Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions

Thank you for your interest in graduate programs at Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Pursuing a graduate degree is a big step toward advancing your career and gaining new skills. We’re here to help answer your questions and make the process easy, simple, and less stressful. Whether you’re seeking a master’s, certificate, or doctoral degree, please contact us.  Your path to joining the field of healthcare at Bouvé College of Health Sciences just got easier!

We offer personalized graduate tours given by our Bouvé Graduate Ambassadors. Please let us know if you are interested and we’ll work with you to schedule a visit.

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS TEAM

Catherine HamiltonCatherine Hamilton
Senior Director, Undergraduate and Graduate Enrollment Management
617-373-3501
c.hamilton@northeastern.edu

no headshow availableIlira I. Grilli
Associate Director, Enrollment Management
617-373-7613
i.grilli@northeastern.edu

Maira AvilaMaira Avila
Customer Service Representative
617-373-2708
m.avila@northeastern.edu

Kelly NicolasKelly Nicolas
Admissions Assistant
Bouvé Graduate School
617-373-8969
k.nicolas@northeastern.edu

JULY
17

PharmD Webinar

U.S. STUDENTS: Are you a domestic applicant thinking about applying for fall 2020? Spend a half hour with pharmacy admissions coordinator at this webinar! Tips and tricks for applying via PharmCAS will be covered.

JULY
18

PharmD Webinar

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Are you thinking about applying for fall 2020? You have additional components to your application. Spend a half hour with the admissions coordinator and learn about the best ways to make your overseas applications stand out to the committee!

OCT
06

Graduate Open House

Attend our Fall Graduate Programs Open House to learn more about our 200+ master’s, certificate, PhD, and Professional Doctorate programs
October 6, 2019

Webinar: How To Afford Graduate School

Learn how you can afford graduate school. Associate Director of Graduate Aid, Robert Picariello, explains how to make financial aid work for you.

Exercise Science Webinar

Join us to learn more about the options to study Exercise Science at Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. You’ll hear from the faculty on our unique concentration in Physical Activity and Public Health.
Recorded: April 17, 2019

Special Student Application

If you are applying as a special student, please see our FAQs and fill out the form carefully.

 

Application Requirements and Deadlines

APPLICATION FEE

A $75 non-refundable application fee is required through Northeastern’s ApplyYourself system. This fee may be PAID ONLINE BY CREDIT CARD or by MAILING A CHECK.

Checks should be made out to Northeastern University, and mailed to:

Northeastern University
Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Graduate Admissions
123 Behrakis Health Science Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Blank check made out to Northeastern University

 

Application Fee Waivers

Application fee waivers may be provided to Northeastern alumni and employees, current AmeriCorps program members, and to applicants that are affiliated with the Graduate Education for Minorities (GEM) Program or the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program. Proof of affiliation to any of these programs must be submitted to the graduate admissions office for approval. Applicants that are approved for a waiver should submit the online application by choosing the “pay by check” option.

Please noteWe are unable to waive application fees for programs that are part of any of the following Centralized Application Service: CASPA, CSDCAS, NursingCAS, PharmCAS, PTCAS, SOPHAS.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

Our programs require a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation. Recommendation information is submitted electronically in the application. Our automated system will send a reference request to the e-mail addresses provided.

We do not accept recommendations and other documents from Interfolio.

 

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

A statement of purpose should briefly describe what brought you to pursue an advanced education degree in your chosen field, how you view the future of your intended field of study and what you plan to do with your degree. You may include any other information that you feel might help the admission committee learn more about you.

 

RESUMÉ

The most recent copy of your resume should be uploaded in your application.

 

TRANSCRIPTS

Applicants submitting an application through a Centralized Application System must meet the transcript requirements set by the service (typically official transcripts sent directly from the Registrar’s Office).

Applicants submitting an application via Northeastern’s ApplyYourself system should follow these guidelines:

  • Applicants may upload a scanned version of their official transcript when submitting the online application. Those transcripts will be considered unofficial and will fulfill the transcript requirement.
  • Web-based transcripts or printouts from the applicant’s student account are not accepted as unofficial transcripts.
  • Applicants will continue to have the option to submit official transcripts, however official transcripts will only be required when a student is accepted into a program.
  • Applicants should list the college from which they received their BS/BA under Institution 1 in the Education Information section of the application.

TEST REQUIREMENTS

Test requirements vary by program. Tests must have been taken within the past 5 years. For a complete list of programs and requirement, please visit Deadlines and Test Requirements.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE): A minimum score of 150 Verbal Reasoning and 150 Quantitative Reasoning is preferred.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

IELTS: TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for all applicants who do not hold a degree from U.S. institutions or institutions where English is not used. A minimum score of 7.5 in the IELTS is preferred.

