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Northwestern University PhD in Mechanical Engineering

21 Doctor's Degrees Awarded

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

Mechanical Engineering is a major offered under the engineering program of study at Northwestern University. Here, you’ll find out more about the major doctor’s degree program in ME, including such details as the number of graduates, ethnicity of students, related majors and concentrations, and more.

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How Much Does a Doctorate in ME from Northwestern Cost?

$56,567 Average Tuition and Fees

Northwestern Graduate Tuition and Fees

In 2019-2020, the average part-time graduate tuition at Northwestern was $6,649 per credit hour for both in-state and out-of-state students. Information about average full-time graduate student tuition and fees is 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 ME?

Online degrees for the Northwestern ME 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 ME

21 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
14.3% Women
19.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2019-2020 academic year, 21 students received their doctor’s degree in ME. The gender and racial-ethnic breakdown of those individuals is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

About 14.3% of the students who received their PhD in ME in 2019-2020 were women. This is less than the nationwide number of 16.9%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Of those graduates who received a doctor’s degree in ME at Northwestern in 2019-2020, 19.0% were racial-ethnic minorities*. This is higher than the nationwide number of 9%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
Native American or Alaska Native 1
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 4
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

PhD in ME Focus Areas at Northwestern

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

Focus Area Annual Graduates
General Mechanical Engineering 21

You may also be interested in one of these majors related to mechanical engineering.

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