northeastern university seal


Horia Varlan

By submitting the form, you agree to receive details from Northeastern University about our degree programs and certificates via phone, email and/or text message. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Academic and Research Excellence

  • Many of our faculty members are recipients of national and international awards
  • We are a top producer of chemistry MS and PhD degrees in Boston, and our graduate program ranks in the top 20 nationally for degree (MS) granting
  • We were selected as one of only four sites in the nation for an NSF-NIH interdisciplinary (IGERT) doctoral training program
  • We are home to a designated National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) research center
  • A strong focus on bioanalytical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, fuel cell research backed by >$20M of investments in past 3 years
  • Northeastern University is home to the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Proteome Research

Strong Ties to Local Chemical & Biomedical Industry

  • 100 year history as co-op school, with unrivalled ties to local biotech / pharma industry
  • An industry driven curriculum, with new programs including a unique co-op PhD
  • A very strong alumni base in academia and industry
  • Our students are surrounded by industry employees both in the classroom and laboratories, facilitating rapid networking
  • Several corporate sponsored research & applications laboratories (Waters, Bruker)
  • A strong track record in commercialization of technology and entrepreneurship through our affiliated Barnett Institute

How to ApplyApply Now

A Student Focused Program

  • Competitive stipends and fellowships ($28k to $34k)
  • A vibrant corporate partnerships & networking program
  • Active Graduate Student Association
  • Sponsors extracurricular activities
  • Participates in departmental seminar and colloquium series
  • Representation on the graduate admissions committee
  • Assists incoming students with relocation, housing


  • Ideally positioned in the heart of the Biotechnology Supercluster and Medical Hub
  • Walking distance to Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals and research centers, e.g. New England Medical Center, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Beth-Israel Deaconess Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Located in the Avenue of the Arts, inc. the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Huntington Theater
  • Served by numerous professional sports teams, including the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics
  • Located near downtown area of a historic and vibrant city

For general inquiries about our graduate programs, please email

Penny Beuning
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Tara Loschiavo
Graduate Administrator 

VIEW: Departmental Regulations and Brochure (Includes Degree Requirements)