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Major Programs at Northwestern

Program Highlight
Offered Degrees BS, MS, Doctorate, Certificate, Post-Graduate
Online Courses MS
Total Programs 414
Online Programs 4
Salary after Completing $20,600 - $88,500

Offered Degrees at Northwestern

Northwestern University is categorized by Research University (very high research activity) by Carnegie categorization. Northwestern University offers 414 programs through online and on-site (classroom) education. It offers Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Certificate and Post-Graduate Certificate degree. The following table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability.
Offered Degrees and Number of Programs
Northwestern University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassSalary Range after Completing Program*
One but less than two years certificate240-
Bachelor's Degree1160$20,600 - $88,500
Post Bachelor's Degree220$63,700 - $63,700
Master's Degree1494$21,900 - $181,600
Post Master's Degree200-
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship780$43,700 - $89,400
Doctor's degree - professional practice50$43,700 - $89,400
Total4144-
*Salary data is from College Scoreboard

Field of Study by Offered Degree/Program

Bachelor'sMaster'sDoctorate (Research)Doctorate (Practical)1-2 Years CertificatePost-Bachelor's CertificatePost-Master's Certificate

Northwestern Bachelor's Programs

Northwestern University offers Bachelor's degree with 116 major programs. All programs are on-site education (i.e distance learning opportunity is not offered for the Bachelor's degree). The following table describes the offered major area and its subprograms for Bachelor's degree at Northwestern University.
Bachelor's Programs
Northwestern University
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompleterAverage Salary after Completing
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 1
Environmental Studies--
Environmental Science1-
Architecture [+] 0
Architecture and Related Services (other)--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 15
African Studies--
American/United States Studies/Civilization2-
Asian Studies/Civilization2-
European Studies/Civilization--
Near and Middle Eastern Studies3-
Area Studies (other)--
African-American/Black Studies1-
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies2-
Asian-American Studies--
Women's Studies--
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (other)5-
Communication and Journalism [+] 354
Speech Communication and Rhetoric101$42,600
Communication and Media Studies (other)--
Journalism151$42,000
Radio and Television102$25,100
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (other)--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs (other)--
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 106
Computer and Information Sciences5-
Information Science/Studies7-
Computer Science94$88,500
Education [+] 20
Education--
Learning Sciences7-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities--
Secondary Education and Teaching12-
Music Teacher Education1-
Engineering [+] 362
Engineering5-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering62$64,200
Chemical Engineering42$75,700
Civil Engineering13-
Computer Engineering24$80,600
Electrical and Electronics Engineering10-
Engineering Science--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering12-
Materials Engineering14-
Mechanical Engineering67$66,100
Industrial Engineering87$76,400
Manufacturing Engineering26-
Engineering (other)--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 27
Linguistics2-
Comparative Literature2-
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2-
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (other)--
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1-
German Language and Literature2-
French Language and Literature6-
Italian Language and Literature--
Spanish Language and Literature8-
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (other)--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics4-
English Language And Literature [+] 25
English Language and Literature24$32,700
Creative Writing1-
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies2-
General Studies--
Humanities/Humanistic Studies1-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 21
Biology/Biological Sciences14$30,500
Ecology--
Neuroscience7-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 93
Mathematics23$71,000
Applied Mathematics14-
Computational and Applied Mathematics22-
Statistics34-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 11
Biological and Physical Sciences4-
Science, Technology and Society7-
Sustainability Studies--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)--
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 8
Philosophy5-
Religion/Religious Studies3-
Jewish/Judaic Studies--
Physical Sciences [+] 11
Chemistry3-
Geology/Earth Science2-
Physics4-
Materials Science2-
Psychology [+] 87
Psychology50$36,000
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics4-
Community Psychology--
Psychology (other)33$34,300
Human Services [+] 139
Community Organization and Advocacy73$58,000
Public Policy Analysis66$35,100
Social Sciences [+] 220
Social Sciences3-
Anthropology4-
Economics7$69,200
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics111-
Geography1-
International Relations and Affairs37$46,000
Political Science and Government48$47,000
Sociology9-
Urban Studies/Affairs--
Social Sciences (other)--
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 172
Visual and Performing Arts--
Dance5-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts93$20,600
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism--
Musical Theatre--
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (other)--
Art/Art Studies7-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4-
Music14$22,400
Music Performance1-
Music Theory and Composition7-
Musicology and Ethnomusicology--
Keyboard Instruments4-
Voice and Opera15-
Jazz/Jazz Studies3-
Stringed Instruments19-
Music (other)--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 52
Communication Sciences and Disorders15-
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies--
International Public Health/International Health37-
Business [+] 19
Business/Commerce--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies--
Organizational Behavior Studies19-
History [+] 23-
History23$37,100

