McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University

Undergraduate and Graduate Study at McCormick

  • State-of-the-art Resources - From world-class research centers to Argonne National Laboratory, our students work in facilities that expand the frontiers of engineering.

    State-of-the-art Resources

    Working in world-class research centers and labs, our students expand engineering frontiers.

  • Supportive Environment - Northwestern's tight-knit community is the perfect environment to develop your strengths and discover your passions.

    Supportive Environment

    Northwestern's tight-knit community enables you to develop your strengths and discover your passions.

  • Collaborative Research - Undergraduate students play a vital role in the groundbreaking research conducted in Northwestern labs.

    Collaborative Research

    Undergraduate students play a vital role in groundbreaking research conducted in Northwestern labs.

  • Hands-on Coursework - At McCormick, students put their growing skills to work by addressing challenges for real clients.

    Hands-on Coursework

    At McCormick, students put their growing skills to work by addressing challenges for real clients.


Welcome to the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University. 

Why McCormick?

McCormick students don't just become the engineers of tomorrow; they become the leaders of tomorrow. That's because our focus on whole-brain engineering™ makes creativity, innovation, and teamwork just as important as mastering skills. Inside and outside the classroom, our 1,500 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students have access to some of the most advanced facilities and research centers in the nation — and to 200 of the greatest minds in their fields. Be they inventors, businesspeople, or members of prestigious national academies, McCormick faculty work side by side with students to mold them into well-rounded engineers and people.

Undergraduate Study 

Undergraduates start with Engineering First®, an innovative curriculum that gives students a solid preparation in math, science, and engineering basics while providing hands-on experience working with real clients to solve authentic problems.

Apply now for undergraduate study at McCormick.


Bachelor's Degree / Special Programs

McCormick offers a wide variety of degree options and special programs. Undergraduates can pursue one of several BS degrees, enroll in our Honors Program, or pursue a bachelor's and master’s degree simultaneously through our BS / MS Program. Many undergraduates also take part in one of Northwestern’s certificate programs, adding value to their degrees and broadening the scope of their knowledge.

Learn more about undergraduate programs at the McCormick School of Engineering.

Admissions

Visit the Northwestern Undergraduate Admissions website for further information about applying to Northwestern.




Graduate Study

The McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science’s world-renowned graduate programs provide a supportive environment for cross-departmental research. McCormick students enjoy a large graduate student community across Northwestern’s campus.

To learn more, download our graduate e-brochure.

Download the graduate ebrochure


Master’s and PhD Programs

Graduate students may earn their PhD from one of McCormick's eight academic departments. Students can also earn a master’s degree on a full-time or part-time basis, choosing from a departmental master's or one of our professional master's programs designed for people already at work in their fields. In addition, several interdepartmental and specialized degrees are available to graduate students.

Learn more about master’s and PhD programs at the McCormick School of Engineering.

Admissions

The admission requirements for graduate students at McCormick vary by department and whether the student is applying for a master’s or PhD degree. Explore each department’s website for their particular application requirements or contact Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies Bruce Lindvall with any questions. You can email Dean Lindvall or call him at 847-491-4547.


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