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Northwestern University MS in Computer & Information Sciences

167 Master's Degrees Awarded
YES Online Classes

Computer & Information Sciences is a program of study at Northwestern University. The school offers a master’s degree in the area. We’ve pulled together some essential information you should know about the master’s degree program in computer and information sciences, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, whether or not the degree is offered online, and more.

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How Much Does a Master’s in Computer & Information Sciences from Northwestern Cost?

$56,567 Average Tuition and Fees

Northwestern Graduate Tuition and Fees

During the 2019-2020 academic year, part-time graduate students at Northwestern paid an average of $0 per credit hour. No discount was available for in-state students. Information about average full-time graduate student tuition and fees is shown in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $56,067 $56,067
Fees $500 $500

Does Northwestern Offer an Online MS in Computer & Information Sciences?

If you’re one of the many students who want the flexibility of distance learning courses, you’ll be happy to hear that Northwestern offers online option in its computer and information sciences master’s degree program. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the Northwestern Online Learning page.

Northwestern Master’s Student Diversity for Computer & Information Sciences

167 Master's Degrees Awarded
25.1% Women
29.9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There were 167 master’s degrees in computer and information sciences awarded during the 2019-2020 academic year. Information about those students is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Women made up around 25.1% of the computer and information sciences students who took home a master’s degree in 2019-2020. This is less than the nationwide number of 33.2%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Racial-ethnic minority graduates* made up 29.9% of the computer and information sciences master’s degrees at Northwestern in 2019-2020. This is higher than the nationwide number of 19%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 34
Black or African American 10
Hispanic or Latino 3
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 53
International Students 61
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

MS in Computer & Information Sciences Focus Areas at Northwestern

Computer & Information Sciences students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus Area Annual Graduates
Computer Information Systems 13
Information Science 76
Computer Science 78


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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