Northwestern Master's Programs

Northwestern University offers Master's degree with 149 major programs. Among them 4 programs are available through online classes. The following table describes the offered major area and its subprograms for Master's degree at Northwestern University.
Master's Programs
Northwestern University
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompleterAverage Salary after Completing
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 1
African Studies--
African-American/Black Studies1-
Women's Studies--
Communication and Journalism [+] 485
Speech Communication and Rhetoric83$74,300
Communication and Media Studies (other)--
Journalism120$39,200
Radio and Television--
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia41-
Health Communication50-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs (other)191$80,000
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 167
Artificial Intelligence13-
Information Science/Studies76$98,400
Computer Science78-
Education [+] 74
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration26-
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education38$53,700
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities--
Music Teacher Education6-
Education (other)4-
Engineering [+] 313
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering39-
Chemical Engineering9-
Civil Engineering45-
Computer Engineering19-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering20-
Engineering Mechanics1-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics1-
Materials Engineering22-
Mechanical Engineering40-
Industrial Engineering15-
Manufacturing Engineering--
Engineering (other)102$131,900
Engineering Technology [+] 186
Robotics Technology/Technician15-
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician20-
Engineering/Industrial Management51$149,000
Engineering Design--
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields (other)100-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 6
Linguistics--
Comparative Literature1-
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3-
German Language and Literature--
French Language and Literature1-
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics--
Work and Family Studies [+] 4
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (other)4-
Legal Studies [+] 365
Programs for Foreign Lawyers208-
Tax Law/Taxation50-
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (other)9-
Legal Professions and Studies (other)98-
English Language And Literature [+] 12
English Language and Literature7-
Creative Writing5-
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies2-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 70
Biology/Biological Sciences--
Botany/Plant Biology (other)4-
Developmental Biology and Embryology--
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences (other)1-
Biostatistics10-
Bioinformatics--
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology (other)6-
Biotechnology39-
Neuroscience1-
Neurobiology and Anatomy9-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 27
Mathematics2-
Applied Mathematics14-
Statistics11-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 1
Systems Science and Theory1-
Cognitive Science--
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 38
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management38-
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 1
Philosophy1-
Religion/Religious Studies--
Theology And Religious Vocations [+] 0
Religious/Sacred Music--
Physical Sciences [+] 27
Astronomy3-
Astronomy and Astrophysics (other)2-
Chemistry6-
Geology/Earth Science6-
Physics10-
Science Technologies/Technicians [+] 16
Science Technologies/Technicians (other)16$86,400
Psychology [+] 195
Psychology12-
Clinical Psychology14$37,000
Counseling Psychology169-
Human Services [+] 132
Community Organization and Advocacy47-
Public Administration85$63,200
Public Policy Analysis--
Social Sciences [+] 64
Anthropology8-
Economics--
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics34-
Political Science and Government13-
Sociology9-
Social Sciences (other)--
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 149
Design and Visual Communications3-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts7-
Playwriting and Screenwriting12-
Directing and Theatrical Production2-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies2-
Documentary Production10-
Art/Art Studies2-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation--
Music1$21,900
Music Performance14-
Music Theory and Composition1-
Musicology and Ethnomusicology2-
Conducting4-
Keyboard Instruments5-
Voice and Opera11-
Jazz/Jazz Studies--
Stringed Instruments15-
Music (other)--
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management58-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 335
Health and Wellness19-
Communication Sciences and Disorders2$55,300
Audiology/Audiologist--
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist55-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist2-
Dental Clinical Sciences--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator2-
Health and Medical Administrative Services (other)10-
Physician Assistant34-
Medical Scientist36-
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling25-
Genetic Counseling/Counselor21-
Public Health35$59,600
Orthotist/Prosthetist47-
Medical Informatics35-
Bioethics/Medical Ethics12-
Business [+] 864
Business/Commerce51$155,400
Business Administration and Management306$181,600
Operations Management and Supervision1-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management--
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce--
Transportation/Mobility Management--
Business Administration, Management and Operations (other)18-
Accounting and Related Services (other)1-
Business/Managerial Economics5-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies--
Finance24-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration--
Labor and Industrial Relations--
Organizational Behavior Studies1-
International Business/Trade/Commerce--
Management Information Systems--
Management Science264$107,700
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)46-
Marketing/Marketing Management147-
Real Estate--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services (other)--
History [+] 4-
History4-

