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Graduate School of Engineering

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. By involving students in many levels of research, encouraging collaboration across departments, and partnering across the university and with outside institutions and organizations, Northeastern engineering graduate students gain a rich education in their chosen field.

 

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Quick Facts - 2018

4186

Graduate Students

185

Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty (2019)

45,000

Alumni

850+

Co-op Employer Partners


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 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 17 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

When you join Northeastern, you join a diverse, vibrant, and welcoming community of talented students from around the world. The College has over 50 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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Flexible Programs & Locations

Our master’s programs have electives and concentrations, as well as a thesis option, while some PhD programs have tracks to enable students to focus on areas of most interest to them. An interdisciplinary PhD program is also available.

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. Additionally, master’s programs can be combined with a Gordon Engineering Leadership certificate. Students should consult with their faculty advisor regarding these options.

Program formats include traditional full-time, part-time, on-campus, online, and hybrid options to meet student needs. Programs are offered in Boston, Massachusetts—known for high-tech, biotech, and academia—and some are also offered in innovation regional hubs at our locations in Seattle, Washington, and in Silicon Valley in California.

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Zach Rogers, a Chemical Engineering PhD student in Prof. Sidi Bencherif’s Lab, was selected to join Northeastern University’s NSF I-Corps Program with his proposal, “Hypoxia-inducing cryogels as a fast and inexpensive technology for hypoxic cell culture conditions”.

David Medina, a doctoral student at Northeastern, is using bacteria to produce nanoparticles that are particularly effective at killing whatever type of cell was used to create them, including strains of bacteria that are resistant to traditional antibiotics. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Treating Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

ChE Professor Thomas Webster and his colleagues are using bacteria to develop nanoparticles that will combat antibiotic-resistant infections.

ChE PhD students Bahram Saleh & Caterina Bartomeu Garcia are Finalists for Graduate Student Competition in Microbiointerface Research

Chemical Engineering PhD students Bahram Saleh and Caterina Bartomeu Garcia, from Professor Thomas Webster’s nanomedicine lab, have been called finalists for the upcoming AIChE 2019 annual meeting podium graduate student award competition in  Microbiointerface Research.  The students will be judged for the quality of the presentations and research on microbial interaction with biomedical interfaces.

Graduate School of Engineering

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

Phone: 617.373.2711
Fax: 617.373.2501

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