Thank you for your interest in the Master of Science in Executive Management for Design and Construction (EMDC) program. Below you will find information about application deadlines and how to apply.


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Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the EMDC program should have:

  • Eight or more years of progressive experience
  • An undergraduate degree in engineering, architecture, or a discipline consistent with program objectives
  • Evidence that he or she is likely to achieve at least a B-level grade point average at Northwestern University
  • Evidence of professional maturity

Individuals with quantitatively based degrees and/or appropriate work experience will be given serious consideration, and a B-level or higher grade point average at a comparable academic institution is the desired criterion for predicting academic success in the program.

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Application Materials

Applications will not be processed until they are complete; a complete application consists of:

  • An online application for admission to the Executive Management for Design and Construction program
  • An application fee of $50
  • A copy of the applicant's resumé
  • Official transcripts (unofficial copies may be accepted temporarily for expediency) from each college or university attended
  • Two letters of recommendation from people who are able to evaluate your professional experience and your capacity for independent academic work.

A decision on admissibility will usually be made within a week or two after your file is complete.

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Application Deadlines

Application Period Application Deadline Decision Date

Fall Quarter

August 15

September 6

Winter Quarter

November 15

November 30

Spring Quarter

February 15

February 31

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Questions About Admissions

For further information regarding this program, please contact Professor Raymond J. Krizek at