Admissions

The admissions committee consists of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences faculty who are responsible for all admission decisions into the Master of Engineering Management program. They are looking for a diverse class of high-achieving individuals interested in advancing their careers in technical management.

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Requirements

The following is a comprehensive list of all the admissions requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or STEM discipline.
  • 3.0 Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale in undergraduate work
  • GMAT or GRE scores required (waived for those with three or more years of technical work experience)
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate education attempted
  • $50 application fee payable in US funds
  • Three letters of recommendation that attest to the candidate's work performance and management potential. At least two should be business related (not academic such as a professor) and one must be a current supervisor
  • Personal statement that is part of the online application
  • Calculus based statistics course (Note: Incoming students will be required to complete a summer MEM online statistics course to meet this requirement.  This course is free to MEM students.)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for all international applicants whose undergraduate training, in whole or in part, was taken at an institution in a country where English is not the native language

Please review our application materials page and review our frequently asked questions for more information on required documents.

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HOW TO APPLY

Please use the following instructions to apply for the Master of Engineering Management program:

  1. Request more information about our program
  2. Complete all aspects of the online application
  3. Submit your GRE/GMAT scores (waived for those with three or more years of technical work experience)
  4. Submit your TOEFL/IELTS scores if you are an international applicant where English is not your primary language.
  5. Pay the $50 application fee.

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Application Deadlines

Please view the following tables to see admissions deadlines for both part-time and full-time students.

Part-Time Admissions Deadline

Quarter Applications Due Decisions Sent
Fall August 1 Within 3 weeks of submission
Winter November 15 Within 3 weeks of submission
Spring February 15 Within 3 weeks of submission
Summer May 1 Within 3 weeks of submission

Full-Time Admissions Deadline

Round Applications Due Decisions Sent Reply Required
Round 1* January 15 March 15 April 15
Round 2 March 15 May 1 June 1
Round 3 After March 15, reviewed only if space is available.  All attempts will be made to inform you of a decision by June 1.

*Round 1 waitlist candidates will be notified by May 1 regarding their admission decision.

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Submitting SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS

Supplementary materials can be uploaded to the online application system. They may also be emailed to mem@northwestern.edu.

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Questions on How to Apply

If you have any questions concerning our application requirements or process, please visit our frequently asked questions page.