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.

The Graduate Student Services Academic Advisors offer individual appointments and virtual office hours.  Please review the Graduate School of Engineering Appointments & Advising Policies. 

Topics best for Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours
(Drop-in hours limited to 10 minutes)
Topics best for pre-scheduled individual appointments
(20 minutes)
  • Registration errors and issues
  • Questions about GSS Forms
  • Apply to Graduate questions
  • Holds on students’ records
  • Academic Probation/ Subject to Dismissal
  • Graduation Clearance
  • PlusOne students advising
  • Review and resolve student degree audit issues (DARS)

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.
  • The Graduate School of Engineering offers virtual drop-in advising hours on the dates and times listed below. During the virtual office hours, students will meet with an advisor in a breakout room for their privacy.
    Graduate Engineering students can drop in without appointment to ask an advisor a question! Students attending the hours must log in to Zoom with their NU credentials. Upon joining, you will need to submit a response to a survey in order to connect with an Academic Advisor.
    To join on the dates and times listed below, please click on this Virtual Drop-In Advising link.

    • Thursday, May 23rd 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
    • Thursday, June 6th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
    • Thursday, June 20th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
    • Thursday, July 18th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
    • Thursday, August 1st 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
    • Thursday, August 15th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

    Please note: Fall 2024 virtual drop-in advising hours will be released the week of August 19.

  • Fall 2024 new students will be able to schedule individual advising appointments the first week in October 2024. In the meantime, new students can attend virtual drop-in advising hours and email their academic advisor.
  • 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).
  • PhD students who have academic advising questions, please email coe-phd-gradadvising@northeastern.edu.  Please be sure to include your home department, NUID and a detailed account of your questions.
  • 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 ConcentrationsMichael Jaeggli
BioengineeringPhDN/AChiara Bellini
Chemical Engineering
Contact Chemical Engineering Academic Advisors
Degree ProgramDegreeConcentrationProgram Contact
Chemical EngineeringMSN/AAdam Ekenseair
Chemical EngineeringPhDN/AEno E. Ebong
Pharmaceutical EngineeringMSN/AAdam Ekenseair
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 EngineeringCraig Shillaber
Civil and Environmental EngineeringMS/PhDStructuresMichael Kane
Civil and Environmental EngineeringMS/PhDTransportationPeter Furth
Civil and Environmental EngineeringMS/PhDWater, Environmental, and Coastal SystemsEd Beighley
Climate Science and EngineeringMSN/AMatthew Eckelman
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
Degree ProgramDegreeConcentrationProgram Contact
Computer EngineeringPhDN/APeter Krafka
CybersecurityPhDN/AFaculty Research Advisor
Data ScienceMSN/ADavid Kaeli
Electrical and Computer EngineeringMSAll ConcentrationsPeter Krafka
Electrical EngineeringPhDN/APeter Krafka
Electrical and Computer Engineering LeadershipMSN/APeter Krafka
Internet of ThingsMSN/APeter Krafka
Robotics (Contact Khoury Academic Advisor, Marie Poudiougou)MSComputer ScienceLawson Wong
RoboticsMSElectrical and Computer EngineeringHanu Singh
RoboticsMSMechanical EngineeringRifat Sipahi
Wireless and Network EngineeringMSN/APeter Krafka
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/ASivarit (Tony) Sultornsanee
Energy SystemsMSN/AMo Taslim
Energy Systems – Academic LinkMSN/AMo Taslim
Engineering ManagementMSN/AHimlona Palikhe
Human FactorsMSN/AYingzi Lin
Industrial EngineeringMSN/AJacqueline Griffin
Industrial EngineeringPhDN/AJacqueline Griffin
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/AJacqueline Griffin
Multidisciplinary Engineering Programs
Contact Multidisciplinary Engineering Academic Advisors
Degree ProgramDegreeConcentrationProgram Contact
Computer Systems EngineeringMSN/AErin Macri
Cyber-Physical SystemsMSN/ARolando Herrero
Data Architecture ManagementMSN/AErin Macri
Information SystemsMSN/AErin Macri
Information Systems – Bridge ProgramMSN/AErin Macri
Software Engineering SystemsMSN/AErin Macri
Telecommunication NetworksMSN/ARolando Herrero
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
  • 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).
Arlington, Virginia
Contact Arlington Academic Advisor
Degree ProgramDegreeConcentrationProgram Contact
Information SystemsMSN/AErin Macri
Software Engineering SystemsMSN/AErin Macri
Blockchain and Smart Contract EngineeringCertN/AErin Macri
Software Engineering SystemsCertN/AErin Macri
Oakland, CA
Contact Oakland Academic Advisor
Degree ProgramDegreeConcentrationProgram Contact
Information SystemsMSN/AErin Macri
Information Systems – Bridge ProgramMSN/AErin Macri
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 Assistant Director of Graduate Programs, Peter Krafka, as both the program contact and course instructor on the form. Peter Krafka 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 SecurityPeter Krafka
Silicon Valley, CA
Contact Silicon Valley Academic Advisor

Information Systems, Information Systems – Bridge Program students please list the Assistant Director of Academic Operations, Erin Macri as the program contact on DocuSign forms. For the Registration Override Request Form, please list Erin Macri, as the Instructor and the Program Contact.  Incomplete Grade Contract needs to be submitted by the student to the course instructor for approval.

