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Northwestern University

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Evanston, IL

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Overview

Northwestern University / Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is located in Evanston, IL.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Structural engineering and materials
Master of Science (MS) Environmental engineering and science
Master of Science (MS) Transportation systems analysis and planning
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental engineering and science
Master of Science (MS) Geotechnical engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mechanics of materials and solids
Master of Science (MS) Structural engineering and materials
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Transportation systems analysis and planning
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geotechnical engineering
Master of Science (MS) Mechanics of materials and solids
Master of Science (MS) Project management

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 36
Doctoral Degrees 14

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

450
Applied
144
Accepted
37
Enrolled
32%

Applying

95
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 31st December 31st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum 2 letters of recommendation, transcripts from all academic institutions attended
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum 2 letters of recommendation, transcripts from all academic institutions attended

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 577
TOEFL IBT score: 90
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 31
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

123
Total Graduate Students
11%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
88%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.07%
Black or African American 2.44%
White or Caucasian 13%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.63%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0.81%
Unknown 0.81%

Gender

Male (66%)
Female (33%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 0
Male (17)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Environmental engineering and science, geotechnics, mechanics, materials, structures, and transportation systems analysis and planning
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,589,984

Location & Contact

Address 2145 North Sheridan Road
Tech A236
Evanston, IL  60208-3109
United States
Contact Dr. Kimberly Gray
Chair
Email: k-gray@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-467-4252
Fax: 847-491-4011