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.

Master’s 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 Master’s Programs
**indicates Professional Science Master’s Programs

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Professional Master’s Programs

Our professional master’s degree programs enable students to pursue their desired career path, whether in academia or industry. Many programs offer flexible learning environments—on campus, online, and hybrid—to accommodate students at any stage of their career. Our unique programs include an industry-based curriculum and the technical and soft skills needed to pursue careers in business, data, and regulatory fields.

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PlusOne Program

Northeastern undergraduate students can earn a master’s degree in less time through the PlusOne program.

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Part-time Enrollment

Committing to a full degree program doesn’t work for everyone. By enrolling part-time, students cannot exceed two courses per semester and they may earn a maximum of 12 semester hours over time prior to applying to a degree program.

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

Graduate Student Experiences
Clarissa Halim, MS in Biotechnology
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John Alessi, MS in Environmental Science and Policy
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Marla Glean, MS in Biotechnology
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Q&A with Janvi Choksi, MS Biotechnology
Graduate Student Experiences
Q&A with Alicia Bustamante, MS Environmental Science and Policy
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Q&A with Aditi Doshi, MS in Biotechnology
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Valery Trujillo, MS in Cell & Gene Therapies
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Andrea Pires, MS in Cell and Gene Therapies

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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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The Connected Science Community PhD Programs

Northeastern’s Connected Science Community PhD programs provide students with advanced department curriculum, ground-breaking research opportunities, and career and core skills development – all within a supportive network of peers and mentors.

Whether you have realized your post-graduate path or are just beginning to explore one, the PhD programs in the College of Science will prepare you for extraordinary career opportunities.

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Earning a PhD at Northeastern’s College of Science

Candidates accepted to their Department Research program of interest will join a Community of PhD students across the entire College of Science. Within this community, students will learn from, collaborate with, and draw on the experiences of their peers.

All PhD candidates in the College of Science partner with world-class faculty and work in facilities designed to inspire creativity, foster exploration, and fuel discovery. They will conduct important research, often collaborating across disciplines, with personalized mentorships.

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How the Connected Science Community PhD programs work

Upon joining your PhD program, you will also join a Connected Science Community of PhD students across the College of Science. During the summer before your first year, you will participate in workshops to develop key skills, explore and utilize university resources, and learn about potential post-PhD careers.

During Fall semester of your first year, you will begin coursework and continue research in your department. Throughout your first year and beyond, you will continue your research while sustaining your Connected Science Community through seminars, workshops, and social activities.

Preparing for an Outstanding, High-Level Career

Throughout their training, candidates develop the Career and Core Skills employers value and gain inside knowledge of the outstanding career opportunities open to PhD graduates. After their first year, they can join the NU LEADERs Program – exploring and applying principles of leadership and teamwork – and gain powerful problem-solving skills that promote career flexibility.

As an integral part of their training, candidates will have extensive opportunities to gain external work experience through Northeastern’s PhD Network. They will be matched with career opportunities and develop an extensive network of prospective employers and connections.

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,customizable, and tailored to the interests of students and partners.

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Apply to the Connected Science Community PhD programs

  • Choose and apply to the department program with research of greatest interest to you
  • Upon acceptance to your program, you are also admitted into the Connected Science Community
  • The program includes a full tuition scholarship, a graduate assistant position with stipend, and health insurance.
  • Fall Admission Priority Deadline: December 1
  • Rolling Admissions: Through March 15, pending availability
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Northeastern’s PhD Network is a community of students providing support and research to enhance the educational experience.

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