The McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science is committed to training whole-brain™ engineers who can address the most pressing problems facing society today. Graduate study at McCormick prepares students to take the lead in this fast-changing world.
Prepare for Your Career
- Conduct research at the boundaries of disciplines and make fundamental contributions to your field.
- Prepare for a career in academia.
- Position yourself for a hands-on leadership role in the engineering workforce.
Discover Opportunities for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
McCormick is at the center of a dynamic ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation, in which students and faculty continually seek opportunities to learn about and develop new technologies and business enterprises.
McCormick’s entrepreneurship resources include:
- The Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation – a hub of Northwestern’s entrepreneurship community provides resources including incubators, mentorships, seminars, and the ongoing development of new, interdisciplinary curricula.
- NUvention courses – expose students to the entire innovation and entrepreneurial life cycle and teach how innovations can become a viable business in the real world. NUvention joins students from schools across Northwestern in interdisciplinary teams designed for impact.
- The Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO) – advises faculty and students on the development of research with commercial potential and provides seminars and educational programs on entrepreneurship and innovation, including the Innovation to Commercialization (I2C) Fellowship Program.
Be Part of an Active Community
Join a thriving community of students, faculty and staff eager to take leadership roles and gain experience both in and out of the classroom.
- The McCormick Graduate Leadership Council (MGLC) helps build graduate student community within McCormick by organizing social, academic, and professional activities and facilitating communication between graduate students and the dean’s office.
- Students also participate in Northwestern’s Graduate Student Association or in one of several department-centered student groups.
Develop Your Leadership and Business Skills
In addition to faculty support through our degree programs, McCormick offers several resources to help develop your professional skills:
- McCormick Office of Career Development
- Northwestern University Center for Leadership
- Management for Scientists and Engineers Certificate Program
Make Your Education Interdisciplinary
Several graduate programs combine curricula and research from multiple departments and disciplines, including the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and the Feinberg School of Medicine. In addition, graduate students regularly work with institutions around Chicago and other universities.
Conduct Groundbreaking Research
Far beyond simply understanding existing knowledge, researchers at McCormick are focused on discovering new knowledge and technologies, often through interdisciplinary research. This has led to active collaborations both inside and outside Northwestern, from the Feinberg School of Medicine to Argonne National Laboratory.
With growing support from both government sources and corporations, researchers at Northwestern have built dynamic, interdisciplinary networks as they collaborate with more than 20 outside departments at Northwestern and with dozens of universities and research centers worldwide.