Tuition + Financial Aid


2018-19 Year*
Full-time total cost-to-degree = $64,328
This amount is divided equally across all four quarters and includes the major costs of all industry immersion trips completed during the program.

Per unit tuition (for part-time students) = $5,737

*Tuition is set during the summer for the subsequent academic year. Tuition increases will be posted as soon as they are finalized. More information on tuition can be found on the Student Financial Services site.

Note: The MSLCE program reserves the right to make changes affecting the policies, fees, curricula, or any other matters referenced on this site.

Financial Aid

Program-based Funding
The program offers merit-based scholarships to qualified applicants from the United States and Canada. If the applicant is selected for a scholarship, it will be included in the admission offer letter. Scholarships are not currently available for international applicants.

University-based Funding
The Northwestern Office of Fellowships lists fellowships for both domestic and international students that have previously been awarded to Northwestern students. They also provide a list of Databases and Resources that students may also find helpful when looking for further funding opportunities. Students interested in graduate student loans may contact the Evanston Graduate Financial Aid Office for information.

Note: The MSLCE program is administered under the School of Communication and is not affiliated with The Graduate School. Please do not contact TGS regarding financial aid.