Graduate Student Services

Graduate Student Services is an academic resource in the College of Engineering which, in conjunction with university faculty and staff, facilitates the academic processes of course registration, graduation clearance, academic probation, academic review of Office of Global Studies forms, and administration of funding. Graduate Student Services recognizes the critical role our advising team plays in the transitional process students go through at Northeastern University and we are committed to meeting a diverse set of needs to assist in students’ success and achievements.

Academic Advising

The Academic Advisors in the Graduate Student Services office can help answer many of your questions and assist with various concerns regarding your program and student record.

Graduate students are expected to be professional and respectful at all times in their interactions with the Graduate School of Engineering staff. Please review a summary of these expectations.


If you would like to connect with your Boston Graduate Student Services Academic Advisor, we offer the following services:

  • Many questions can be answered quickly if you email your Academic Advising Department contact listed below. Please be sure to include your NUID and a detailed account of your questions.
  • Virtual Drop-in Advising Hours Spring 2023 – January 11th 2023 to April 27th  2023
    Graduate Engineering students can drop in without an appointment to ask an advisor a question! Students attending the hours must log in to Zoom with their NU credentials.
  • One on one advising appointments
    Graduate Engineering students, you can schedule a 20 minute virtual or in-person appointment to meet with your assigned academic advisor via Navigate. (See Navigate Instructions).
  • Accelerated Bachelor/Graduate Engineering students who are still in undergraduate standing, please email the Academic Advising Department contact listed below. Please be sure to include your NUID and a detailed account of your questions.
Bioengineering
Contact Bioengineering Academic Advisors
Degree ProgramDegreeConcentrationProgram Contact
BioengineeringMSAll ConcentrationsShiaoming Shi
BioengineeringPhDN/AQianqian Fang
Chemical Engineering
Contact Chemical Engineering Academic Advisors
Degree ProgramDegreeConcentrationProgram Contact
Chemical EngineeringMSN/AEno E. Ebong
Chemical EngineeringPhDN/AEno E. Ebong
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Contact Civil and Environmental Engineering Academic Advisors
Degree ProgramDegreeConcentrationProgram Contact
Civil and Environmental EngineeringMS/PhDData and SystemsAmy Mueller
Civil and Environmental EngineeringMS/PhDConstruction ManagementQi Ryan Wang
Civil and Environmental EngineeringMS/PhDGeotechnical/ Geoenvironmental EngineeringMishac Yegian
Civil and Environmental EngineeringMS/PhDStructuresLuca Caracoglia
Civil and Environmental EngineeringMS/PhDTransportationPeter Furth
Civil and Environmental EngineeringMS/PhDWater, Environmental, and Coastal SystemsEd Beighley
Engineering & Public PolicyMSN/AMatthew Eckelman
Environmental EngineeringMSN/AMatthew Eckelman
Interdisciplinary PhDPhDN/AJim Chen
Sustainable Building SystemsMSN/ADavid Fannon
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact Electrical and Computer Engineering Academic Advisors*
*except MS in Robotics with Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering concentrations
If you are a student interested in registering for an ECE course and need a Registration Override Form, please list Assistant Director of Graduate Programs, Abby Hegarty, as both the program contact and course instructor on the form. Abby Hegarty will facilitate the process for the ECE Department and the course instructor to review your form.
Degree ProgramDegreeConcentrationProgram Contact
Computer EngineeringPhDN/AAbby Hegarty
CybersecurityPhDN/AFaculty Research Advisor
Data ScienceMSN/ADavid Kaeli
Electrical and Computer EngineeringMSAll ConcentrationsAbby Hegarty
Electrical EngineeringPhDN/AAbby Hegarty
Electrical and Computer Engineering LeadershipMSN/AAbby Hegarty
Internet of ThingsMSN/AStefano Basagni and Josep M Jornet
Robotics (Contact Khoury Academic Advisors)MSComputer ScienceLawson Wong
RoboticsMSElectrical and Computer EngineeringHanu Singh
Robotics (Contact MIE Academic Advisors)MSMechanical EngineeringRifat Sipahi
Wireless and Network EngineeringMSN/AStefano Basagni and Josep M Jornet
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Contact Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Academic Advisors
Degree ProgramDegreeConcentrationProgram Contact
Advanced and Intelligent ManufacturingMSN/AHongli (Julie) Zhu and
Xiaoning “Sarah” Jin
Data Analytics EngineeringMSN/ASrinivasan Radhakrishnan
Energy SystemsMSN/AMo Taslim
Energy Systems – Academic LinkMSN/AMo Taslim
Engineering ManagementMSN/AHimlona Palikhe
Human FactorsMSN/AYingzi Lin
Industrial EngineeringMSN/AChun-An “Joe” Chou and Xiaoning “Sarah” Jin
Industrial EngineeringPhDN/AChun-An “Joe” Chou and Xiaoning “Sarah” Jin
Mechanical EngineeringMSGeneral Mechanical EngineeringMarilyn Minus
Mechanical EngineeringPhDN/AME Concentration Faculty Advisor
Mechanical EngineeringMS/PhDMaterials ScienceYung Joon Jung
Mechanical EngineeringMS/PhDMechanics and DesignCraig Maloney
Mechanical EngineeringMS/PhDMechatronicsRifat Sipahi
Mechanical EngineeringMS/PhDThermofluidsMo Taslim
Operations ResearchMSN/AChun-An “Joe” Chou and Xiaoning “Sarah” Jin
Multidisciplinary Engineering Programs
Contact Multidisciplinary Engineering Academic Advisors
Degree ProgramDegreeConcentrationProgram Contact
Computer Systems EngineeringMSN/AErin Macri
Cyber-Physical SystemsMSN/APeter O’Reilly
Data Architecture ManagementMSN/AErin Macri
Information SystemsMSN/AErin Macri
Information Systems – Bridge ProgramMSN/AErin Macri
Software Engineering SystemsMSN/AErin Macri
Telecommunication NetworksMSN/APeter O’Reilly
Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs
Degree ProgramDegreeContact Academic AdvisorProgram Contact
CybersecurityPhDElectrical and Computer Engineering Academic AdvisorsFaculty Research Advisor
Interdisciplinary PhDPhDContact the Academic Advisors from your home departmentFaculty Research Advisor
Product DevelopmentMSMechanical and Industrial Engineering Academic AdvisorsMark Sivak
The Roux Institute – Portland, ME
Contact Roux Institute Academic Advisor

