Northwestern University is an institution of higher learning founded in 1851 primarily to serve the area of the Northwest Territory. It has three (3) campuses at present, one in Evanston, and another in Chicago plus its campus in Doha, Qatar. The university is comprised of the Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Education and Social Policy, the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Graduate School, Medill School of Journalism, School of Law, J.K. Kellogg School of Management, the Feinberg School of Medicine, the Henry and Leigh Blenen School of Music and the School of Continuing Studies which handles the university’s online programs.
Online programs consist of Master’s Degree in Information Systems, Medical Informatics as well as Public Policy and Administration. Online courses offered include Crash Investigation, Introduction to Police Supervision and Senior Management Leadership Programs, with tuition fee ranging from $ 100.00 to $ 975.00. Course lengths vary, but may be as short as a half day to about 12 weeks. There are at least 3 self-paced online courses available. Tuition cost for online programs is $ 1,430.00 per unit.
Northwestern University consistently ranks among the best undergraduate programs as determined by the U.S. News and World Report. Its graduate programs in business, law and medicine enjoy high ranking as well. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and The Higher Learning Commission.
Various financial aid options are offered and are usually given in a combination of scholarships, loans, grants and part-time work. At the graduate level however, most students either receive full funding or are eligible for scholarships. Complete information about admissions requirements may be obtained from the Admissions Office. Registration for online courses can be done online, through phone, fax or mail.