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Cost of Attendance


Tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year is set at $13,998 per quarter for the full-time program. Tuition for the part-time program is based upon a per course rate of $3,939 per unit (20 units required for graduation). Please note that tuition is not charged for the industrial internship. Income earned during the internship can be used to offset tuition expenses.


The program does not offer fellowships or assistantships (teaching or research); however a limited number of merit scholarships are offered each year. MBP students may also defray tuition costs with the paid industrial internship. The majority of students pay for tuition via student loans.



Merit Scholarship

The MBP awards four $20,000 merit scholarships ($4,000 per quarter for 5 quarters) for 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, and research experience will also be considered in the selection process. Early application is advised; scholarships will be offered beginning in February 2015.


At least 2 travel grants will be awarded each year to students completing an unpaid Sustainability and Global Health Biotechnologies internship. These grants can cover travel and room and board expenses.



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.