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Northwestern University PhD in Engineering

129 Doctor's Degrees Awarded

Engineering is a program of study at Northwestern University. The school offers a doctor’s degree in the area. We’ve pulled together some essential information you should know about the doctor’s degree program in engineering, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, whether or not the degree is offered online, and more.

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How Much Does a Doctorate in Engineering from Northwestern Cost?

$56,567 Average Tuition and Fees

Northwestern Graduate Tuition and Fees

Part-time graduates at Northwestern paid an average of $6,649 per credit hour in 2019-2020. This tuition was the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. The average full-time tuition and fees for graduate students are shown in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $56,067 $56,067
Fees $500 $500

Does Northwestern Offer an Online PhD in Engineering?

Online degrees for the Northwestern engineering doctor’s degree program are not available at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the Northwestern Online Learning page.

Northwestern Doctorate Student Diversity for Engineering

129 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
28.7% Women
21.7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2019-2020 academic year, there were 129 doctor’s degrees in engineering handed out to qualified students. The charts and tables below give more information about these students.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Women made up around 28.7% of the engineering students who took home a doctor’s degree in 2019-2020. This is higher than the nationwide number of 24.6%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Racial-ethnic minority graduates* made up 21.7% of the engineering doctor’s degrees at Northwestern in 2019-2020. This is higher than the nationwide number of 12%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 18
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 6
Native American or Alaska Native 1
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 29
International Students 69
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

PhD in Engineering Focus Areas at Northwestern

Engineering students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus Area Annual Graduates
Biomedical Engineering 16
Chemical Engineering 17
Civil Engineering 7
Computer Engineering 11
Electrical Engineering 11


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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