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Major Programs at Northwestern

Program Highlight
Offered Degrees BS, MS, Doctorate, Certificate, Post-Graduate
Online Courses MS
Total Programs 406
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 406 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 Degree1150$20,600 - $88,500
Post Bachelor's Degree190$63,700 - $63,700
Master's Degree1474$21,900 - $181,600
Post Master's Degree190-
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship770$43,700 - $89,400
Doctor's degree - professional practice50$43,700 - $89,400
Total4064-
*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 115 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 [+] 18
Environmental Studies7-
Environmental Science11-
Architecture [+] 0
Architecture--
Architecture and Related Services (other)--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 18
African Studies1-
American/United States Studies/Civilization3-
Asian Studies/Civilization3-
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 Studies1-
Women's Studies--
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (other)4-
Communication and Journalism [+] 363
Speech Communication and Rhetoric105$42,600
Communication and Media Studies (other)1-
Journalism171$42,000
Radio and Television86$25,100
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (other)--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs (other)--
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 103
Computer and Information Sciences3-
Information Science/Studies14-
Computer Science86$88,500
Education [+] 7
Education--
Learning Sciences2-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities--
Secondary Education and Teaching2-
Music Teacher Education3-
Engineering [+] 344
Engineering6-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering44$64,200
Chemical Engineering44$75,700
Civil Engineering13-
Computer Engineering21$80,600
Electrical and Electronics Engineering21-
Engineering Science--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering6-
Materials Engineering10-
Mechanical Engineering73$66,100
Industrial Engineering87$76,400
Manufacturing Engineering19-
Engineering (other)--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 23
Foreign Languages and Literatures--
Linguistics2-
Comparative Literature2-
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3-
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (other)--
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1-
German Language and Literature3-
French Language and Literature2-
Italian Language and Literature1-
Spanish Language and Literature6-
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (other)--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3-
Legal Studies [+] 0
Law--
English Language And Literature [+] 19
English Language and Literature17$32,700
Creative Writing2-
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1-
General Studies--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 23
Biology/Biological Sciences17$30,500
Ecology--
Neuroscience6-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 108
Mathematics31$71,000
Applied Mathematics15-
Computational and Applied Mathematics34-
Statistics28-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 13
Biological and Physical Sciences4-
Science, Technology and Society9-
Sustainability Studies--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)--
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 7
Philosophy5-
Religion/Religious Studies2-
Jewish/Judaic Studies--
Physical Sciences [+] 15
Physical Sciences--
Chemistry4-
Geology/Earth Science3-
Physics8-
Materials Science--
Psychology [+] 66
Psychology45$36,000
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics4-
Community Psychology--
Psychology (other)17$34,300
Human Services [+] 85
Human Services--
Community Organization and Advocacy55$58,000
Public Policy Analysis30$35,100
Social Sciences [+] 200
Social Sciences1-
Anthropology4-
Economics2$69,200
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics103-
Geography5-
International Relations and Affairs30$46,000
Political Science and Government47$47,000
Sociology8-
Urban Studies/Affairs--
Social Sciences (other)--
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 150
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 Studies4-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation7-
Music8$22,400
Music Performance1-
Music Theory and Composition5-
Musicology and Ethnomusicology1-
Keyboard Instruments2-
Voice and Opera1-
Jazz/Jazz Studies3-
Stringed Instruments20-
Music (other)--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 37
Chiropractic--
Communication Sciences and Disorders22-
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies--
International Public Health/International Health15-
Business [+] 17
Business/Commerce--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies--
Organizational Behavior Studies17-
History [+] 21-
History21$37,100

