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Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science Northwestern University

  • Evanston, IL
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 15%85%
    student ratio
  • 282
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • December 31
    fall application deadline
  • 11%
    acceptance rate
  • 3 Degrees
    degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Electrical Engineering And Computer Science Master of Science (MS)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Information Technology Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 51
    • Doctoral Degrees 28
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Required for some and optional
    • Doctoral Degrees Required and Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

11% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 1,513
    • Accepted 181
    • Acceptance Rate 11
    • Enrolled 79
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline December 31st December 31st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline November 15th November 1st Not Reported
    • Spring deadline February 15th February 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL (minimum score 577 paper-based; 90 iBT) or IELTS of 7.0

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJanuary 15
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students282
    • Female Percentage15%
    • Male Percentage85%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students282
    • Part-time Percentage11%
    • Full-time Percentage89%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino8%
    • Black / African American1%
    • White / Caucasian66%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian10%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown15%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty50
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage8%
    • Male Percentage92%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchSolid state and photonics; computing, algorithms, and applications; computer engineering and systems; cognitive systems; graphics and interactive media; signals and systems
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$14,723,316

Location & Contact

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Northwestern University

2145 Sheridan Road L-356
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

Dr. Alan Sahakian

Chair

Phone: 847-491-7007
Fax: 847-491-4455
Email: sahakian@ece.northwestern.edu

Dr. Chris Riesbeck

Director of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 847-491-7279
Fax: 847-491-4455
Email: c-riesbeck@northwestern.edu



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