If you are a student interested in registering for an EECE course and it requires a Registration Override Form, please list Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Abby Hegarty, as both the program contact and course instructor on the form. Abby Hegarty will facilitate the process for the ECE Department and the course instructor to review your form.

Degree ProgramDegreeConcentrationProgram Contact
Electrical and Computer EngineeringMSComputer Networks and SecurityAbby Hegarty
San Jose, CA
Contact San Jose Academic Advisor
Degree ProgramDegreeConcentrationProgram Contact
Cyber-Physical SystemsMSN/APeter O’Reilly
Information SystemsMSN/AErin Macri
Information Systems – Bridge ProgramMSN/AErin Macri
Seattle, WA
Contact Seattle Academic Advisor
Degree ProgramDegreeConcentrationProgram Contact
Data Analytics EngineeringMSN/ASrinivasan Radhakrishnan
Data Architecture ManagementMSN/AErin Macri
Information SystemsMSN/AErin Macri
Information Systems – Bridge ProgramMSN/AErin Macri
Toronto, Canada
Contact Toronto Academic Advisor
Degree ProgramDegreeConcentrationProgram Contact
Information SystemsMSN/AErin Macri
Vancouver, Canada
Contact Vancouver Academic Advisor
Degree ProgramDegreeConcentrationProgram Contact
Data Analytics EngineeringMSN/ASrinivasan Radhakrishnan

The table below is a handy resource whenever you have a question! The advisors in Graduate Student Services can help you with many concerns, but we are not always the best resource to contact. Please review the table below for some common concerns, but please know that this is not an exhaustive list.

What your Graduate Student Services Academic Advisor can help you with:What your Program Contact can help you with:What your OGS Advisor can help you with (international students):
  • Registration errors and issues
  • Issues with the student degree audit
  • Academic probation and academic standing concerns
  • Questions about GSS forms
  • General questions and concerns (If you aren’t sure where to go, we can help!)
  • Specific questions about courses (content, assignments, grading, etc.)
  • Signatures for Standard Petition forms and Registration Override Request forms
  • Questions about independent study, Master’s Thesis/Project, Dissertation
  • Advice on course selection for a particular career path or area of interest
  • Questions about F-1 visa compliance
  • Specific concerns about securing OPT, Pre-OPT, and CPT
  • Taking a leave of absence