Graduate study in computer engineering prepares students to take the lead in academia, research, and industry.Graduate study in computer engineering prepares students to take the lead in academia, research, and industry.

Graduate Programs

The Computer Engineering Division within the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering is home to an internationally renowned group of faculty members, state-of-the-art research equipment, and ample resources offered by a great university.

The nature of how our EECS Department is structured and the broad research interests of our faculty members create a learning environment in which students are exposed to interdisciplinarity on a scope and scale that is rare among other programs and departments.


We offer the following graduate degrees in computer engineering through Northwestern University’s Graduate School:

Master of Science (MS) in Computer Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Engineering

We also offer the following affiliated master's degrees through Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering:

Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)

Master of Science in Robotics (MSR)

The Crown Family Graduate Internship Program

PhD candidates may elect to participate in the Crown Family Graduate Internship Program. This opportunity permits the doctoral candidate to gain practical experience in industry or in national research laboratories in areas closely related to his or her research.

This internship can provide significant positive impetus to the thesis effort, and may provide a basis for future employment.

Learn more about this internship program

Student Groups & Organizations

Student groups and organizations provide an important opportunity for undergraduates to develop leadership skills and create opportunities to network with their fellow students, as well as faculty members, staff, and professionals in the field.

See a list of student groups and organizations in the EECS department