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Northwestern University MS in Biomedical Engineering

39 Master's Degrees Awarded
$63,005 Average Salary

The main focus area for this major is Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering. For more details on this concentration, visit its profile page.

Biomedical Engineering is a major offered under the engineering program of study at Northwestern University. We’ve pulled together some essential information you should know about the master’s degree program in bio engineering, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, and more.

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How Much Does a Master’s in Bio Engineering from Northwestern Cost?

$56,567 Average Tuition and Fees

Northwestern Graduate Tuition and Fees

Part-time graduates at Northwestern paid an average of $6,649 per credit hour in 2019-2020. This tuition was the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. The average full-time tuition and fees for graduate students are shown in the table below.

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

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

$63,005 Average Salary
Below Average Earnings Boost

The median early career salary of bio engineering students who receive their master’s degree from Northwestern is $63,005 per year. That is 7% lower than the national average of $67,875.


Does Northwestern Offer an Online MS in Bio Engineering?

Northwestern does not offer an online option for its bio engineering master’s degree program at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the Northwestern Online Learning page.

Northwestern Master’s Student Diversity for Bio Engineering

39 Master's Degrees Awarded
46.2% Women
28.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2019-2020 academic year, there were 39 master’s degrees in bio engineering handed out to qualified students. The charts and tables below give more information about these students.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Women made up around 46.2% of the bio engineering students who took home a master’s degree in 2019-2020. This is in the same ballpark of the nationwide number of 45.7%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Around 28.2% of bio engineering master’s degree recipients at Northwestern in 2019-2020 were awarded to racial-ethnic minorities*. This is about the same as the nationwide number of 28%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 3
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 12
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

MS in Bio Engineering Focus Areas at Northwestern

Biomedical Engineering students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus Area Annual Graduates
Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering 39

You may also be interested in one of these majors related to biomedical engineering.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Chemical Engineering 9
Civil Engineering 45
Computer Engineering 19
Electrical Engineering 20
Engineering Mechanics 1

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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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