Admissions Application Requirements by Program

Please see also Application Requirements and Deadlines By Program for additional information.

Biology

Program: Biology PhD
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Other: Recommended scores for TOEFL, IELTS or PTE: 100 iBT, 250 CBT, 600 PBT TOEFL score; 7.0 IELTS score; 68 PTE score
Deadline: Fall admissions only. Priority application deadline of December 15 with rolling admissions until March 15, depending on space availability. Applications must complete by March 15 in order to be considered for admission.

Program: Bioinformatics MS
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: GRE recommended, but not required
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Other: 90 iBT, 233 CBT, 577 PBT TOEFL score; 6.5 IELTS score; 61 PTE score
Deadline: Fall and Spring admissions. Please refer to the Bioinformatics website for program details.

Program: Bioinformatics Graduate Certificate
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Other: 90 iBT, 233 CBT, 577 PBT TOEFL score; 6.5 IELTS score; 61 PTE score
Deadline: Fall – rolling admissions until June 1 for international applicants and August 25 for domestic applicants. Spring – rolling admissions until October 1 for international applicants and December 15 for domestic applicants.

Program: BS Behavioral Neuroscience/MS Bioinformatics (PlusOne)
Personal Statement: Yes
Other: No fee or NU transcript; 3.0 overall undergrad QPA. Must be enrolled in or have completed BIOL 2301/2302 Genetics and Molecular Biology, CHEM 2313/2314 Organic Chemistry 2, and at least one BNS core course.

Program: BS Biochemistry/MS Bioinformatics (PlusOne)
Personal Statement: Yes
Other: No fee or NU transcript; 3.0 overall undergrad QPA.

Program: BS Biology/MS Bioinformatics (PlusOne)
Personal Statement: Yes
Other: No fee or NU transcript; 3.0 overall undergrad QPA. Must be enrolled in or have completed BIOL 2301/2302 Genetics and Molecular Biology and BIOL 3611/3612 Biochemistry.

Program: Bioinformatics Special Student
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 0
Deadline: Rolling admissions until August 25 for Fall. Rolling admissions until December 15 for Spring.

Program: Biology Special Student
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 0
Deadline: Rolling admissions until August 25 for Fall. Rolling admissions until December 15 for Spring

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Chemistry

Program: Chemistry PhD
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Other: Recommended scores for TOEFL, IELTS or PTE: 100 iBT, 250 CBT, 600 PBT TOEFL score; 7.0 IELTS score; 68 PTE score
Deadline: Fall admissions only. Application deadline of December 15.

Program: Industry Entry PhD
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3 One of the recommendations must be from the Northeastern faculty advisor and include a detailed plan for research and scholastic development.
Other: Master’s degree required. Research experience in industry. Employer sponsorship and support letter must be uploaded to the supplementary section of the online application. Recommended scores for TOEFL, IELTS or PTE: 100 iBT, 250 CBT, 600 PBT TOEFL score; 7.0 IELTS score; 68 PTE score
Deadline: Fall and Spring admissions. Rolling admissions until August 15 for Fall, and December 15 for Spring.

Program: Chemistry MS (part-time only)
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Recommended, but not required
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Other: TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Contact Department
Deadline: Fall and Spring admissions for part-time applicants only. Rolling admissions until August 25 for Fall, and December 15 for Spring.

Program: Chemistry BS/MS (PlusOne)
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 2 (one of which must be from the thesis advisor affirming support of thesis project)
Other: No fee or NU transcript; 3.25 overall undergrad QPA. Please contact undergraduate academic advisor for application details.

Program: BS Biochemistry/MS Chemistry (PlusOne)
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 2 (one of which must be from the thesis advisor affirming support of thesis project)
Other: No fee or NU transcript; 3.25 overall undergrad QPA. Please contact undergraduate academic advisor for application details.

Program: Chemistry Special Student
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 0
Deadline: Rolling admissions until August 25 (for Fall). Rolling admissions until December 15 (for Spring).

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Interdisciplinary

Program: Applied Physics and Engineering MS
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3 (at least two of which must be academic references)
Other: TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Scores Contact Department
Deadline: Fall admissions only. Rolling admission until May 1 for international applicants and August 1 for domestic applicants.

Program: Biotechnology MS
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Other: Resume, Recommended scores for TOEFL, IELTS or PTE: 100 iBT, 250 CBT, 600 PBT TOEFL score; 7.0 IELTS score; 68 PTE score Please refer to the Biotechnology website for English proficiency details.
Deadline: Please refer to the Biotechnology website for program deadlines.

