Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies


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About Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies

Northwestern University is the institution of choice for students seeking world-class education at an internationally-known research university. As a top-tier institution, Northwestern has been among the top schools listed as "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report.

Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies offers working professionals an opportunity to further their graduate educational goals by offering professional online master's and certificate programs in a wide variety of areas.

One of the 12 colleges and schools of Northwestern University, SCS and adult learning have been a core part of Northwestern’s mission for more than 75 years. SCS is enmeshed in many parts of the University — sharing faculty members, creating innovative programs and setting the standard for higher education for adults. SCS students become part of a university ranked 12th among the nation’s best universities by U.S. News and World Report with top medical, law and business schools, and a faculty that has made pioneering contributions to materials science, nanotechnology, economics, African studies and more.    

The mission of Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies (SCS) is to be the lifelong partner of adult learners who seek a superior educational experience at Northwestern University. SCS strives to be a national leader in continuing education by providing accessibility to learning and exceptional teaching to nontraditional students whose professional and personal obligations affect when and where they may achieve their educational goals. It is through academic excellence and the creation of diverse educational pathways that SCS serves the lifelong learning needs of its students.

SCS is a member of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA).

Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies (SCS) students are part of a unique and distinguished university community. 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.


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