Northwestern University

15 months
37488 USD/year
37488 USD/year
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The Analytics program at Northwestern University teaches students the skills that drive business success in today’s hyper-competitive, data-driven world.


The Analytics program at Northwestern University is housed within the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, a top 5 department in the nation, and McCormick School of Engineering. Our full-time, 15-month, professional master's degree immerses students in a comprehensive and applied curriculum exploring the underlying data engineering, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and business of analytics. Supplemented by an internship and industry-supplied projects, graduates will be exceptionally well equipped to harness and communicate the full value of data to the organizations they serve.

Upon graduation, our students will have acquired the necessary skills to:

  • Identify and assess the opportunities, needs, and constraints of data usage within an organizational context.
  • Integrate data engineering and data science to maximize the value of data.
  • Develop and deploy machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions to advance the goals and needs of the client
  • Design innovative and creative data analytics solutions.
  • Communicate clearly and persuasively to a variety of audiences.
  • Lead analytics teams and projects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Industry Practicum
  • Everything Starts with Data
  • Introduction to Databases & Information Retrieval
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Introduction to Java & Python Programming
  • Industry Practicum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement (see word limit in application)
  • Unofficial Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate education attempted; minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average on 4.0 scale for undergraduate degree
  • Unofficial GRE or GMAT score report
  • Unofficial TOEFL or IELTS score report for International candidates who will/do not hold a degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction
  • Resume or CV (no page limit)
  • Candidate video (optional)
  • Supplementary materials (optional), such as certificates or course descriptions

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37488 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18744 USD per semester and a duration of 15 months.
  • National

    37488 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18744 USD per semester and a duration of 15 months.
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