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Northwestern University Online Learning

Online courses are an excellent option for busy students, and some - especially older students and those who work full-time - may even wish to get their entire degree online. Keep reading to find out more about your online learning opportunities at Northwestern University.

On this page you will find:

Online Master’s Degrees at Northwestern

4 Online Master's Programs
479 Online Master's Degrees
You can get an online master's degree in 4 different fields at Northwestern. The following table shows which subject areas are offered online and the number of recent graduates in each one.

Online Master’s Degree Number of Grads
Information Science 73
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 323
Medical Illustration & Informatics 34
Public Administration 49

How Many Students Participate in Online Learning at Northwestern?

654 Graduate Students
In the 2017-2018 academic year, 654 students took at least one online class at Northwestern University. All of these students were enrolled in a graduate program.


All Online Students at Northwestern

654 Took At Least One Online Class
654 Took All Classes Online
74.16% Out of State Students
Of the 22,127 students at Northwestern University, 2.96% (654) took at least one class online. About 2.96% (654) took all of their courses online. Those students who took classes exclusively online were from the following places:


The table below shows the total number of online students at Northwestern University for the last five years.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 654 654
2016-2017 1,281 1,281
2015-2016 1,387 1,387
2014-2015 1,628 1,628
2013-2014 1,615 1,615

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