Graduate Study

With distinguished faculty, renowned researcher centers, and state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, graduate education at McCormick is designed to meet the global demand for analytical and innovative problem solvers. Whether you wish to advance your professional and technical education or pursue cutting-edge research, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering can help you achieve your goal.


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

Master of Science (MS) in Materials Science and Engineering

Joint Master of Science (MS) in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Materials Science and Engineering

Programs for MS Students

The concentration in integrated computational materials engineering builds on Northwestern’s unique research and education achievements in computational materials design and the new education infrastructure of our doctoral cluster in predictive science and engineering design.

Learn more about the concentration in integrated computational materials engineering

Programs for PhD Students

PhD students have the option of completing one of two programs: The biotechnology training program or the management for scientists and engineers certificate program.

Learn more about the special programs