Self-paced and instructor-led courses in select topics are available through the Center for Public Safety. Review the schedule of upcoming online courses by visiting the CPS program area.
SCS offers online master's degrees and certificate programs covering a range of academic disciplines. Fully accredited, SCS online courses marry the best aspects of online technology with the interactivity of the classroom in a format designed to work with students' busy schedules. Many students question if there is a difference between a degree earned online versus attending class on campus. At Northwestern, students will benefit from participating in a prestigious program with no distinctions made as to whether the degree was an online or on-campus format. Regardless of the method of course delivery, the degrees and curricula are equivalent, classes are taught by outstanding Northwestern faculty and students must meet the same admissions standards. Learn more about SCS's distance learning philosophy.
Online Master's Degrees
Four distinct online master's programs are available through Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies, in cutting-edge disciplines which translate to marketability in the workforce. Tying them all together is a leadership component unique to SCS, which prepares students for top-level positions upon graduation. The asynchronous course model uniquely fits the needs of working adults, allowing students to engage in course work at their convenience so long as all assignments and due dates are met. This pioneering learning method synthesizes readings, videos, case studies and data sets with homework to support mastery of the material. Hardware and software are listed for SCS online master's degree students.
Online Master's Degrees Offered in Partnership
SCS is pleased to support schools across Northwestern University in providing high-level master's degree programs online. Our partnerships help to connect prospective students to specific colleges which offer online programs. Each partnership's degree is conferred by the school listed.
Online Certificate Programs
Beginning in winter 2013, select courses required for post-baccalaureate certificates in accounting will be available online. These courses are also open to non-degree-seeking students-at-large. Choose a program from the list at right to view details about these online accounting courses.
Course content from the four-course Museum Studies professional development certificate program is also available online.
Online Courses Through the Center for Public Safety
Shuck desired a systematic approach to his analytics education. He wanted the value of “a great university like Northwestern,” but needed some flexibility. The fully online format of the predictive analytics program was a perfect fit, and he was pleased to find that it enabled deeper engagement. Read more...
Mike Morotti entered Northwestern’s MS in Medical Informatics program with the idea in mind of having a larger impact on clinical outcomes utilizing cutting edge computer software technology. He entered the program at a time when his company was trying to create a revolutionary application that enabled clinicians to access data, bi-directionally from anywhere, virtually anytime. Read more...
There’s probably nothing SCS administrators would rather hear from a job-seeking graduate than “Exactly what I’ve been wanting to do. Success!” And that’s what the Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) program heard from 2011 graduate Theresa Finney Dumais. Read more...