Current McCormick graduate students will find helpful information and links in this section.Current McCormick graduate students will find helpful information and links in this section.

Graduate Student Resources

Browse this section to find useful resources for current McCormick graduate students.

You can also browse the current student resources for each academic department to get helpful information related to your major or field.

Prospective graduate students will find helpful information about McCormick’s programs in our Academics section.

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Academic Integrity

McCormick’s position and policies on professional integrity and our academic integrity statement

McCormick Fellowships and Internships

Graduate students at McCormick have a variety of opportunities to fund their studies and sharpen the focus of their research as they work toward a postgraduate degree. Browse fellowships and internships provided through McCormick and external institutions.

Office of Fellowships at Northwestern

This office can help you launch your search for national and international fellowship competitions that meet your educational, intellectual, and personal goals.

Some fellowships provide funding to attend graduate school; others allow you to study or conduct research overseas, enabling you to gain practical experience in your field.

Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy for Master's Students

Federal regulations require recipients of federal financial aid to maintain satisfactory academic progress in their program of study.

It is the university's expectation that all McCormick master’s students make progress toward degree completion. Review of such progress must apply to all terms of enrollment within an academic year, including terms for which no federal financial aid is granted, as explained here.

Students must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress in three fundamental ways:

  1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  2. Complete two-thirds of all credits attempted per academic term if enrolled full-time or one-half of all credits if enrolled half-time
  3. Complete program within a specified period of time

Download the full satisfactory academic progress (SAP) policy for more information on these requirements, as well as suspensions, appeals, and first-time financial aid applications.

Engineering Career Development (ECD)

ECD provides McCormick graduate students with practical support, workshops, advising, and customized resources to meet your career needs and help you connect with potential employers.

Northwestern Career Advancement

Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) offers comprehensive career services to graduate students. Students across all graduate departments are eligible to receive services to address their career planning and job search needs. NCA offers:

  • career counseling and assessment
  • individual job search planning
  • access to multiple job career related resources

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training is required by The Graduate School for all first-year graduate students and consists of two parts:

  • Completion of the GEN_ENG 519 course by the end of the first year of study
  • Completion of the CITI online course by December 1 of the first year of study

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Northwestern’s CAPS office provides counseling to individuals and groups, as well as workshops and outreach programs. CAPS has a team of highly qualified and experienced mental health professionals who are dedicated to helping students work through developmental needs, emotional difficulties, adjustments, and crises.

McCormick Graduate Teaching Committee (MGTC)

The McCormick Graduate Teaching Committee (MGTC) is an informational hub for graduate teaching assistants across all McCormick departments and programs. MGTC is a coalition of professors and graduate students providing a forum for communication and centralized resources for teaching assistants.

Current Student Resources by Department