Miller Analogies Test

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for all applicants who do not hold a degree from U.S. institutions or institutions where English is not used. A minimum score of 100 in the iBT TOEFL is preferred.

 

SYSTEM CODES
ApplyYourself GRE: 3629 TOEFL: 3629 GMAT: 3667 MAT: 1224
CASPA GRE: 7350 TOEFL: 3709
CSDCAS GRE:2590 TOEFL: 1220
NursingCAS GRE:2734 TOEFL: B506
PharmCAS TOEFL: 8246
PTCAS GRE:7427 TOEFL: 5312
SOPHAS GRE:7533 TOEFL: 5688

To learn more about which standardized tests are required for your program, please visit the chart below.

 

PREREQUISITES

Some programs require prerequisite courses to be completed prior to matriculation and have regulations regarding where these courses may be completed. Please visit the program web site for further details.

 

NURSING LICENSE

A U.S. nursing license is required for all nursing programs at the Master’s level or higher. International students who apply to the PhD in Nursing program may do so with an international nursing license. However, an active Massachusetts nursing license is required for all students prior to matriculation to the Nursing PhD program. The Direct Entry Nursing program does not require a nursing license.

SYSTEM TRANSCRIPT ADDRESS
ApplyYourself Northeastern University
Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Graduate Admissions
123 Behrakis Health Science Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Electronic transcripts: bouvegrad@northeastern.edu


CASPA CASPA Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9108
Watertown, MA 02471
Electronic transcripts: see CASPA Instructions


CSDCAS CSDCAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9113
Watertown, MA 02471
Electronic transcripts: see CSDCAS Instructions


NursingCAS NursingCAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471
Electronic transcripts: see NursingCAS Instructions


SYSTEM TRANSCRIPT ADDRESS
PharmCAS PharmCAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9109
Watertown, MA 02471
Electronic transcripts: see PharmCAS Instructions


PTCAS PTCAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9112
Watertown, MA 02471
Electronic transcripts: see PTCAS Instructions


SOPHAS SOPHAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9111
Watertown, MA 02471
Electronic transcripts: see SOPHAS Instructions


INTERNATIONAL STUDENT INFORMATION

Students from school systems that use English as the primary language (Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, etc.) are not required to verify their transcripts.

Applicants who have not received an undergraduate or graduate degree within the United States are required to have their transcripts evaluated by the following agencies for credentialing: World Education Services, In., Educational Credential Evaluators, or Center for Educational Documentation. (Links below.) A course-by-course, GPA and degree equivalency evaluation is required. International applicants are also required to submit the official transcript or a scanned version of the official transcript as part of their application.

Credentialing Agencies for Transcript Verification

Educational Credential Evaluators
P. O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
www.ece.org

Center for Educational Documentation
P.O. Box 170116
Boston, MA 02117
www.cedevaluations.com

World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
www.wes.org

International students whose country of origin does not use English as the primary language must take a standardized language exam.

The TOEFL or IELTS test may be waived if the applicant:

  • is from an English speaking country (Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, etc.)
  • received a degree from a US institution
  • attended a school where all courses were taught in English

Once accepted and enrollment has been confirmed, international students are required to submit an I-20 request. The I-20 request is a form that is required to obtain an F-1 nonimmigrant student or J-1 exchange visitor visa to study in a US academic institution.

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School of Health Professions

PROGRAM DEGREE TERM DEADLINE TEST REQUIRED APPLY
Applied Behavior Analysis — PlusOne BS/MS Spring 2020
Fall 2020
Dec 1, 2019
Aug 1, 2020
ApplyYourself
Applied Behavioral Analysis CAGS, Certificate, Master of Science Spring 2020
Fall 2020
Dec 1, 2019
Aug 1, 2020
ApplyYourself
Counseling Psychology PhD Fall 2020 Jan 6, 2020 GRE ApplyYourself
Counseling Psychology CAGS, Master of Science Fall 2020 Jan 15, 2020 ApplyYourself
Early Intervention Certificate Certificate Spring 2020
Fall 2020
Dec 1, 2019
Aug 1, 2020
ApplyYourself
Exercise Science Master of Science Fall 2020 Jun 1, 2020 SOPHAS
Exercise Science for Clinicians Certificate Fall 2020 Aug 1, 2020 ApplyYourself
Exercise Science/Public Health Dual Degree MS/MPH Fall 2020 May 15, 2020 GRE or MCAT SOPHAS
Health Informatics Certificate, Master of Science Spring 2020
Fall 2020
Dec 1, 2019
Aug 1, 2020
ApplyYourself
Health Informatics/Public Health Dual Degree MS/MPH Fall 2020 May 15, 2020 GRE or MCAT SOPHAS
Human Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Fall 2020 Jan 15, 2020 GRE ApplyYourself
Physical Therapy DPT Summer 2020 Nov 11, 2019 PTCAS
Physician Assistant Master of Science Fall 2020 Aug 1, 2019 CASPA
Physician Assistant/Health Informatics Dual Masters Master of Science Spring 2020 Aug 1, 2019 CASPA
Physician Assistant/MPH Dual Masters MS/MPH Spring 2020 Aug 1, 2019 CASPA
Population Health PhD Fall 2020 Dec 15, 2019 GRE SOPHAS
Public  Health MPH Spring 2020
Fall 2020
Oct 15, 2019
May 15, 2020
GRE or MCAT SOPHAS
Public Health BS/MPH BS/MPH Fall 2020 Mar 1, 2020 ApplyYourself
Public Health JD/MPH JD/MPH Fall 2020 May 15, 2020 ApplyYourself
School Psychology PhD Fall 2020 Dec 1, 2019 GRE ApplyYourself
School Psychology CAGS, Master of Science Fall 2020 Jan 6, 2020 GRE ApplyYourself
Speech-Language Pathology Master of Science Fall 2020 Jan 1, 2020 GRE CSDCAS

