394
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Northwestern University / Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is located in Evanston, IL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Electrical engineering
Master of Science (MS) Computer science
Master of Science (MS) Computer engineering
Master of Science (MS) Electrical engineering
Master of Science (MS) Information technology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Computer engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Computer science

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 134
Doctoral Degrees 19

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 Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,338
Applied
386
Accepted
150
Enrolled
17%

Applying

95
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 31st December 31st No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 577
TOEFL IBT score: 90
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

394
Total Graduate Students
17%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
82%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.52%
Black or African American 0.51%
White or Caucasian 13%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.54%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0.76%
Unknown 0.76%

Gender

Male (76%)
Female (23%)

Faculty

53
Total faculty
Full-time (53)
Part-time (0)
Male (48)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Solid 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:
14,744,620

Location & Contact

Address 2145 Sheridan Road
L-356
Evanston, IL  60208
United States
Contact Dr. Alan Sahakian
Chair
Email: sahakian@ece.northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-7007
Fax: 847-491-4455