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How to Apply

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible by program deadlines. Conditional admission will be offered for students who are delayed in taking the TOEFL/GRE.

Prospective students for College of Science Master’s, Graduate Certificate, Doctorate or
other Graduate level programs must apply online using ApplyYourself. You can check the status of your application at any time on ApplyYourself, where all updates will be tracked.

Candidates must meet one of the following pre-requisites prior to being accepted into a program and must supply official confirmation:

  • Have received a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • Have received a master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • Have received a first professional degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • Be an undergraduate enrolled in a PlusOne program at Northeastern University

Application Materials Required for Graduate Programs

An application for admission and all required application materials must be received by published deadlines.

All programs require a completed application via ApplyYourself.

Application Fee – $75

  • Application Fee is waived for Accelerated PhD programs

Letters of Recommendation for all degree programs should be submitted via ApplyYourself. Please refer to individual program requirements.

GRE General Scores (Institution code is 3682, valid for 5 years). GRE Subject scores are required for some programs. Please refer to individual program requirements.

Include a personal statement submitted via ApplyYourself.

Unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended should be uploaded to ApplyYourself as part of your application. Official transcripts, in certified English translation if from an institution outside of the United States, are required of all enrolled students by the first day of the entry term and must be mailed directly from the institution in a mailed and sealed envelope to:

Graduate Admissions and Student Services
Northeastern University College of Science
206 Mugar Life Sciences Building
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Proof of English Proficiency is required for all applicants (from one of the following):

Degree earned or in progress at an U.S. institution*

– or –

Degree earned or in progress at an institution where English is the only medium of instruction

– or –

Official exam scores from either the TOEFL iBT( (institution code is 3682), IELTS, PTE exam or Duolingo English Test. Scores are valid for 2 years from the test date. Please refer to individual program requirements.

Some programs may require additional materials or criteria, such as a resume, minimum test scores or special experience. Please refer to individual program requirements.*

Please refer to individual program requirements for deadlines.

The following requirements will be instituted, starting in Spring 2021:

Requirements

Masters Degrees

  • Online application
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency
  • Additional requirement: Biotechnology requires Pre-requisite Form

Graduate Certificate

  • Online application
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency

PhD

  • Online application
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency
  • GRE General – recommended, but not required
  • GRE Subject – recommended, but not required for Physics and Math

Special Student

The following deadlines will be instituted, starting in Spring 2021:

Deadlines

Masters Degrees:

  • Fall Domestic:  August 1st Spring Domestic: December 1st
  • Fall International: June 1st Spring International: October 1st
  • International currently on a F1 visa in the US: Fall: July 15th and Spring: October 31st

Graduate Certificates:

  • Fall Domestic:  August 1st Spring Domestic: December 1st
  • Fall International: June 1st Spring International: October 1st (F1 compliant certificates only)
  • International currently on a F1 visa in the US: Fall: July 15th and Spring: October 31st  (F1 compliant certificates only)

PhD:

  • Fall admissions only
  • Priority deadline for completed applications: December 1st
  • Rolling admissions until March 15th. Check with department to see if there is availability

For Special Student:

  • Fall: August 1st
  • Spring: December 1st

Application Materials Required for PlusOne Programs

First visit the PlusOne page to review the program.

Start with the Online application

  • Select the term that you would be starting the Master’s portion of the PlusOne program.

Application Materials and Requirements

  • Transcripts do not need to upload your Northeastern transcript.
    • The Graduate Admissions and Student Services staff will upload the transcript after the application is submitted.
  • GRE exam scores are not required.
  • Program Plan must be uploaded to the personal statement section.
  • Letters of recommendations are not required. Complete the recommendation section using the following contact information:
  • The application fee will be waived. Select “Pay by Check” when prompted for payment at the end of the application.

Fall Semester: August 1

Spring Semester: December 1

MS Chemistry – Letter of recommendation from thesis advisor confirming support of the thesis project

MS Biotechnology – Pre-requisite form (located under College of Science Supplemental Section)

All materials submitted for admission consideration become University property and will not be returned to the applicant.

The College of Science reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission at any time prior to or after enrollment if one or more of the following occur:

  • There is a discrepancy between the unofficial or self-reported transcript and/or test scores submitted at the time of application and the official transcripts and/or test scores received by the College of Science.
  • Applicant does not submit a final transcript showing conferral of a bachelor’s, master’s, first professional, or equivalent degree from an accredited institution within 30 days of matriculation.
  • Applicant fails to meet the deadlines and/or other credential requirements of the degree program to which the applicant applied.

Questions?

Get in contact with the College of Science Graduate Admissions and Student Services Office at gradcos@northeastern.edu.

We can help you navigate the application process.