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Northwestern University PhD in Electrical Engineering

11 Doctor's Degrees Awarded

The main focus area for this major is Electrical Engineering. For more details on this concentration, visit its profile page.

Electrical Engineering is a major offered under the engineering program of study at Northwestern University. We’ve pulled together some essential information you should know about the doctor’s degree program in EE, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, and more.

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How Much Does a Doctorate in EE 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 EE?

Northwestern does not offer an online option for its EE doctor’s degree program 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 EE

11 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
27.3% Women
18.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There were 11 doctor’s degrees in EE awarded during the 2019-2020 academic year. Information about those students is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Of the students who received their doctor’s degree in EE in 2019-2020, 27.3% of them were women. This is higher than the nationwide number of 17.2%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Racial-ethnic minority graduates* made up 18.2% of the EE doctor’s degrees at Northwestern in 2019-2020. This is higher than the nationwide number of 9%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 1
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

PhD in EE Focus Areas at Northwestern

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

Focus Area Annual Graduates
Electrical Engineering 11

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biomedical Engineering 16
Chemical Engineering 17
Civil Engineering 7
Computer Engineering 11
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*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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