Yes, that is possible. The individually –designed program is for the student who wishes to pursue graduate study in an area that substantially overlaps two or more academic disciplines. In such cases, an interdisciplinary program may be designed by the student in conjunction with appropriate faculty at Northeastern. The program must correspond in scope and depth to regular degree standards, but need not agree exactly with the regulations of individual programs.
Application for admission to an interdisciplinary program consists of the admissions material required for graduate study plus a carefully thought out written proposal describing the areas of proposed study and research as well as the qualifying and comprehensive examinations to be used. The proposal may be part of the initial application for admission to graduate study at Northeastern, or it may be submitted by a student already enrolled. In either case, the admission material should be prepared in consultation with the program's graduate coordinator or the faculty advisor.
In the case of master's programs and certificates of advanced graduate study, the admissions material and proposal may be directed to a graduate degree-granting unit or to the director of the graduate school, who will direct it to the appropriate academic unit. In either case, admission to interdisciplinary study requires favorable recommendation by all units involved, one of which must be chosen by the applicant as the registration base.
In the case of doctoral study, the admissions material and proposal may be directed to a doctoral degree-granting unit or to the director of the graduate school, who will direct it to the appropriate academic unit. In either case, admission to interdisciplinary doctoral study requires favorable recommendation by all units involved. The doctoral degree-granting unit becomes the registration base of the student.Topics: Coursework, Current Students, Interdisciplinary, Master's, PhD, Prospective Students