Master of Science in Nanomedicine

Gain hands-on experience in the challenges and opportunities for improving human health through nanomedicine.


The College of Science prepares graduates for the future of work. 95% of our graduates secure employment opportunities soon after completing their degree. (2021 graduate survey data)


A master’s degree holder can expect to earn an average of 20 percent more than someone who has only earned their bachelor’s degree. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021).


Gain a network for life with thousands of partner organizations and nearly 300,000 alumni in 179 countries.

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the use of nanotechnology in healthcare—changing how we make vaccines, test for infection, and protect ourselves from disease. This exponential rise in nanomedicine innovation has resulted in high demand and competitive salaries for nanomedicine-related occupations.

Designed for scientists, engineers, and clinicians working in or seeking nanomedicine-related careers, Northeastern University’s Master of Science in Nanomedicine is an interdisciplinary, industry-aligned professional degree that provides experience-based learning in nanomedicine research, innovation, and commercialization.

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  • 2-2.5 years
  • Full-time and part-time offerings
  • On-campus in Boston, MA and online

International Students

Program does meet F1 Visa Requirements

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Tuition and Financing

Get information on program tuition and fees here.

Learn about financing your education here.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Domestic: August 15
  • Spring Domestic: December 1
  • Fall International: July 1
  • Spring International: November 1
  • International currently on a F1 visa in the US
    • Spring: November 15


Online application
Application fee
Transcripts from all institutions attended
Personal statement
2 letters of recommendation
English language proficiency:

  • Degree earned or in progress at a U.S. institution
  • Degree earned or in progress at an institution where English is the only medium of instruction
  • 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.

Meet our Faculty

Needa Brown

Needa Brown

Assistant Teaching Professor and
Director of the Graduate Certificate in Nanomedicine

Srinivas Sridhar

Srinivas Sridhar

Director of Nanomedicine Innovation Center and Nanomedicine Academy and Distinguished University Professor of Physics

Anne Van de Ven-Moloney

Anne Van De Ven-Moloney

Director of the Graduate Certificate in Nanomedicine and
Associate Teaching Professor

Kinan Alhallak

Assistant Teaching Professor

Get involved in cutting edge research

Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine
Research at this center includes pharmaceutical nanocarriers, controlled drug and gene delivery, drug targeting, intracellular targeting, experimental medical imaging, and cancer immunology, and train young researches in these areas.
Chemical Imaging of Living Systems Institute
The Institute develops imaging tools to highlight chemical processes - enabling clinicians to better diagnose and treat disease.
Center for Translational NeuroImaging
The Center for Translational NeuroImaging endeavors to provide services to the academic community interested in  animal modeling and drug testing to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of CNS diseases. The Center is also committed to training the next generation of imaging scientists to meet the n..
Nanomedicine Innovation Center (NIC)
The mission of the Nanomedicine Innovation Center is to generate cutting-edge research in Nanomedicine, develop innovative education and training, and place an emphasis on diversity and broadening participation. It is home to state-of-the art facilities and resources and has established partnership..

Find your future career path on co-op

Students in the MS in Nanomedicine program gain real-world experience through Northeastern’s leading co-op program and be prepared for a meaningful, in-demand career within the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, biomedical, and healthcare industries. Our graduates work at leading companies, including Moderna, Takeda, Pfizer, Novartis, AstraZeneca, Leidos, BD Biosciences, Broad Institute, and Abbot Laboratories.

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Expand your professional network

Earning a degree at Northeastern opens the door to a network of nearly 300,000 alumni and over 3,350 employer partners, including government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and global nongovernmental organizations. As a result, our community expands continents, furthering our commitment to global, lifelong connections.

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Student Testimonials

“The Nanomedicine program led me into an amazing and fascinating field. The knowledge I gained helped me land a job at a large pharmaceutical company and gave me the confidence to pursue a PhD in nanomedicine and drug delivery.”

– Alessandro Ajo, Alumnus

“One of the best aspects of the nanomedicine program was the opportunity to interact with scientists in academia, government, and industry. This allowed me to stay up-to-date and provided great networking opportunities.”

Ronodeep Mitra, Alumnus

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