Northwestern University (NU) was founded in 1851 with the aim to provide quality education to the residents of what was called the Northwest Territory in Chicago. It is a private, research university with two campuses in Chicago and one off-site campus in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University offers over 120 undergraduate degrees and 145 graduate and professional degrees through its 12 schools and colleges. Some of Northwestern University’s courses are offered online, through its School of Continuing Studies.
NU’s School of Continuing Studies (SCS) offers an extensive range of programs, however, only a limited number of these, three Master’s degrees, can be taken online. The online Master’s degrees that can be taken completely online are: MA in Public Policy and Administration, MA in Information Systems, and MS in Medical Informatics.
Various financial aid packages and programs are readily available to make the cost of online education more affordable. Aid in the form of grants, loans and scholarships can be utilized by eligible students. For more information on tuition fee inclusions and financial aid packages, contact the Northwestern University Financial Services office.
To apply for admission to NU’s online programs, applicants must send the general application documents such as transcripts, TOEFL results (if applicable), statement of purpose, and two letters of recommendation, together with the completed online application form to the Admissions Office. Additional program-specific documents may be required, as such, it is recommended that applicants contact the Admissions Office and speak to an Admissions representative or visit NU’s School of Continuing Education and click on the specific online-program’s link for more application information.
Northwestern University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.