248
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Materials science and engineering
Master of Science (MS) Materials science and engineering
(Certificate) Integrated computational materials engineering

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 9
Doctoral Degrees 33

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
Thesis Optional
Oral thesis defense
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral defense of dissertation, preliminary evaluation, qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

774
Applied
174
Accepted
70
Enrolled
22%

Applying

95
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th 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 December 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

248
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
94%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.65%
Black or African American 1.21%
White or Caucasian 30%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 10.48%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.23%
Unknown 2.02%

Gender

Male (68%)
Female (31%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time (25)
Part-time (0)
Male (22)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Art conservation science; biomaterials; ceramics; composites; energy; magnetic materials; materials for electronics and photonics; materials synthesis and processing; materials theory, computation, and design; metals; nanomaterials; polymers, self-assembly, and surfaces and interfaces
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
29,530,157

Location & Contact

Address 2220 Campus Drive
Room 2036
Evanston, IL  60208
United States
Contact Dr. Michael Bedzyk
Chair
Email: bedzyk@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3570
Fax: 847-491-7820