When to Apply

Our admissions process operates on a rolling basis, however we do recommend following the application guidelines below to ensure you can begin during your desired start term.

Application Information

Please refer to the following information as you prepare to submit your application requirements.

Transferring Credit

Graduate transfer credit is granted on a case-by-case basis and will be evaluated after acceptance to a graduate level program.

What else do I need to know? 

The documents you must submit with your application for admission vary depending on your current situation. Select the option below that matches your current situation for the complete requirements.

Doctoral Degrees

Admission to our doctoral programs is highly selective and competitive.

Each doctoral program has unique admissions requirements; visit the program pages below to view the specific requirements.

Master's Degrees

Admissions requirements include the following:

  1. Online application 
  2. Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifies your educational goals and expectations of the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose
  3. Professional resumé
  4. Unofficial undergraduate transcripts. Upon admission to the program, you must provide the official undergraduate transcript(s) in a stamped and sealed envelope from the institution(s), stating degree conferral and date
  5. Two letters of recommendation: from individuals who have either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities such as a faculty member, colleague, or mentor, preferably one from your current employer
  6. English Language Proficiency Proof: Students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
    • Official bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
    • TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson (PTE) or NU Global Exam scores

The following master's degree programs have additional admissions requirements. Visit the program pages to learn more: 

Graduate Certificates

Admissions requirements include the following: 

  1. Online application
  2. Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifies your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose
  3. Professional resumé
  4. Unofficial undergraduate transcripts: upon admission to the program, you must provide the official undergraduate transcript(s) in a stamped and sealed envelope from the institution(s), stating degree conferral and date
  5. English language proficiency proof: Students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
    • Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
    • TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson (PTE) or NU Global Exam scores 
Non-Degree

We offer personal and professional enrichment as an option if you wish to enroll in a few graduate-level courses.

Admission requirements include the following: 

  1. Online application: Select "Graduate" as level, "non-degree course enrollment" as degree, and "Personal and Professional Enrichment" as program on your application
  2. Proof of bachelor's degree completion through the following:
    • Copy of bachelor's degree diploma
    • Copy of bachelor's degree transcript
    • Official bachelor's degree transcript

Students studying in personal/professional enrichment status are not required to abide by prerequisite requirements, but should note if the desired class requires one. If you require a registration override, please contact CPS Admissions (cpsadmissions@northeastern.edu) for PPE.

If you wish to pursue a degree or certificate program in the future, you will be required to complete the formal admissions process for that program. Courses taken outside a designated program may not apply or transfer.

Make the next chapter of your life matter more.

You are about to take the first step toward joining a dynamic community of learners, visionaries, and doers. We are excited that you are considering Northeastern. Apply today to get a head start on your future.

Apply Now

Next Term Starts

Winter Graduate

Full Winter Quarter: Week of January 8, 2018 (12-week session)

Winter First-Half Session: Week of January 8, 2018 (6-week session) 

Winter Second-Half Session: Week of February 19, 2018 (6-week session) 

Talk to an Enrollment Representative

We can walk you through your program options and the application process.

Call Toll Free: 877.668.7727

Email: Contact Us

Live Chat: Chat Now