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Department of Mechanical Engineering McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science Northwestern University

  • Evanston, IL
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 14%86%
    student ratio
  • 144
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • December 31
    fall application deadline
  • 16%
    acceptance rate
  • 2 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Mechanical Engineering Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 29
    • Doctoral Degrees 14
    • 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
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

16% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 556
    • Accepted 94
    • Acceptance Rate 16
    • Enrolled 36
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $95
    • Application Fee - International $95
    • 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 Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported 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 score 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 institution 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 institution 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 Students144
    • Female Percentage14%
    • Male Percentage86%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students144
    • Part-time Percentage3%
    • Full-time Percentage97%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino3%
    • Black / African American3%
    • White / Caucasian59%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian18%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races5%
    • Unknown12%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty21
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage24%
    • Male Percentage76%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchMEMS/nanotechnology, robotics, virtual design and manufacturing, tribology, microfluidics, computational solid and fluid mechanics, composite materials, nondestructive materials characterization and structural reliability, neuromechanics, biomimetics
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$7,868,356

Location & Contact

Department of Mechanical Engineering

McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Northwestern University

2145 Sheridan Road B-224
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

Dr. Kevin Lynch

Chair

Phone: 847-467-5451
Fax: 847-491-3915
Email: kmlynch@northwestern.edu

Dr. Wei Chen

Director of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 847-467-7019
Fax: 847-491-3915
Email: weichen@northwestern.edu



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