Northwestern Doctorate (Research) Programs

Northwestern University offers Doctorate (Research) degree with 78 major programs. All programs are on-site education (i.e distance learning opportunity is not offered for the Doctorate (Research) degree). The following table describes the offered major area and its subprograms for Doctorate (Research) degree at Northwestern University.
Doctorate (Research) Programs
Northwestern University
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompleterAverage Salary after Completing
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 5
African-American/Black Studies5-
Communication and Journalism [+] 9
Speech Communication and Rhetoric3-
Radio and Television--
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia6-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 11
Computer Science11-
Education [+] 3
Educational Leadership and Administration--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities--
Music Teacher Education--
Education (other)3-
Engineering [+] 129
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering16-
Chemical Engineering17-
Civil Engineering7-
Computer Engineering11-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering11-
Engineering Mechanics1-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics2-
Materials Engineering33-
Mechanical Engineering21-
Industrial Engineering10-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 12
Linguistics3-
Comparative Literature6-
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics--
German Language and Literature1-
French Language and Literature1-
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics--
Work and Family Studies [+] 5
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (other)5-
Legal Studies [+] 0
Advanced Legal Research/Studies--
English Language And Literature [+] 11
English Language and Literature11-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 69
Biology/Biological Sciences23-
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology--
Botany/Plant Biology (other)1-
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences (other)22-
Neuroscience23-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 12
Mathematics3-
Applied Mathematics5-
Statistics4-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 3
Systems Science and Theory3-
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies--
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 5
Philosophy3-
Religion/Religious Studies2-
Theology And Religious Vocations [+] 0
Religious/Sacred Music--
Physical Sciences [+] 53
Astronomy1-
Astronomy and Astrophysics (other)6-
Chemistry38$89,400
Geology/Earth Science3-
Physics5-
Psychology [+] 20
Psychology12-
Clinical Psychology8-
Counseling Psychology--
Social Sciences [+] 47
Anthropology6-
Anthropology (other)--
Economics--
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics20-
Political Science and Government15-
Sociology6-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 17
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts4-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies1-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3-
Music1$43,700
Music Performance--
Music Theory and Composition--
Musicology and Ethnomusicology--
Conducting2-
Keyboard Instruments3-
Voice and Opera--
Stringed Instruments3-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 36
Communication Sciences and Disorders5-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist25-
Dental Clinical Sciences--
Medical Scientist--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)6-
Business [+] 15
Accounting and Related Services (other)1-
Business/Managerial Economics2-
Finance4-
Organizational Behavior Studies5-
Marketing/Marketing Management3-
History [+] 5-
History5-

