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Northwestern University MS in Information Science

76 Master's Degrees Awarded
$105,678 Average Salary
YES Online Classes

The main focus area for this major is General Information Science. For more details on this concentration, visit its profile page.

Information Science is a major offered under the computer and information sciences program of study at Northwestern University. Here, you’ll find out more about the major master’s degree program in IS, including such details as the number of graduates, diversity of students, and more.

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How Much Does a Master’s in IS 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. The following table shows the average full-time tuition and fees for graduate student.

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How Much Can You Make With a MS in IS From Northwestern?

$105,678 Average Salary
High Earnings Boost

IS who receive their master’s degree from Northwestern make an average of $105,678 a year during the early days of their career. That is 42% higher than the national average of $74,358.


Does Northwestern Offer an Online MS in IS?

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 IS 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 IS

76 Master's Degrees Awarded
27.6% Women
31.6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2019-2020 academic year, there were 76 master’s degrees in IS handed out to qualified students. The charts and tables below give more information about these students.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Of the students who received their master’s degree in IS in 2019-2020, 27.6% of them were women. This is less than the nationwide number of 45.0%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Of those graduates who received a master’s degree in IS at Northwestern in 2019-2020, 31.6% were racial-ethnic minorities*. This is higher than the nationwide number of 25%.

Race/EthnicityNumber of Students
Black or African American8
Hispanic or Latino1
Native American or Alaska Native0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander0
International Students15
Other Races/Ethnicities5

MS in IS Focus Areas at Northwestern

Information Science students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus AreaAnnual Graduates
General Information Science76

You may also be interested in one of these majors related to information science.

Related MajorAnnual Graduates
Computer Information Systems13
Computer Science78

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*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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