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Deadlines & Required Materials

Fall 2016 scholarships for CSSH certificate and masters programs still available – apply by August 15th!

 

Applicants must submit the online application and all required admission materials no later than the stated deadlines to be considered for admission. Please note that some programs only accept students in the fall term.

Deadlines

Applicants must submit the online application and all required admission materials (found in the Required Materials section below) no later than the stated deadlines to be considered for admission.

Fall Term
January 10: PhD program (deadline)
February 1: Masters applicants (priority deadline)
June 15: Masters applicants (international)
August 15: Masters and Certificate applicants (non-international)
August 25: Special Student applicants (non-international only)

Spring Term
October 1: Masters applicants (international)
December 1: Masters and Certificate applicants (non-international)
December 15: Special Student applicants (non-international only)

Summer 1 Term
April 1: MPA and MS in Urban and Regional Policy applicants (non-international)

Summer 2 Term
June 1: MPA (non-international)

Required Materials

All required application materials must be uploaded and/or received by the stated deadlines in order for the application to be considered.

Certificate applicants only need to provide items 1, 2, 3, 4, 8 and one letter of recommendation. Please note that CSSH certificate programs do not meet compliance eligibility requirements for F-1 and J-1 visa classifications.

Special Student applicants only need to provide items 1-4.

 

Required Materials:
1.    Application – ApplyNow
2.    Application fee – US $75.00
3.    Personal Statement
4.    Unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended *

Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded to the ApplyYourself system as part of the application. If admitted, students will have 30 days after classes start to provide an official copy of all degree-bearing transcripts. If official transcripts are uploaded into ApplyYourself, these may be deemed sufficient.

5.    Three Letters of Recommendation for all degree programs submitted online via ApplyYourself.

6.    GRE General Scores (Please upload unofficial copies or send an official copy using ETS institution code is 3682. Uploaded unofficial copies will result in faster application processing.)

Except for the following program, in which the GRE exam is strongly encouraged for applicants with less than 3 years professional experience:

7.    Writing Sample

8.    Resumé

9.    Special Questions – as noted on the Supplementary Section

10.    English proficiency for all international applicants

* Send official transcripts (only upon enrollment) to:
Graduate Office
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Northeastern University
180 Renaissance Park
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Please note that materials submitted for admission consideration are university property and will not be returned to the  applicant.