Prospective Student

Prospective Student

How many students are admitted to graduate programs in English each year?

Each year, we admit 10-15 new students to the graduate programs.

What is the GRE code for Northeastern’s Graduate School?

The GRE code for Northeastern’s Graduate School is 3682.

Is there a minimum GRE score for admission?

We don’t have a GRE or GPA minimum, and we evaluate all parts of the application in the context of the whole.

What is the minimum TOEFL required for admission?

For acceptance into a graduate program, the minimum TOEFL score is 213 (computer-based test) or 79-80 (internet based-test).

How will I know if all my materials have been received?

The online application system allows you to log-in and check the status of your application at any time. More information can be found on the Graduate School’s Admissions FAQ page.

Do you have programs for teachers of ESL?

The English Department does not offer programs for teachers of ESL. Information on a related NEU graduate certificate program can be found at the College of Professional Studies webpage.

Do you offer an MA in technical and professional writing?

The English Department no longer offers the Master in Technical and Professional Writing degree program, but a related program is offered through the College of Professional Studies.

How can I indicate interest in both the PhD and MA programs when I apply?

If you would like your application to be considered for both the Ph.D. and M.A. programs, please submit an application to the Ph.D. program and express your interest in both programs in your personal statement.

Where can I find more information about financial awards, assistantships, and aid?

Information about Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Student Scholarships, and financial aid can be found here.