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Application Process

Due date for Thesis-based MS degree

Applications are due February 15th each year for the following fall. Apply here.

Entrance Requirements

The following minimum coursework requirements must be met prior to enrollment in the program: 

Scholastic Record (Test Scores and GPA)

The PBC Program looks for appropriate preparation for advanced study. The following are suggested minimum scores, and are not absolutely required. All aspects of the application are considered:

For more information on the application process, please see The Graduate School website.

The Application Process

Apply online. For more information on the application process, please see The Graduate School website.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Information regarding tuition rates and fees can be found by visiting The Graduate School Tuition web page.

All students are considered for tuition fellowships. Most MS thesis students receive scholarships covering 65% of tuition. Additionally, while it isn’t guaranteed, most students interested in part time employment are able to find opportunities at the Chicago Botanic Garden or Northwestern University to supplement their income.

Students who are interested in applying for student loans to supplement any financial awards made by Northwestern are advised to visit The Graduate School's information on student loans.

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