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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Update: As of September 1, 2022, the Full-Time Fall 2023 MEM Application is now open. Part-Time MEM Applications for Winter 2023 and beyond are now open.

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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
  • 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 academic or work performance as well as leadership potential
  • 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.)
  • GMAT or GRE scores (optional, but strongly encouraged if GPA is below 3.2 and/or work experience including internships is less than 3 years)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for all international applicants, except those whose undergraduate degree was received from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction.

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 (optional for all applicants)
  4. Submit your TOEFL/IELTS scores if you are an international applicant where English is not your primary language of instruction
  5. Pay the $50 application fee

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Application Deadlines

Please view the following tables to see admissions deadlines for both full-time and part-time students.  To be considered for review, an application must be submitted and completed with all the required test scores, essays, application fees, and letters of recommendation by the associated deadline.

Full-Time Admissions Deadlines

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

*Round 1 waitlist candidates will be notified by April 15 regarding their admission decision.

Part-Time Admissions Deadlines

Quarter Applications Due Decisions Sent Reply Required
Fall No later than August 1 (Priority: May 1*) Within 2 weeks of submission Within 1 week of decision
Winter November 15 November 22
November 29
Spring February 15 February 22
March 1
Summer May 1 May 8
May 15

*If admitted, applicants that apply by the priority Fall deadline are able to take the free, online pre-requisite summer statistics course

 

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Submitting Supplementary Materials

Relevant supplementary materials can be uploaded to the online application system. Questions regarding these supplementary materials can 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.