School of Nursing

PROGRAM DEGREE TERM DEADLINE TEST REQUIRED APPLY
Nursing PhD Fall 2020 Jun 1, 2020 GRE NursingCAS
Nursing DNP Fall 2020 May 1, 2020 NursingCAS
Nursing: Nurse Anesthesia DNP Summer 2020 Aug 1, 2019 GRE NursingCAS
Nursing: BSN – 2nd Degree BSN Spring 2020
Summer 2020
Fall 2020
Nov 18, 2019
Mar 26, 2020
Jul 13, 2020
NursingCAS
Nursing: BSN – 2nd Degree Charlotte BSN Spring 2020
Summer 2020
Fall 2020
Dec 4, 2019
Apr 3, 2020
Aug 5, 2020
NursingCAS
Nursing: Direct Entry On-Campus Master of Science Fall 2020 Dec 1, 2019 NursingCAS
Nursing: Nurse Practitioner
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP
Family Primary Care NP (No CAGS)
Pediatric Acute and Primary Care NP
Psychiatric Mental Health NP
Master of Science, CAGS Fall 2020 Mar 15, 2020 NursingCAS
Nursing: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Master of Science, CAGS Spring 2020
Summer 1 2020
Fall 2020
Dec 1, 2019
Apr 8,2020
Aug 1, 2020
NursingCAS

School of Pharmacy

PROGRAM DEGREE TERM DEADLINE TEST REQUIRED APPLY
Biomedical Science Master of Science Fall 2020 Jun 1, 2020 GRE ApplyYourself
Biomedical Science PhD Fall 2020 Dec 15, 2019 GRE ApplyYourself
Medicinal Chemistry Master of Science Fall 2020 Jun 1, 2020 GRE ApplyYourself
Medicinal Chemistry PhD Fall 2020 Dec 15, 2019 GRE ApplyYourself
Pharmaceutical Sciences Master of Science Fall 2020 Jun 1, 2020 GRE ApplyYourself
Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD Fall 2020 Dec 15, 2019 GRE ApplyYourself
Pharmacology Master of Science Fall 2020 Jun 1, 2020 GRE ApplyYourself
Pharmacology PhD Fall 2020 Dec 15, 2019 GRE ApplyYourself
Pharmacy PharmD Fall 2020 May 1, 2020 PharmCAS
Pharmacy/Public Health Direct Entry PharmD/MPH Fall 2020 May 1, 2020 PharmCAS

Non-degree Applications

PROGRAM DEGREE TERM APPLICATION DEADLINE TEST REQUIREMENTS APPLY
Special Student Non-Degree Spring 2020
Summer 2020
Fall 2020
Dec 1, 2019
Apr 1, 2020
Aug 1, 2020
Web E-form

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the application deadlines for the graduate programs at Bouvé College of Health Sciences?
Please see the full list of application deadlines in the grid above.

How do I apply to the program I wish to attend?
All Bouvé Graduate programs have an application link in the grid above.

Are unofficial transcripts accepted during the admission process?
Applicants submitting an application through a Centralized Application System must meet the transcript requirements set by the service (typically official transcripts send directly from the Registrar’s Office).

Applicants to programs using Northeastern’s ApplyYourself application may upload a scanned version of the official transcript when submitting the online application. The uploaded transcripts are considered unofficial and will fulfill the transcript requirement. Official transcripts are required when an applicant is admitted. We do not accept web-based transcripts or printouts from the applicant’s student account.

Do the graduate nursing programs have any special requirements for me to apply?
All graduate nursing programs require the successful completion of a statistics course that includes probability theory and hypothesis testing. This has to be taken within 5 years of entering the program.

Contact Information
Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

617-373-2708
bouvegrad@northeastern.edu