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Graduate School of Engineering

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Top-ranked, highly selective, and an R1 research university, the Graduate School of Engineering at Northeastern University combines rigorous academics with experiential learning and convergent research to prepare the next generation of engineering leaders to address the complex challenges of global society.

More than 45 Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy and Graduate Certificates are offered across five engineering departments in traditional disciplines and applied areas of study. PlusOne accelerated master’s degrees are also available for undergraduate students currently enrolled at Northeastern.

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Quick Facts - 2023

6826

Graduate Students

238

Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty (AY2024)

56000+

Alumni

3057

Co-op Employer Partners (AY2021-23)


Developing Multifaceted Engineering Leaders

Our innovative educational approach, transformative research capabilities, and world-renowned cooperative education program give students the multidisciplinary knowledge and experience to maximize their opportunity for career advancement and success in their chosen field.


Experience-Powered Learning

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Graduate students can participate in our No. 1 ranked signature cooperative education program, which combines rigorous academics with professional practice giving students up to 8 months of employment in their chosen field. Additionally, an Experiential PhD program provides PhD students opportunities such as internships, fellowships, practicums, LEADERs (combines research and professional skills in industry or public sector) and special initiative programs.

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Research Leadership


An R1 research university, Northeastern is in the top-tier for Research activity among U.S. colleges and universities, according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Participate in groundbreaking convergent research with our esteemed Faculty in 18 multidisciplinary research centers and institutes funded with eight federal agencies to push the bounds of innovation to new heights.

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Engaged and Welcoming Community

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When you join Northeastern, you join a diverse, vibrant, and welcoming community of talented students from around the world. The college has over 60 student organizations in addition to university-wide activities and resources, a PhD Network, and opportunities to participate in research, numerous events and lectures, as well as regional and national competitions, to name a few.

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Meet our Student Ambassadors


Get inside insights and information from current engineering graduate students. They can answer questions on our graduate programs and life in Boston and at our network of campuses.

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Flexibility

Our master’s programs have electives and concentrations, as well as a thesis option, while some PhD programs have tracks. Students can choose research areas and experiential learning opportunities that align with their interests. An interdisciplinary PhD program is also available. Select programs are offered part-time, online or in hybrid formats.

Graduate Certificates

A Graduate Certificate is another way for students to personalize their path with a specialization in an area of their choice. Over 15 graduate certificates are available. Certificates can be taken in addition to or in combination with a master’s degree, or provide a pathway to a master’s degree in Northeastern’s College of Engineering. Certificates are also available for PhD students. Students should consult with their faculty advisor regarding these options.

Locations

Programs are offered in Boston, Massachusetts—known for high-tech, biotech, and academia—and some are also offered in innovation hubs across Northeastern’s global network in the U.S. and in Canada.

Join the next generation of engineering leaders.

Recent Student News

A Journey in Data Science and Analytics

Shivam Negi, MS’18, information systems, had a passion for data science. As a student, he was a research assistant contributing to funded projects for international organizations such as the United Nations. He also had a co-op as a data analyst at Boston Children’s Hospital. Today, he is a senior manager of data science and analytics at Walmart.

Leveraging Technology to Solve Real-World Problems

Rishi Parpyani, MS’23, information systems, had a co-op at Peapod as a technology architect. He is now a product data analyst at LP Analyst, a company that provides a cloud-based private asset portfolio management platform. 

Researching Data for Life-Cycle Assessments and Chemical Sustainability

CEE Associate Professor Matthew Eckelman and Abhijeet Parvatker, PhD’21, chemical engineering, collaborated on research about how the health care industry contributes to national and global emissions. This research later led Parvatker to pursue a consultant managing role at Sphera Solutions.

2024 COE Outstanding Graduate Student Awards

The COE Outstanding Graduate Student Awards for 2024 recognize graduate students for their exceptional achievements in research, teaching, leadership, and service.

Graduate School of Engineering

130 Snell Engineering Center
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115, USA

Phone: 617.373.2711

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