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Admissions

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Getting Started

We will begin accepting applications for our fall 2018 EDI cohort in September of 2017.

Admissions Resources

Application Requirements

EDI students are chosen based on their backgrounds, ability to learn, and their contributions to the overall program experience. Learn more about what goes in to your application to the EDI program.

View a list of application requirements

Financial Aid and Applying to Multiple Programs

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Financial Aid

There are a very limited number of one-quarter fellowships available for students in the EDI program. Recipients of these fellowships are selected based on the merit of their program applications; no additional steps are necessary in order to apply for a fellowship.

In addition, a limited number of TA positions may be available through the Segal Design Institute, and are generally awarded after students arrive on campus in the fall. Please see The Graduate School website for student loan information.

Applying to Multiple Programs

For the upcoming graduate admissions season, which opens in September 2017, applicants hoping to enroll in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science in fall 2018 will be able to submit applications to up to two PhD programs. Applicants interested in this option are required to designate their first and second choice of the two PhD programs. The fee for an application to a single program is $95; the fee for an application to two programs is $150.

The program listed as the applicant’s first choice will take precedence in admissions decisions. The second choice program will review an applicant’s file only if the first choice program does not admit the student.

A PhD applicant may also request that her or his file be considered for a self-funded Master’s degree in the first choice fields if she/he is not admitted to the PhD Program.

Questions about the two-application process should be referred to Bruce A. Lindvall, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies, at b-lindvall@northwestern.edu.

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