Northwestern Master's Programs

Northwestern University offers Master's degree with 147 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 [+] 13
African-American/Black Studies4-
Women's Studies9-
Communication and Journalism [+] 494
Speech Communication and Rhetoric84$74,300
Communication and Media Studies (other)--
Journalism132$39,200
Radio and Television--
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia23-
Health Communication50-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs (other)205$80,000
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 148
Computer and Information Sciences--
Information Science/Studies78$98,400
Computer Science70-
Education [+] 79
Education--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration28-
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education42$53,700
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities--
Music Teacher Education6-
Education (other)3-
Engineering [+] 405
Engineering--
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering46-
Chemical Engineering29-
Civil Engineering54-
Computer Engineering41-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering43-
Engineering Mechanics2-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics--
Materials Engineering22-
Mechanical Engineering55-
Industrial Engineering13-
Manufacturing Engineering--
Engineering (other)100$131,900
Engineering Technology [+] 151
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician--
Robotics Technology/Technician12-
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician17-
Engineering/Industrial Management35$149,000
Engineering Design1-
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields (other)86-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 6
Foreign Languages and Literatures--
Linguistics2-
Comparative Literature1-
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3-
German Language and Literature--
French Language and Literature--
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics--
Work and Family Studies [+] 2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences--
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (other)2-
Legal Studies [+] 337
Law--
Programs for Foreign Lawyers185-
Tax Law/Taxation47-
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (other)14-
Legal Professions and Studies (other)91-
English Language And Literature [+] 23
English Language and Literature9-
Creative Writing14-
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies3-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 62
Biology/Biological Sciences3-
Botany/Plant Biology (other)4-
Developmental Biology and Embryology--
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences (other)--
Biostatistics8-
Bioinformatics--
Biotechnology40-
Neuroscience--
Neurobiology and Anatomy7-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 21
Mathematics--
Applied Mathematics15-
Statistics6-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 19
Biological and Physical Sciences--
Systems Science and Theory3-
Cognitive Science8-
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis8-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 34
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management34-
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 5
Philosophy5-
Religion/Religious Studies--
Theology And Religious Vocations [+] 0
Theology And Religious Vocations--
Religious/Sacred Music--
Physical Sciences [+] 21
Physical Sciences--
Astronomy--
Astronomy and Astrophysics (other)6-
Chemistry11-
Geology/Earth Science1-
Physics3-
Science Technologies/Technicians [+] 26
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician--
Science Technologies/Technicians (other)26$86,400
Psychology [+] 124
Psychology12-
Clinical Psychology10$37,000
Counseling Psychology102-
Human Services [+] 106
Human Services--
Community Organization and Advocacy32-
Public Administration74$63,200
Public Policy Analysis--
Social Sciences [+] 50
Social Sciences--
Anthropology6-
Economics--
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics25-
Political Science and Government7-
Sociology12-
Social Sciences (other)--
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 168
Visual and Performing Arts--
Design and Visual Communications7-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts14-
Playwriting and Screenwriting12-
Directing and Theatrical Production1-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies7-
Documentary Production12-
Art/Art Studies4-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3-
Music1$21,900
Music Performance23-
Music Theory and Composition--
Musicology and Ethnomusicology3-
Conducting3-
Keyboard Instruments11-
Voice and Opera11-
Jazz/Jazz Studies1-
Stringed Instruments14-
Music (other)--
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management41-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 338
Health and Wellness31-
Chiropractic--
Communication Sciences and Disorders2$55,300
Audiology/Audiologist--
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist70-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist--
Dental Clinical Sciences--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator3-
Health and Medical Administrative Services (other)14-
Physician Assistant29-
Medical Scientist20-
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling28-
Genetic Counseling/Counselor19-
Public Health23$59,600
Orthotist/Prosthetist51-
Medical Informatics39-
Bioethics/Medical Ethics9-
Business [+] 788
Business/Commerce146$155,400
Business Administration and Management415$181,600
Operations Management and Supervision--
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management--
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce--
Transportation/Mobility Management--
Business Administration, Management and Operations (other)66-
Accounting and Related Services (other)--
Business/Managerial Economics1-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies--
Finance24-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration--
Labor and Industrial Relations--
Organizational Behavior Studies11-
International Business/Trade/Commerce--
Management Information Systems--
Management Science4$107,700
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)40-
Marketing/Marketing Management81-
Real Estate--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services (other)--
History [+] 9-
History9-

