Please see also Application Materials Required for All Programs for additional information.

Biology

Degree: Biology Ph.D.
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Other: 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.

Degree: Bioinformatics M.S.
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: GRE recommended, but not required
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Other: 100 iBT, 250 CBT, 600 PBT TOEFL score; 7.0 IELTS score; 68 PTE score
Deadline: Fall and Spring admissions. Please check program website for program details and options for each admissions term. Fall term admissions review begins February 1, with rolling admissions until August 25. Spring admissions review is on a rolling basis until December 15. International applicants have earlier deadlines.

Degree: 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.

Degree: 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

Degree: Chemistry Ph.D.
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3 (Industrial Ph.D. applicants also require an additional letter from employer and a meeting with department Chair.)
Other: 100 iBT, 250 CBT, 600 PBT TOEFL score; 7.0 IELTS score; 68 PTE score
Deadline: January 1 (Fall). Applications received after this date may be considered, space permitting. Due to the high number of students enrolled in the last couple of years, the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology will not be accepting students into the full-time Ph.D. program for Fall 2015. This adjustment is necessary due to the recent high demand for participation in the program. These are exciting times for Northeastern, and for the department in particular, as we expand and grow. We look forward to re-opening admissions for Fall 2016 and continuing the recruitment of high-caliber students such as those who currently propel our research programs.

Degree: Chemistry M.S. (part-time only)
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Recommended, but not required
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Other: 100 iBT, 250 CBT, 600 PBT TOEFL score; 7.0 IELTS score; 68 PTE score
Deadline: Fall and Spring admissions for part-time applicants only. Rolling admissions until August 25 for Fall, and December 15 for Spring.

Degree: Chemistry B.S./M.S. (PlusOne)
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Other: No fee or NU transcript; 3.25 overall undergrad QPA; one letter of recommendation from advisor stating they will be taken into the lab; one letter of recommendation from department Chair. Please contact undergraduate academic advisor for application details.

Degree: 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

Degree: Biotechnology M.S.
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Other: Resume, 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 1 for Fall. Rolling admissions until December 1 for Spring. International students have earlier deadlines. Please refer to the Biotechnology website for program options.

Degree: Graduate Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Analytical Sciences
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Other: Resume, 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.

Degree: 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.

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

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Marine and Environmental Sciences

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

Degree: Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology Ph.D.
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Other: 100 iBT, 250 CBT, 600 PBT TOEFL score; 7.0 IELTS score; 68 PTE score
Deadline: Fall admissions only. Application deadline of December 15.

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Mathematics

Degree: Math Ph.D.
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Other: GRE Subject; TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Scores, an additional English language assessment may be required – 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.

Degree: Math M.S.
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.

Degree: Math M.S. 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 (international applicants cannot apply after May 1).
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.

Degree: Math M.S. 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 (international applicants cannot apply after May 1).
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.

Degree: 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.

Degree: Math B.S./M.S. (PlusOne)
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Other: 3.3 QPA overall; 3.7 in required math courses

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Physics

 

Degree: Physics Ph.D.
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Other: GRE Subject strongly recommended, but not required; TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Scores, an additional English language assessment may be required – Contact Department
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.

Degree: Physics M.S.
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 admissions until August 1, international applicants have an earlier deadline.

Degree: 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.

Degree: Physics B.S./M.S. (PlusOne)
Personal Statement: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 0
Other: 3.0 QPA overall

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Psychology

Degree: Psychology Ph.D.
Personal Statement: Yes
GRE General: Yes
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Other: Research Area/ Advisor name(s); Resume/C.V.; Academic writing sample; 100 iBT, 250 CBT, 600 PBT TOEFL score; 7.0 IELTS score; 68 PTE score
Deadline: Fall admissions only. January 1 deadline.

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