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Cost of Attendance
Tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year is set at $14,292 per quarter for the full-time program. Tuition for the part-time program is based upon a per course rate of $4,022 per unit (20.5 units required for graduation). The program does not offer research or teaching assistantships. However, the MBP offers a limited number of scholarships of up to $10,000 ($2,000 per quarter for 5 quarters) to domestic students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) accepted into the program. Early application is advised; scholarships will be awarded beginning in February 2015. MBP students may also defray tuition costs with the paid industrial internship.
The MBP awards four $20,000 merit scholarships ($4,000 per quarter for 5 quarters) to outstanding domestic and international students. To be eligible, students must have an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5/4.0, a minimum verbal GRE score of 70 percent or better, and a quantitative GRE score of 90 percent or better. Other criteria including undergraduate program ranking, class rank, leadership, and research experience will also be considered in the selection process. Early application is advised; scholarships will be awarded beginning in February 2015.
Estimated Costs of Living in Evanston and Chicago
The cost of living can vary greatly from neighborhood to neighborhood; if you'd like to learn more about the projected cost of living for M.S. in Biotechnology students please email us at MBP@northwestern.edu.