Study Options
Full-time Option
Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition 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 access to a variety of Northwestern University services.

Full-Time Options

Tuition costs for 2023-2024 are based on what full-time option you enroll in. In addition to tuition, please except a one-time $266 health services fee and quarterly $125 student activity fee.

Three-Quarter Option

  • Tuition per quarter: $20,155 (3-4 courses)
  • Total tuition cost: $60,465

Please note: An approximate 5% increase in tuition is expected for following academic year. Official amounts for the future year will be announced in the summer before the start of the program.

Four-Quarter Option

  • Tuition per quarter (September 2023 - June 2024): $20,155 (3-4 courses)
  • Total tuition cost, first academic year: $60,465
  • Tuition in the 4th quarter should be anticipated to cost roughly 5% above the previous academic year

Please note: The MSIT program does not offer stipends or teaching assistantships. To learn more about applying for student loans, please visit the Evanston Office of Graduate Financial Aid.

Cost of Living

International students and students who plan to live off campus should anticipate annual cost of living expenses between $18,000 to $22,000.

Health Insurance

Health Insurance is a requirement for all degree-seeking students at Northwestern University, which will cost each student an additional $5,144 for coverage from September 1, 2023 - August 31, 2024. 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

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.

Additionally, 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.