Program: BS Biochemistry/MS Biotechnology -OR-
BS Biology/MS Biotechnology -OR-
BS Biotechnology/MS Biotechnology -OR-
BS Chemistry/MS Biotechnology -OR-
BS Cell and Molecular Biology/MS Biotechnology
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Other: 3.0 QPA overall
Deadline: Rolling admissions until August 15 for Fall. Rolling admissions until December 15 for Spring.
Prerequisite information: Please see website

Program: Biotechnology Special Student
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 0
Other: Resume
Deadline: Rolling admissions until August 25 for Fall. Rolling admissions until December 15 for Spring.

Program: Graduate Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Analytical Sciences
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Other: Resume, Recommended scores for TOEFL, IELTS or PTE: 100 iBT, 250 CBT, 600 PBT TOEFL score; 7.0 IELTS score; 68 PTE score. Please refer to the Biotechnology website for English proficiency details.
Deadline: Rolling admissions until August 25 for Fall. Rolling admissions until December 15 for Spring. Applicants must be eligible to study in the U.S. on a part-time basis.

Program: Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Other: Resume, Recommended scores for TOEFL, IELTS or PTE: 100 iBT, 250 CBT, 600 PBT TOEFL score; 7.0 IELTS score; 68 PTE score. Please refer to the Biotechnology website for English proficiency details.
Deadline: Rolling admissions until August 25 for Fall. Rolling admissions until December 15 for Spring. Applicants must be eligible to study in the U.S. on a part-time basis.

Program: Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology Enterprise
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Other: Resume, Recommended scores for TOEFL, IELTS or PTE: 100 iBT, 250 CBT, 600 PBT TOEFL score; 7.0 IELTS score; 68 PTE score. Please refer to the Biotechnology website for English proficiency details.
Deadline: Rolling admissions until August 25 for Fall. Rolling admissions until December 15 for Spring. Applicants must be eligible to study in the U.S. on a part-time basis.

Program: Graduate Certificate in Experimental Biotechnology
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Other: Resume, Recommended scores for TOEFL, IELTS or PTE: 100 iBT, 250 CBT, 600 PBT TOEFL score; 7.0 IELTS score; 68 PTE score. Please refer to the Biotechnology website for English proficiency details.
Deadline: Rolling admissions until August 25 for Fall. Rolling admissions until December 15 for Spring. Applicants must be eligible to study in the U.S. on a part-time basis.

Program: Graduate Certificate in Molecular Biotechnology
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Other: Resume, Recommended scores for TOEFL, IELTS or PTE: 100 iBT, 250 CBT, 600 PBT TOEFL score; 7.0 IELTS score; 68 PTE score. Please refer to the Biotechnology website for English proficiency details.
Deadline: Rolling admissions until August 25 for Fall. Rolling admissions until December 15 for Spring. Applicants must be eligible to study in the U.S. on a part-time basis.

Program: Graduate Certificate in Process Sciences
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Other: Resume, Recommended scores for TOEFL, IELTS or PTE: 100 iBT, 250 CBT, 600 PBT TOEFL score; 7.0 IELTS score; 68 PTE score. Please refer to the Biotechnology website for English proficiency details.
Deadline: Rolling admissions until August 25 for Fall. Rolling admissions until December 15 for Spring. Applicants must be eligible to study in the U.S. on a part-time basis.

Program: Graduate Certificate in Pharmaceutical Technologies
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Other: Resume, Recommended scores for TOEFL, IELTS or PTE: 100 iBT, 250 CBT, 600 PBT TOEFL score; 7.0 IELTS score; 68 PTE score. Please refer to the Biotechnology website for English proficiency details.
Deadline: Rolling admissions until August 25 for Fall. Rolling admissions until December 15 for Spring. Applicants must be eligible to study in the U.S. on a part-time basis.

Program: Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Other: Resume, Recommended scores for TOEFL, IELTS or PTE: 100 iBT, 250 CBT, 600 PBT TOEFL score; 7.0 IELTS score; 68 PTE score. Please refer to the Biotechnology website for English proficiency details.
Deadline: Rolling admissions until August 25 for Fall. Rolling admissions until December 15 for Spring. Applicants must be eligible to study in the U.S. on a part-time basis.

Program: Network Science PhD
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Other: Recommended scores for TOEFL, IELTS or PTE: 100 iBT, 250 CBT, 600 PBT TOEFL score; 7.0 IELTS score; 68 PTE score
Deadline: Fall admissions only. January 1 admissions deadline. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis, depending on space availability.

Program: Network Science Special Student
Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts for all institutions attended required for application. Official transcripts required upon admission.
Other: Proof of English Proficiency for all applicants (from one of the following): Degree earned at an US institution, degree earned or in progress at an institution where English is the only medium of instruction, or official exam scores from either TOEFL iBT, IELTS or PTE.
Deadline: Rolling admissions until August 25 for Fall. Rolling admissions until December 15 for Spring.

