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Graduate Programs at Northwestern

Graduate Program 229 Programs
Online Graduate Courses 4 Programs
Graduate Enrollment 14,044
Offered Award Levels Master's, Doctorate
Tuition & Fees $56,567

Graduate Programs Overview

Northwestern University offers 229 graduate programs as well as undergraduate programs. Among them, 4 graduate programs are available through distance education (online classes). Total 14,044 graduate students have enrolled in graduate programs at Northwestern and 329 students enrolled online exclusively in graduate programs. For the academic year 2020-2021, the average graduate program tuition & fees are $56,567. Next table summarizes the general information about graduate programs at Northwestern University.
Graduate Program Information
Awarded Degree ProgramsMaster's (147 programs)
Doctorate - Research (77 programs)
Doctorate - Practical (5 programs)
Online Graduate ProgramsMaster's (4 programs)
Tuition & Fees$56,567
Graduate Student Enrollment14,044 graduate students
329 enrolled in online courses
* The tuition & fees are for regular (traditional) graduate degree program and, for online programs, tuition rate may differ from it.
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Offered Graduate Degrees at Northwestern

It offers 229 graduate programs through online and on-site (classroom) education. Through distance learning, it offers Master's degree and/or programs. The Next table lists the number of graduate programs by offered degree and online availability. You can check the offered major programs by degree at the area of study page.
Offered Degrees and Number of Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Master's Degree1474
Post Master's Degree190
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship770
Doctor's degree - professional practice50
Total2294

Graduate Tuition & Fees

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average graduate program tuition & fees are $56,567 at Northwestern University. The 2021 graduate tuition & fees are stayed the same compared to the previous year. The next table shows the graduate school tuition & fees trends over last 4 years.
2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees
2018201920202021
Tuition & Fees$52,679$54,620$56,567$56,567
* The tuition & fees are for regular (traditional) graduate degree program and, for online programs, tuition rate may differ from it.
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[Chart] Northwestern University Graduate Tuition & Fees

Graduate School Student Population

At Northwestern University, 14,044 students are enrolled in graduate programs - 6,841 male and 7,203 female students. By attendance status, there are 9,641 full-time and 4,403 part-time students. The Next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Enrollment
TotalFemaleMale
Total14,0447,2036,841
Full-time9,6415,0044,637
Part-time4,4032,1992,204
[Chart] Northwestern University Graduate School Student Population

Enrolled Students in Online Graduate Programs

At Northwestern University, 329 students are enrolled exclusively in graduate online courses and 0 students are enrolled in some online courses out of total of 14,044 students.
Distance Learning Enrollment in Graduate Programs
Graduate Students
Total14,044
Online Exclusively329
In Some Online Classes0
Not In Online Classes13,715
[Chart] Northwestern University Enrolled Students in Online Graduate Programs