Graduate Catalog

Complete program information and course descriptions for all divisions of CAMD can be found in the University Graduate Catalog, which is highly searchable and includes information about when courses are offered.

Course descriptions are arranged by college and program with graduate and undergraduate courses listed together.

Important Forms

Students can find important forms and information below. Contact the Graduate Studies Program at if you have further questions.

Leave of Absence
Requests for non-medical leaves of absence should be made to departments prior to the start of the semester for which the leave is being requested. This form is appropriate for all non-medical leaves.

Download a leave of absence form →

Transfer Credit
This form must be completed by students who wish to transfer credits from an accredited U.S. institution or from the College of Professional Studies.

Download a transfer credit form →

Internal Admission Application Notification
This form must be completed by current students who wish to apply to a degree program from Special Student to Master’s or one Master’s program to another within the same department.

Download an internal admission application notification form →

Directed Study and Reading Courses
Students who wish to enroll in Directed Study or Reading courses must complete the Directed Study and Reading Contract prior to the start of the semester in which they intend to enroll. Specifics such as reading lists, reading assignments and deliverables as well as the grading method must be provided by the instructor. Upon approval, registration for the course must take place prior to the end of the second week of the semester.

Download a directed study and reading courses form →


Each program’s Graduate Handbook outlines the requirements for student conduct, academic life and the responsibilities of the students and the college to one another. Each handbook is specific to individual CAMD graduate programs with the addition of a general regulations handbook that lays out the protocols for the college. The University Graduate Student Handbook contains Northeastern University’s primary statements about student academic life, conduct, and the responsibilities of students and the University to one another, as authorized by the President or the Board of Trustees.

University handbooks are not intended to be and should not be regarded as contractual. The information in the handbooks is subject to change at the discretion of the University.

  • CAMD Graduate Studies General Regulations (download)
  • Architecture Graduate Handbook (download)
  • Art + Design Graduate Handbook (download)
  • Journalism Graduate Handbook (download)
  • Music Graduate Handbook (download)


Feel free to contact us at with any questions about your current status at CAMD.