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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Center for Education in Health Sciences
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Tuition & Financial Aid

 Tuition Rates

Tuition is billed quarterly at The Graduate School’s part-time or full-time rate. Tuition for full-time enrollment (3-4 courses) is $19,343 per quarter. Tuition for part-time enrollment (0.5-2.5 courses) is $6,882 per course unit. 

The Master of Science in Health Services and Outcomes Research (HSOR) requires 10 course credits. It can be completed in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study. Tuition for the full-time, one-year master of science is approximately $68,820; part-time is $70,884. 

Each graduate certificate in HSOR is comprised of 4.5 course credits. Certificates are part-time and self-paced. Total tuition for a certificate is approximately $30,969. 

Students are required to have a laptop computer to connect to class remotely, complete assignments and participate in software labs. Required textbooks and software cost approximately $350 to $450.

Internal Reduced Tuition Rates 

Northwestern-affiliated medical undergraduates, residents and fellows are eligible for special reduced tuition through the Feinberg School of Medicine. Faculty and staff at Northwestern University have access to reduced Northwestern tuition through their employee benefits. The table below presents estimated total tuition for benefit-eligible students starting the program in 2020.   

Northwestern-affiliated Residents and Fellows

  • Master of science (completed in one or two years): $32,000
  • Graduate certificate: $14,400
  • Non-degree coursework: $3,200 per course

Feinberg Medical Students

  • Master of science (completed in one year): $36,900 

Northwestern Employee Reduced Tuition (up to $12,000 per year for full-time, benefits-eligible employees)

  • Master of science (completed in two years): $31,321
  • Master of science (completed in three years): $19,321
  • Graduate certificate: $5,920

Northwestern Employee Enhanced Reduced Tuition (more than 3 years of service and annual salary less than $100,000)

  • Master of science (completed in two years):$6,732
  • Graduate certificate: $2,992

Contact the program for quarterly billing details for the totals listed above.

 Financial Aid

Students in the HSOR program finance their education in a variety of ways. Funding can come from education and training grants, institutional or departmental sponsorship, fellowships, scholarships or loans. Most students rely on a combination of two or more funding sources.


Each year the program awards several scholarships of up to $18,000 to admitted master's students from outside Northwestern. Average awards are between $10,000-$15,000. All external applicants are automatically considered for a scholarship during review of their application and will be notified of any award in their letter of admission.

 Travel Stipends

The program provides a travel stipend of up to $750 per trip to campus (up to $3,000 per year) to students who will travel from outside of Chicago for the quarterly on campus sessions. The stipend is available to both master's degree and certificate students.

Contact Us

Program Coordinator

Oriana Dentici
633 N. Saint Clair St., 20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Program Assistant

Ryan Splitt
633 N. Saint Clair St., 20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

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