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Northwestern University MS in Mechanical Engineering

40 Master's Degrees Awarded
$89,530 Average Salary

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. We’ve pulled together some essential information you should know about the master’s degree program in ME, 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 Master’s in ME 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 following table shows the average full-time tuition and fees for graduate student.

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

How Much Can You Make With a MS in ME From Northwestern?

$89,530 Average Salary
High Earnings Boost

The median early career salary of ME students who receive their master’s degree from Northwestern is $89,530 per year. That is 13% higher than the national average of $79,252.


Does Northwestern Offer an Online MS in ME?

Online degrees for the Northwestern ME master’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 Master’s Student Diversity for ME

40 Master's Degrees Awarded
15.0% Women
30.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There were 40 master’s degrees in ME awarded during the 2019-2020 academic year. Information about those students is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Women made up around 15.0% of the ME students who took home a master’s degree in 2019-2020. This is less than the nationwide number of 17.2%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Racial-ethnic minority graduates* made up 30.0% of the ME master’s degrees at Northwestern in 2019-2020. This is higher than the nationwide number of 17%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 7
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 2
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 9
International Students 18
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

MS 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 40

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biomedical Engineering 39
Chemical Engineering 9
Civil Engineering 45
Computer Engineering 19
Electrical Engineering 20

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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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