Graduate work prepares students for impactful careers in research, academia, or industry.Graduate work prepares students for impactful careers in research, academia, or industry.
Research at McCormick is collaborative, often conducted at the intersection of disciplines, with the help of students.Research at McCormick is collaborative, often conducted at the intersection of disciplines, with the help of students.
Good ideas require good communication. Undergraduates work in teams to design solutions for real clients and present their ideas.Good ideas require good communication. Undergraduates work in teams to design solutions for real clients and present their ideas.
Synthesizing both "right-brain" and "left-brain" thinking, whole-brain engineers use creative and analytical skills to solve complex problems.Synthesizing both "right-brain" and "left-brain" thinking, whole-brain engineers use creative and analytical skills to solve complex problems.

Academics

Students thrive at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering, gaining the skills and experience they need to become whole-brain engineers™ prepared to take on the most pressing challenges of tomorrow.

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, McCormick provides you with the interdisciplinary programs and innovative curricula that ensure you’ll be prepared to lead in your chosen field.

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Undergraduate Study

From the very start of your freshman year, you will experience firsthand what it means to think and work like an engineer. You’ll work with actual clients, solve complex problems, and make a positive impact on another person’s life through McCormick’s innovative Engineering First® curriculum.

From there you can choose from McCormick’s diverse areas of undergraduate study and wide selection of bachelor’s and combined degree programs that let you immerse yourself in collaborative, interdisciplinary study as you learn from leaders in your chosen field. The Social Science/Humanities Theme Requirement provides an opportunity to learn from leaders from across the university and helps round out your McCormick education.

Regardless of the program you choose, our knowledgeable and approachable faculty, exceptional facilities, and well-rounded curriculum provide an undergraduate experience that leaves students suited for success in any field.

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graduate Study

Graduate work at McCormick can be a doorway to a new chapter in your life. The possibilities are limitless:

  • Conduct groundbreaking research
  • Prepare for a career in academia
  • Position yourself for a hands-on leadership role in the engineering workforce

Whether you choose to pursue a PhD, a part-time master’s degree, or a full-time master’s degree, McCormick will ensure that you emerge prepared for a lifetime of impact.

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