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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

Adapting to a Civil Engineering Work Environment as an International Student

Jennifer Dueñas López, MS’23, civil engineering, completed a bachelor’s degree in transportation and highway engineering in her home country of Colombia before moving to the Boston area. After graduating from Northeastern with a master’s degree in 2023, she returned to her co-op at HDR to work full-time.

Discovery Highlights ‘Critical Oversight’ in Perceived Security of Wireless Networks

Sherif Badran, PhD’26, electrical engineering, and ECE Professor Josep Jornet were featured in the Rice University article “Discovery Highlights ‘Critical Oversight’ in Perceived Security of Wireless Networks.”

PhD LEADERs Program Helps Alum Secure Multiple Job Offers and Shape Career Path

Burcu Özek, PhD’24, industrial engineering, credits Northeastern’s LEADERs program with helping her effectively communicate the value of her machine learning research in healthcare, leading to multiple job offers and ultimately guiding her career path.

Best Paper Runner-Up for X5G Open Testbed

ECE PhD students, and ECE and WIOT faculty and research staff received the Best Paper Runner-Up for their paper, “An Open, Programmable, Multi-Vendor 5G O-RAN Testbed With NVIDIA ARC and OpenAir Interface,” at the 2nd Workshop on Next-generation Open and Programmable Radio Access Networks (NG-OPERA).

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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