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Northeastern offers more than 200 online, in-class, and hybrid graduate degree and certificate programs across 20 different areas of study, meaning there are countless ways for prospective students to achieve their personal and professional goals.
The graduate admissions process varies by program or college. Prospective students should research their program of interest to learn about that program’s specific requirements and deadlines.
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Ready to apply? Application requirements vary by college and program. To review these details, visit any program page and reference the section titled “Admissions.” You can also visit the college websites below for more detailed information about the application process. Not sure what program you’re interested in? Explore all our graduate programs.
|Apply to the College of Arts, Media and Design|
|Apply to the D’Amore-McKim School of Business|
|Apply to the Khoury College of Computer Sciences|
|Apply to the College of Engineering|
|Apply to the Bouvé College of Health Sciences|
|Apply to the School of Law|
|Apply to the College of Professional Studies|
|Apply to the College of Science|
|Apply to the College of Social Sciences and Humanities|
General Application Requirements
All graduate applicants need to submit the following:
- Online application form
- Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended
- Personal statement, detailing your interest in the program and goals
- Read our blog post on how to write a strong statement of purpose
- Non-refundable application fee of $75 to $100 (if required)
- One to three letters of recommendation
- Professional resumé and/or curriculum vitae
- Official GRE, LSAT, or GMAT scores (If required by your program)
International Application Requirements
Students for whom English is not their native language must complete the steps above, but also:
- Submit proof of English proficiency including official TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo exam scores based on your college’s requirements. Please note required scores vary by program.
- To learn more about English proficiency exam requirement waivers, please contact your college admissions office directly.
If you are applying to a business, social sciences, engineering, mathematics, or science program, and your proficiency in the English language does not meet the minimum requirement, you may apply to the university’s Global Pathways program. This program will help you improve your English language skills and academic knowledge before enrolling in your program of choice.
If you still have questions about the application process, or would like to learn more about our programs:
- Visit our Get Advice page for helpful tips, including how to connect with our admissions team to get your questions answered
- Explore our graduate degrees to find a program tailored to your personal career goals