Degree ProgramDegreeConcentrationProgram Contact
Information SystemsMSN/AErin Macri
Information Systems – Bridge ProgramMSN/AErin Macri
Seattle, WA
Contact Seattle Academic Advisor

Data Architecture Management, Information Systems, Information Systems – Bridge Program, students please list the Assistant Director of Academic Operations, Erin Macri as the program contact on DocuSign forms. For the Registration Override Request Form, please list Erin Macri, as the Instructor and the Program Contact.  Incomplete Grade Contract needs to be submitted by the student to the course instructor for approval.

Degree ProgramDegreeConcentrationProgram Contact
Data Analytics EngineeringMSN/ASivarit (Tony) Sultornsanee
Data Architecture ManagementMSN/AErin Macri
Electrical and Computer EngineeringMSComputer Vision, Machine Learning, and AlgorithmsPeter Krafka
Electrical and Computer EngineeringMSHardware and Software for Machine IntelligencePeter Krafka
Information SystemsMSN/AErin Macri
Information Systems – Bridge ProgramMSN/AErin Macri
Toronto, Canada
Contact Toronto Academic Advisor

Information Systems students please list the Assistant Director of Academic Operations, Erin Macri as the program contact on DocuSign forms. For the Registration Override Request Form, please list Erin Macri, as the Instructor and the Program Contact.  Incomplete Grade Contract needs to be submitted by the student to the course instructor for approval.

Degree ProgramDegreeConcentrationProgram Contact
Cyber-Physical SystemsMSN/ARolando Herrero
Information SystemsMSN/AErin Macri
Vancouver, Canada
Contact Vancouver Academic Advisor
Degree ProgramDegreeConcentrationProgram Contact
Data Analytics EngineeringMSN/ASivarit (Tony) Sultornsanee

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):What the Graduate Co-op Team can help you with:
  • 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
  • Co-op eligibility requirements
  • Questions about the intent to co-op process
  • Understanding the search procedure and timeline
  • Co-op policies and guidelines
  • Job search strategies and workshops


1. Academic Advisor 2. Senior Academic Advisor 3. Assistant Director - Academic Advising 4. Director of Graduate Student Services 5. Associate Dean of Graduate or PhD Education

If you are struggling to find a solution to an issue that falls under academic advising by working with your Advisor, please follow the steps below to escalate your case to the next level of leadership within Graduate Student Services.

Please note that if you escalate yourself outside of this pathway your concerns will be redirected to follow the published pathway. Going outside the pathway may cause delays in the resolution of your concerns. Your advising team is here to support you however we can and will assist you in escalating as needed.

Please note it is the responsibility of the student to adhere to the Code of Student Conduct in all your communications with student services.

It is recognized that all members of an academic community, individually and collectively, have a right to express their views publicly on any issue; however, the University insists that all such expressions be peaceful and orderly, conducted in a manner consistent with the Code and University policies, and in such a way that University business and respectful academic discourse are not unduly disrupted Any bullying, harassment, or derogatory language is not tolerated under the code of student conduct.

  • Step 1
    • Sometimes, things can get lost in translation via email. If you have not done so already, please start this process by scheduling a call with your Advisor to discuss your concerns.
    • You may schedule an appointment with your Advisor through Navigate.
      • You can find your Advisor listed on your student portal, please reach out to coe-gradadvising@northeastern.edu if you are not sure who your Advisor is or are not sure how to set an appointment.
      • If you can’t schedule an appointment with your advisor for any reason, please send an email to coe-gradadvising@northeastern.edu with the subject line “Requesting to Escalate”
  • Step 2
    • If your concerns cannot be resolved by your Academic Advisor, you can request to escalate to the next level of leadership within student services.
    • Please ask to escalate with your Academic Advisor, and someone from the next level of leadership will contact you within 2 business days to discuss your concerns.
    • Please note that your assigned Advisor may be a Senior Advisor or Assistant Director, but you can still escalate from your assigned Advisor if you’re not able to resolve your concerns with them directly.
  • Step 3
    • Work with the next level of leadership to resolve your concerns.