Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Education in Health Sciences

Funding Opportunities:

Master's Program Scholarship

We offer scholarship opportunities that will provide 50% of the tuition costs for the first year of the Master's Program. Scholarships are renewable for the second year of study contingent upon good academic standing. The program scholarship is not valid with other special offerings. 


- Clinicians serving under-served, low income patients
- Nurses
- Allied health professionals
- Those currently in residency and fellowship training outside of Feinberg School of Medicine


- Submit a 250-word statement explaining why you should receive a scholarship to
- Include your full name and your CollegeNET applicant ID on this statement. 
- Scholarship application is due by the Application deadline.

Northwestern University Affiliate

Northwestern Fellows

Physicians in fellowship training at Northwestern have a set tuition rate of $3,200 per course.

Northwestern Employees

NU Employee Reduced Tuition - This benefit covers 90% of tuition up to $12,000 per calendar year. Total maximum of all benefits is $12,000/calendar year, whereby any amount over $5,250 is considered taxable income. To be eligible, participants must be full-time, benefits-eligible faculty and staff at the University. No service years are required. 

NU Enhanced Employee Reduced Tuition - This benefit covers 90% of tuition with no annual limit, whereby any amount over $5,250 is considered taxable income. To be eligible, participants must:

1. Be an active full-time, benefits-eligible employee AND
2. Have completed at least 3 years of full-time, benefits-eligible service prior to the beginning of the term AND
3. Be earning less than $100,000 gross annually

Financial Aid

Although the Graduate Programs in Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety is affiliated with the Feinberg School of Medicine, the Programs are housed within The Graduate School. For applicants interested in federal or private loans, please contact the Evanston Office of Graduate Financial Aid at (847) 491-8950 or for more information.


Tuition Discount

National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) members will receive a 25% tuition discount for credits toward the Master's Program only, for a maximum of eight qualified students per fiscal year. Applicants must submit proof of NAHQ membership in their CollegeNET application as a supplemental document. 

Membership Discount

Graduates and current students of the Master's Program can receive a one-time membership discount of 50% from NAHQ. Please contact the program for more information. 

Transferable Credit

Applicants of the Master's Program who have successfully completed the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) will receive 1 transferable, graduate-level elective credit towards the Master of Science in Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety. To receive this credit, applicants must submit their CPHQ Certificate in their CollegeNET application as a supplemental document.

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Application Deadlines

apply for summer 2018

Final Admission: April 29, 2018

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