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 Professional Science Masters Degree

How to Apply

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
How to Apply

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.

Sign Up

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.

How to Apply

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.

The Connected PhD

The Connected PhD from the College of Science is a unique pathway to extraordinary career opportunities. This top degree includes: groundbreaking research; the ability to work across disciplines; and extensive, varied work experience that opens your future. Tuition and stipend provided.

How to Apply

Prepare for an Outstanding, High-Level Career

  • Research: Academia, Industry, Government
  • Industry: Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Chemical
  • Communication: Science Writing and other Media
  • Policy: Government, Ethics, Security, Science Policy
  • Business: Consulting, Management, Finance, Entrepreneurship
  • Education: Practice and Leadership

Apply to the Connected PhD

  • Apply to the College of Science department or program of greatest interest to you
  • You will be admitted into a specific College department or program and also into the Connected PhD program, run jointly with the NU PhD Network.
  • The program includes a full tuition scholarship, a graduate assistant position with stipend, and health insurance.
  • Fall Admission Priority Deadline: Dec 1st
  • Rolling Admissions: Through March 15th, pending availability
Apply Today
Learn more about Northeastern’s PhD Network, a community of students providing support and research to enhance the educational experience.
Select your primary program of interest
More Graduate Opportunities and Ways to Get in Touch

The Double Husky Scholarship helps Northeastern alumni finance their graduate education by offering a 25 percent tuition discount on more than 120 eligible programs.

Have Questions? Contact Us.

Interested in seeing the campus?
Ready to apply? We can't wait to read your application!