetID and password to locate the bill (CAESAR > For Students > Financial Services > View My E-Bill & E-Payment). The option of making your payments online or by mail will continue to be your choice.