Northwestern Doctorate (Practical) Programs

Northwestern University offers Doctorate (Practical) degree with 5 major programs. All programs are on-site education (i.e distance learning opportunity is not offered for the Doctorate (Practical) degree). The following table describes the offered major area and its subprograms for Doctorate (Practical) degree at Northwestern University.
Doctorate (Practical) Programs
Northwestern University
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompleterAverage Salary after Completing
Legal Studies [+] 278
Law278-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 247-
Audiology/Audiologist--
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist12-
Medicine147-
Physical Therapy/Therapist88-

Northwestern 1-2 Years Certificate Programs

Northwestern University offers 1-2 Years Certificate degree with 24 major programs. All programs are on-site education (i.e distance learning opportunity is not offered for the 1-2 Years Certificate degree). The following table describes the offered major area and its subprograms for 1-2 Years Certificate degree at Northwestern University.
1-2 Years Certificate Programs
Northwestern University
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompleterAverage Salary after Completing
Architecture [+] 0
Architecture and Related Services (other)--
Communication and Journalism [+] 0
Communication and Media Studies (other)--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs (other)--
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (other)--
Engineering [+] 0
Engineering (other)--
Legal Studies [+] 0
Tax Law/Taxation--
English Language And Literature [+] 0
Writing--
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies11-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 17
Biological and Biomedical Sciences (other)17-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 0
Sustainability Studies--
Social Sciences [+] 0
Economics--
Social Sciences (other)--
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 0
Musical Theatre--
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (other)--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 11
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant2-
Physician Assistant2-
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs (other)6-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)1-
Business [+] 75-
Business/Commerce--
Business Administration, Management and Operations (other)--
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping--
Business/Managerial Economics38-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies--
Finance37-

Northwestern Post-Bachelor's Certificate Programs

Northwestern University offers Post-Bachelor's Certificate degree with 22 major programs. All programs are on-site education (i.e distance learning opportunity is not offered for the Post-Bachelor's Certificate degree). The following table describes the offered major area and its subprograms for Post-Bachelor's Certificate degree at Northwestern University.
Post-Bachelor's Certificate Programs
Northwestern University
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompleterAverage Salary after Completing
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 13
African Studies--
African-American/Black Studies2-
Women's Studies11-
Communication and Journalism [+] 0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric--
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 0
Information Science/Studies--
Education [+] 3
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration3-
Engineering Technology [+] 0
Engineering Design--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1-
English Language And Literature [+] 0
Creative Writing--
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 72
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies72$63,700
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 1
Biotechnology1-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 32
Systems Science and Theory5-
Medieval and Renaissance Studies1-
Behavioral Sciences2-
International/Global Studies6-
Cognitive Science4-
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis14-
Human Services [+] 12
Community Organization and Advocacy12-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 2
Clinical Research Coordinator2-
Bioethics/Medical Ethics--
Business [+] 26-
Organizational Behavior Studies26-

Northwestern Post-Master's Certificate Programs

Northwestern University offers Post-Master's Certificate degree with 20 major programs. All programs are on-site education (i.e distance learning opportunity is not offered for the Post-Master's Certificate degree). The following table describes the offered major area and its subprograms for Post-Master's Certificate degree at Northwestern University.
Post-Master's Certificate Programs
Northwestern University
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompleterAverage Salary after Completing
Communication and Journalism [+] 6
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia6-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 3
Information Science/Studies3-
Education [+] 0
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education--
Legal Studies [+] 21
Tax Law/Taxation21-
English Language And Literature [+] 0
English Language and Literature--
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 1
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management1-
Science Technologies/Technicians [+] 2
Science Technologies/Technicians (other)2-
Human Services [+] 3
Community Organization and Advocacy--
Public Administration3-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 0
Music Performance--
Keyboard Instruments--
Voice and Opera--
Stringed Instruments--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 1
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator--
Orthotist/Prosthetist--
Medical Informatics1-
Business [+] 33-
Business Administration and Management--
Organizational Behavior Studies--
Management Science33-