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    Northwestern University, EVANSTON, ILLINOIS - PROGRAMS AND FEES

    Evanston, IllinoisLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1851established year
    21591enrollment
    8.6/10

    Master of Science [M.Sc] (Information Systems)

    2 years
    full time
    English
    on-campus

    $ 53,064 

    1st Year
    Fees

    International Student Tution


    Program Description

    • The Master of Science in Information Systems program at Northwestern University is a duration of 1-year.
    • The MSc in Information Systems is a full-time and on-campus program. 
    • The program prepares students to advance their careers in IT management or to move into an IT career and progress to the management level.
      This program offers the following eight areas of specialization:
      • Artificial Intelligence
      • Data Science
      • Database and Internet Technologies
      • Health Informatics
      • Information Systems
      • Information Systems Management
      • Information Systems Security
      • Project Management
    • This program is designed for professionals who seek a hands-on, laboratory-based experience that will broaden and deepen their knowledge of new and emerging IT.
    • The student-faculty ratio of this college is 6:1.
    • The Graduation rate of Northwestern University is 94%.
    • The average salary goes up to 112,210 USD after completing this program.
    • The acceptance rate of Northwestern University is 9%.
    • Northwestern University is ranked #29 in QS Global World Rankings 2021.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type OfferedMaster
    Duration2 years
    Fees$ 53064 for 2 years
    Delivery Typefull time
    Admission Intakefall (Deadline - July 15)
    Admission Intakewinter (Deadline - Oct 15)
    Admission Intakespring (Deadline - Jan 15)
    Admission Intakesummer (Deadline - Apr 15)
    Language ProficiencyIELTS,TOEFL
    ExamsGMAT,GRE
    Program URLhttps://sps.northwestern.edu/masters/information-systems/

    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility: 

    • Students must have a bachelor's degree in a related field received from an institution.
    • Students are expected to have a strong quantitative and IT background before entering the program.
    • Students required to maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA.

    Language Requirments:

    • Students whose official language is not English are required to submit IELTS or TOEFL scores. 
    • Students are required to submit a copy of unofficial GRE or GMAT exam scores.

    International students who currently or will hold a degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction, do not need to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score report


    Required Document List

    The Documents required are:

    • Statement of Purpose: An essay or other written statement written by the student.
    • Resume/CV: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
    • College Transcripts - The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of the previous academic qualifications.
    • Three confidential letters of recommendation: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics, and that references should submit along with the application system.
    • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, GRE or GMAT scores.

    Application Deadline

    Event End Date
    fall Jul 15, 2021
    winter Oct 15, 2021
    spring Jan 15, 2021
    summer Apr 15, 2021

    Scores Required

    7.5 / 9

    Avg. Score in

    IELTS

    95 / 120

    Avg. Score in

    TOEFL

    640 / 800

    Avg. Score in

    GMAT

    315 / 340

    Avg. Score in

    GRE


    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1
    Tuition Fees$53064

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Room and Board$ 22000

    Ranking

    Times Higher Education

    Times Higher Education 2021

    Ranked #37 / 1001

    Engineering [ International ]


    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    Name AmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom Memorial Scholarship$ 1000NoAug 1, 2020
    KC Mahindra Scholarship$ 5542YesMar 31, 2021
    YouAreWelcomeHere ScholarshipsVariableYesAug 1, 2021
    Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship ProgramVariableYesApr 23, 2020

    VISA & Work Study

    VISA

    International students can apply for a visa in the F-1 or J-1 category.

    F1 Visa:

    • International students must maintain full-time student status in order to maintain legal status with the United States government. 
    • It is obtained by presenting the Form I-20 to a US consulate or embassy and submitting an application for an F-1 visa.
    • Students require to show proof of funding for at least the first year of study.
    • Most Northwestern University international students have this visa status.

    J1 Visa:

    • The J-1 eligible students are either part of an established exchange program OR receive at least 50% of their funding from a source other than personal or family funds.
    • The J-1 visa holder is receiving graduate medical education or training.

    Work Study

    On-campus employment is limited to 20-hours per week when a class in session. However, these 20 total hours can be split between different types of employment, if authorized.
    For example, a student working 15 hours per week on an assistantship is eligible for an additional five hours per week of other on- or off-campus employment (off-campus due to economic necessity). Full-time employment is allowed during official school breaks and annual vacation (i.e. summer quarter). Students will need a social security number to work on campus.


    Career and Placement after Course

    After this program, students have job opportunities as:

    • IT Project Manager
    • IT Consultant
    • Chief Technology Officer
    • Chief Information Officer
    • IT Manager
    • Computer Systems Analyst


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