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Northwestern University MS in Engineering

313 Master's Degrees Awarded

Engineering is a program of study at Northwestern University. The school offers a master’s degree in the area. Here, you’ll find out more about the major master’s degree program in engineering, 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 Master’s in Engineering 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 MS in Engineering?

Northwestern does not offer an online option for its engineering master’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 Master’s Student Diversity for Engineering

313 Master's Degrees Awarded
36.7% Women
23.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There were 313 master’s degrees in engineering awarded during the 2019-2020 academic year. Information about those students is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Of the students who received their master’s degree in engineering in 2019-2020, 36.7% of them were women. This is higher than the nationwide number of 26.8%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Around 23.0% of engineering master’s degree recipients at Northwestern in 2019-2020 were awarded to racial-ethnic minorities*. This is higher than the nationwide number of 17%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 37
Black or African American 11
Hispanic or Latino 14
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 87
International Students 147
Other Races/Ethnicities 17

MS 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 39
Chemical Engineering 9
Civil Engineering 45
Computer Engineering 19
Electrical Engineering 20


*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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