Northwestern Doctorate (Research) Programs

Northwestern University offers Doctorate (Research) degree with 77 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 [+] 4
African-American/Black Studies4-
Communication and Journalism [+] 6
Speech Communication and Rhetoric3-
Radio and Television--
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia3-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 6
Computer and Information Sciences--
Computer Science6-
Education [+] 6
Education--
Educational Leadership and Administration--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities--
Music Teacher Education--
Education (other)6-
Engineering [+] 118
Engineering--
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering13-
Chemical Engineering16-
Civil Engineering7-
Computer Engineering1-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering5-
Engineering Mechanics4-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics12-
Materials Engineering34-
Mechanical Engineering15-
Industrial Engineering11-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 12
Foreign Languages and Literatures--
Linguistics3-
Comparative Literature2-
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1-
German Language and Literature--
French Language and Literature2-
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics4-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics--
Work and Family Studies [+] 2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences--
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (other)2-
Legal Studies [+] 0
Law--
Advanced Legal Research/Studies--
English Language And Literature [+] 11
English Language and Literature11-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 68
Biology/Biological Sciences13-
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology--
Botany/Plant Biology (other)5-
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences (other)35-
Neuroscience15-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 20
Mathematics9-
Applied Mathematics8-
Statistics3-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 2
Biological and Physical Sciences--
Systems Science and Theory2-
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies--
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 3
Philosophy2-
Religion/Religious Studies1-
Theology And Religious Vocations [+] 0
Theology And Religious Vocations--
Religious/Sacred Music--
Physical Sciences [+] 48
Physical Sciences--
Astronomy and Astrophysics (other)8-
Chemistry34$89,400
Geology/Earth Science3-
Physics3-
Psychology [+] 24
Psychology15-
Clinical Psychology9-
Counseling Psychology--
Social Sciences [+] 53
Social Sciences--
Anthropology4-
Anthropology (other)--
Economics--
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics20-
Political Science and Government11-
Sociology18-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 26
Visual and Performing Arts--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts10-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies--
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2-
Music4$43,700
Music Performance3-
Music Theory and Composition4-
Musicology and Ethnomusicology--
Conducting1-
Keyboard Instruments1-
Voice and Opera--
Stringed Instruments1-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 4
Chiropractic--
Communication Sciences and Disorders3-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist--
Dental Clinical Sciences--
Medical Scientist--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)1-
Business [+] 17
Business/Commerce--
Accounting and Related Services (other)2-
Business/Managerial Economics7-
Finance1-
Organizational Behavior Studies3-
Marketing/Marketing Management4-
History [+] 13-
History13-

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
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 271-
Audiology/Audiologist--
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist15-
Medicine165-
Physical Therapy/Therapist91-

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
Speech Communication and Rhetoric--
Communication and Media Studies (other)--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs (other)--
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 0
Computer and Information Sciences--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (other)--
Engineering [+] 0
Engineering--
Engineering (other)--
Legal Studies [+] 0
Law--
Tax Law/Taxation--
English Language And Literature [+] 0
English Language and Literature--
Writing--
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 10
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies10-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 16
Biology/Biological Sciences--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences (other)16-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 0
Biological and Physical Sciences--
Sustainability Studies--
Social Sciences [+] 0
Social Sciences--
Economics--
Social Sciences (other)--
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 0
Visual and Performing Arts--
Musical Theatre--
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (other)--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 8
Chiropractic--
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant1-
Physician Assistant1-
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs (other)6-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)--
Business [+] 105-
Business/Commerce--
Business Administration, Management and Operations (other)--
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping--
Business/Managerial Economics47-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies--
Finance58-

Northwestern Post-Bachelor's Certificate Programs

Northwestern University offers Post-Bachelor's Certificate degree with 19 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 [+] 0
African-American/Black Studies--
Women's Studies--
Communication and Journalism [+] 0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric--
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 4
Computer and Information Sciences--
Information Science/Studies4-
Education [+] 0
Education--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--
Engineering Technology [+] 0
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician--
Engineering Design--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 0
Foreign Languages and Literatures--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics--
English Language And Literature [+] 0
English Language and Literature--
Creative Writing--
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 86
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies86$63,700
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 0
Biology/Biological Sciences--
Biotechnology--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 0
Biological and Physical Sciences--
Systems Science and Theory--
International/Global Studies--
Cognitive Science--
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis--
Human Services [+] 0
Human Services--
Community Organization and Advocacy--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0
Chiropractic--
Bioethics/Medical Ethics--
Business [+] 0-
Business/Commerce--
Organizational Behavior Studies--

Northwestern Post-Master's Certificate Programs

Northwestern University offers Post-Master's Certificate degree with 19 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 [+] 0
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia--
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 0
Computer and Information Sciences--
Information Science/Studies--
Education [+] 10
Education--
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education10-
Legal Studies [+] 19
Law--
Tax Law/Taxation19-
English Language And Literature [+] 0
English Language and Literature--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 0
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management--
Science Technologies/Technicians [+] 1
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician--
Science Technologies/Technicians (other)1-
Human Services [+] 10
Human Services--
Community Organization and Advocacy6-
Public Administration4-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 0
Visual and Performing Arts--
Music Performance--
Keyboard Instruments--
Voice and Opera--
Stringed Instruments--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 2
Chiropractic--
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator--
Orthotist/Prosthetist--
Medical Informatics2-
Business [+] 6-
Business/Commerce--
Business Administration and Management1-
Organizational Behavior Studies--
Management Science5-