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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. 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 - 2021

4584

Graduate Students

195+

Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty (2020)

45000+

Alumni

2025

Co-op Employer Partners (2019-21)


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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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.

Join the next generation of engineering leaders.

Recent Student News

Henry Luce Foundation Awards Prestigious Clare Boothe Luce Graduate Fellowships To Northeastern University

Northeastern University is honored to be the recipient of an award from the Clare Boothe Luce Program for Women in STEM to support fellowships for women pursuing a Ph.D. in Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Engineering or Physics. Since its first grants in 1989, the Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program for Women in STEM has become the […]

ECE PhD Student Wins IEEE CDC Outstanding Student Paper Award

Electrical engineering student Jared Miller, PhD’23, advised by Professor Mario Sznaier, won CDC Outstanding Student Paper Award at the 2021 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control for his paper “Peak Estimation for Uncertain and Switched Systems.”

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ECE Wins NVIDIA CCS Best Student Paper Award

ECE Professor Y. Raymond Fu and his computer engineering students Songyao Jiang, PhD’22, Hongfu Liu, PhD’18, and Yue Wu, PhD’19, received the “NVIDIA CCS Best Student Paper Award” from IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG) 2021.

Collaborative Work Between Cognitive Systems Laboratory and MERL Wins at NeurIPS 2021 BEETL Competition

Khoury computer science student Niklas Smedemark-Margulies, PhD’23, and his advisor ECE Professor Deniz Erdogmus were part of the Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) Signal Processing team that placed first in the cross-subject transfer learning task and fourth place overall at the NeurIPS 2021 BEETL AI Challenge for EEG Transfer Learning.

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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