Study Options
Full-time Option
Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition for the full-time MSIT program includes not only the cost of instruction, but also 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.

Full-Time Options

Tuition costs are based on what full-time option you decide you to enroll in. Please review the following 2020-2021 tuition costs below based on program options.

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)

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

The Northwestern Office of International Student and Scholar Services estimates the campus-wide living cost (room, board and health insurance only) for nine months for 2020-2021 as $17,600. If you would like to learn more about the projected cost of living and additional expenses to consider for the full-time Master of Science in Information Technology program, please email us at

Health Insurance

Health Insurance is a requirement for all degree-seeking students at Northwestern University, which will cost each student an additional $4,050 for coverage from September 1, 2020-August 31, 2021. 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.