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Marine and Environmental Sciences

Program: Marine and Environmental Sciences PhD
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Other: Recommended scores for TOEFL, IELTS or PTE: 100 iBT, 250 CBT, 600 PBT TOEFL score; 7.0 IELTS score; 68 PTE score
Deadline: Fall admissions only. Application deadline of December 15.

Program: Marine Biology MS
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Other: Recommended scores for TOEFL, IELTS or PTE: 100 iBT, 250 CBT, 600 PBT TOEFL score; 7.0 IELTS score; 68 PTE score
Deadline: Fall admissions only. January 1 priority admissions deadline. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis, depending on space availability.

Program: Environmental Science and Policy MS
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3 (at least two of which must be academic references)
Other: Recommended scores for TOEFL, IELTS or PTE: 100 iBT, 250 CBT, 600 PBT TOEFL score; 7.0 IELTS score; 68 PTE score
Deadline: Spring — International Deadline: October 1, To be considered for a Fellowship: October 15, Domestic Deadline: December 1 // Fall — International Deadline: June 1, To be considered for a Fellowship: March 31, Domestic Deadline: August 15

Program: Marine and Environmental Sciences Special Student
Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts for all institutions attended required for application. Official transcripts required upon admission.
Other: Proof of English Proficiency for all applicants (from one of the following): Degree earned at an US institution, degree earned or in progress at an institution where English is the only medium of instruction, or official exam scores from either TOEFL iBT, IELTS or PTE.
Deadline: Rolling admissions until August 25 for Fall. Rolling admissions until December 15 for Spring.
* Please check with the department to make sure there is availability in courses before applying.

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Mathematics

Program: Math PhD
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Other: GRE Subject; Recommended scores for TOEFL, IELTS or PTE: 100 iBT, 250 CBT, 600 PBT TOEFL score; 7.0 IELTS score; 68 PTE score
Deadline: Fall and Spring admission. February 1 priority deadline for Fall term. October 1 deadline for international applicants and December 1 deadline for domestic applicants to Spring term.

Program: Math MS
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Other: GRE Subject; TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Scores Contact Department
Deadline: Fall and Spring admission. February 1 priority deadline for Fall term. October 1 deadline for international applicants and December 1 deadline for domestic applicants to Spring term. Applications received after these dates will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis, depending on space availability.

Program: Math MS Operations Research
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Other: TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Scores Contact Department
Deadline: Fall and Spring admission.
February 1 priority deadline for Fall term, with rolling admission until June 1 for international applicants and August 25 for domestic applicants.
October 1 deadline for international applicants and December 1 deadline for domestic applicants to Spring term.

Program: Math MS Applied Math
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Other: TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Scores Contact Department
Deadline: Fall and Spring admission.
February 1 priority deadline for Fall term, with rolling admission until June 1 for international applicants and August 25 for domestic applicants.
October 1 deadline for international applicants and December 1 deadline for domestic applicants to Spring term.

Program: Math Special Student
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Deadline: Rolling admissions until August 25 for Fall. Rolling admissions until December 15 for Spring.

Program: BS Math/MS Applied Math (PlusOne)
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Prerequisite information: Please see website

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Physics

Program: Physics PhD
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Other: GRE Subject strongly recommended, but not required. Required scores for TOEFL, IELTS or PTE: 86 iBT, 250 CBT, TOEFL score; 7.0 IELTS score; 68 PTE score
Deadline: Fall admission only. Priority deadline of January 1.
Applications may be considered after this date on a rolling basis until the incoming class is full.

Program: Physics MS
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Other: GRE Subject strongly recommended, but not required; TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Scores Contact Department
Deadline: Fall admissions only. Rolling admission until May 1 for international applicants and August 1 for domestic applicants.

Program: Physics Special Student
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 0
Deadline: Rolling admissions until August 25 for Fall. Rolling admissions until December 15 for Spring.

Program: Physics BS/MS (PlusOne)
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 0
Other: 3.0 QPA overall

Program: Nanomedicine Certificate
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Recommended
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Other: Resume
Deadline: Admissions review begins February 1, with rolling admissions until August 25 for Fall. Admissions review begins September 1, with rolling admissions until December 15 for Spring.

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Psychology

Program: Psychology PhD
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Other: Research Area(s)/Advisor name(s); Resume/C.V.; Academic writing sample; Recommended scores for TOEFL, IELTS or PTE: 100 iBT, 250 CBT, 600 PBT TOEFL score; 7.0 IELTS score; 68 PTE score
Deadline: Fall admission only. Priority deadline of January 1. Applications after January 1 may be considered until the incoming class is full. Please contact the Psychology Department if you are considering applying after January 1.

Program: Psychology Special Student
Letters of Recommendation: 0
Deadline: Rolling admissions until August 25 for Fall.
Rolling admissions until December 15 for Spring.