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Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition is based on The Graduate School’s Part-Time Tuition Rate which is $7,667 per course for the academic year 2023-2024. 

  • Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety: 9 courses
  • Certificate Program: 5 courses

Internal Reduced Tuition Rates 

Northwestern affiliates eligible for special reduced tuition:


We offer a limited number of scholarship opportunities that will provide 40% of the cost for the first year of the master’s program. We particularly encourage nurses, allied health professionals, and those working with under-served, low-income populations to apply for these highly sought-after scholarships. Scholarships are renewable for the second year of study contingent upon good academic standing. The program scholarship is not valid with other special offerings. 

To apply, applicants must submit a 250-word statement explaining why they should receive a scholarship and send it to  Include your full name and CollegeNET applicant ID on this statement. The scholarship application is due by the application deadline.

NAHQ Partnership

Tuition Discount

National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) members are eligible to receive a tuition discount towards the master's program only, for a maximum of eight qualified students per year. Applicants must submit proof of NAHQ membership in their CollegeNET application as a supplemental document.

NAHQ Membership Discount

Graduates of the master's program can receive a one-time discount of 50 percent off NAHQ membership dues. Please contact the program for more information.