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Graduate Degree Programs

The College of Science’s programs in the physical sciences, life sciences, and mathematics challenge you to think in ways you may not have considered before.

Masters Degree Programs

Our master’s degrees enable students to pursue their desired career path, whether in academia or industry. Many programs offer a flexible learning environment (on campus, online, and hybrid) to accommodate students at any stage of their career. These programs typically take about 2 years to complete on a full-time basis. *indicates Profession Science Masters Degree

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Graduate Certificate Programs

College of Science certificate programs include four to six graduate-level courses focused on a concentration within a broader field of study. These flexible, stackable certificates can typically be completed within a year, enabling students to quickly jumpstart their education to meet their goals:

  • Advance or switch careers
  • Stay ahead of the trends emerging in industry
  • Diversify your skill set and enhance your knowledge in a specialized area
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Part-Time Enrollment

Students who have completed an undergraduate degree and would like to further their education, but who are not committed to a full degree program may enroll on a part-time basis and cannot exceed more than two courses per semester. These students may earn a maximum of 12 semester hours over time prior to applying to a degree program.

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PhD Programs

Our PhD candidates are accomplished scholars, striving to respond to society’s most pressing questions, issues, and needs. Northeastern is one of the only universities in the world to offer all PhD students experiential learning opportunities outside of their primary research group. Placements are flexible and customizable, tailored to the interests of students and partners.

Regardless of their discipline, candidates for PhDs in the College of Science partner with world- class faculty in facilities designed to inspire creativity, foster exploration, and fuel discovery. In addition, students can also take advantage of the Northeastern University PhD Network, which is an organization designed to build community among PhD students. The Network provides students with support and resources university-wide to enhance their educational experience and career preparation.

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Learn more about Northeastern’s PhD Network, a community of Northeastern PhD students providing support and research university-wide to enhance the educational experience and help with career preparation.

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