Northwestern University (McCormick)

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2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208

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The application fee is $95 for U.S. residents and $95 for international students. Its tuition is full-time: $45,120 per year and part-time: $5,352 per credit. The 2013 Ph.D. student-faculty ratio is 4.5:1. The Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University has 188 full-time faculty on staff.

The McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University budgets $1.5 billion each year for research efforts. That money is put to good use at the more than two dozen research institutes and centers housed at the school’s campus in Evanston, Ill. Research focuses at McCormick include biotechnology, information technology, nanotechnology, and service and infrastructure technologies.

Graduate students at McCormick can choose from 15 full-time master’s degree programs offered across the school’s eight departments, including biotechnology, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, and engineering design and innovation. The school also offers four part-time master’s programs: engineering management, information technology, product design and development, and project management.

Part-time students in the IT program meet every Saturday, while those in the project management program attend late-afternoon and evening courses. Classes for the part-time design and development program meet once a week, alternating Fridays or Saturdays, and the engineering management track meets weeknights in either Evanston or Bensenville, a suburb of Chicago.

Students can also carve out time outside of the classroom and research labs to bike along Lake Michigan, take the El to downtown Chicago, or dig their toes into the sand at the on-campus beach, weather permitting.

Notable graduates from Northwestern’s McCormick School include Deepak Ahuja, CFO for electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors; Virginia “Ginni” Rometty, CEO of IBM; and Daryl Morey, general manager of the NBA’s Houston Rockets.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) N/A
Application fee (U.S. residents) $95
Application deadline (international students) N/A
Application fee (international students) $95


Full-time faculty (tenured or tenure-track) 188
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 4.5:1

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 1,521
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full-time: $45,120 per year
part-time: $5,352 per credit

Required fees $330 per year

* Engineering School Overview details based on 2013 data

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