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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
[email protected]

no headshow availableIlira I. Grilli
Associate Director, Enrollment Management
617-373-7613
[email protected]

Maira AvilaMaira Avila
Customer Service Representative
617-373-2708
[email protected]

Kelly NicolasKelly Nicolas
Enrollment Management Operations Administrator
Bouvé Graduate School
617-373-8969
[email protected]

no headshow availableAysia Thomas
Graduate Administrative Coordinator, Enrollment Management
617-373-5373
[email protected]

Upcoming Events

SEPT
28
29
30

Graduate Virtual Open House

For three days, you’ll be able to join our virtual open house on your schedule.

A combination of on-demand videos and live informational sessions lets you connect with faculty, staff, students, and admissions representatives to learn more about the university and how we can help your academic journey and career.

Sept 28 – 30, 2021
Online

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS TEAM

Catherine HamiltonCatherine Hamilton
Senior Director, Undergraduate and Graduate Enrollment Management
617-373-3501
[email protected]

no headshow availableIlira I. Grilli
Associate Director, Enrollment Management
617-373-7613
[email protected]

Maira AvilaMaira Avila
Customer Service Representative
617-373-2708
[email protected]

Kelly NicolasKelly Nicolas
Enrollment Management Operations Administrator
Bouvé Graduate School
617-373-8969
[email protected]

no headshow availableAysia Thomas
Graduate Administrative Coordinator, Enrollment Management
617-373-5373
[email protected]

Upcoming Events

SEPT
28
29
30

Graduate Virtual Open House

For three days, you’ll be able to join our virtual open house on your schedule.

A combination of on-demand videos and live informational sessions lets you connect with faculty, staff, students, and admissions representatives to learn more about the university and how we can help your academic journey and career.

Sept 28 – 30, 2021
Online

JUN
17

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Coffee Chat

Speak with a faculty member, the director of enrollment management, and a student ambassador to gain a deeper understanding of what our program at Northeastern is really like and how to apply. Get all your questions answered.

June 17, 2021
6 – 7 (EST), via Zoom

JUN
22

Health Informatics

Thinking about doing our master’s in Health Informatics? Join us and learn more about what it’s like to be a student, how to apply, and how it can impact your career. Get all your questions answered.

June 22, 2021
Noon (EST)

JUL
21

Direct Entry Nursing

Join us to learn more about our program, application process, and life as a nursing student at Northeastern. Take a deeper look and get your questions answered.

July 21, 2021
Noon (EST)

JUL
21

Direct Entry PharmD

Got questions about your PharmD Direct Entry application? Learn how to make it stand out from the competition with advice from our Admissions Coordinator, who has many years of experience advising PharmD applicants.

July 21, 2021
11 AM (EST)

JUL
28

Day in the Life of a Pharmacist

Mark Yorra, Ph.D., is a Senior Cooperative Education Faculty and Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Northeastern University. He will give attendees a behind-the-scenes look at a day in his life. Sign up for his 20-minute Zoom webinar with a Q and A at the end.

July 28, 2021
1 PM (EST)

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

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

The preferred payment for the Application Fee is PAID ONLINE BY CREDIT CARD.

 

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 Academic 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

 

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
PharmGrad GRE: 3110 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.

 

DEPOSITS

Please note Bouvé’s policy is that all deposits are non-refundable. Deposits are necessary due to the widespread interest in our programs and to ensure that all available openings are filled by qualified applicants. Deposits will be fully applied to your tuition during the first semester of registration.

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: [email protected]


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

Applicants who have degree coursework from institutions outside of the United States must submit a credential evaluation from one of the agencies listed below.  We require the iCAP WES package that evaluates your transcripts course by course. Transcript evaluations will allow our reviewers to better understand the educational system in which you studied, which may be beneficial for your application review.

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

Proof of English Proficiency is required for all applicants and for all programs in one of the following forms:

  • Degree earned or in progress at an U.S. institution
  • Degree earned or in progress at an institution where English is the only language of instruction (this must be listed on the institution’s transcript)
  • Official exam scores from either TOEFL or IELTS Academic (school codes listed in chart below)
    • A minimum score of 100 in the iBT TOEFL is preferred
    • A minimum score of 7.5 in the IELTS ​Academic is preferred
Application CODES
ApplyYourself TOEFL: 3629
CASPA TOEFL: 3709
CSDCAS TOEFL: 1220
NursingCAS TOEFL: B506
PharmCAS TOEFL: 8246
PharmGrad TOEFL: 3110
PTCAS TOEFL: 5312
SOPHAS TOEFL: 5688

Once a student has been 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.

JUMP TO:
Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences Community Health and Behavioral Sciences Nursing Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Non-degree Application

School of Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences

PROGRAM DEGREE TERM DEADLINE TEST REQUIRED APPLY
Human Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Priority
Fall 2022
Dec 6, 2021
June 1, 2022
GRE ApplyYourself
Human Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences Master of Science Fall 2022 Aug 1, 2022 GRE optional ApplyYourself
Physical Therapy DPT Summer 2022 Oct 1, 2021 GRE optional PTCAS
Physician Assistant Master of Science Fall 2022 Aug 1, 2022 GRE not required CASPA
Physician Assistant/Health Informatics Dual Masters Master of Science Spring 2022 Aug 1, 2022 GRE not required CASPA
Physician Assistant/MPH Dual Masters MS/MPH Spring 2022 Aug 1, 2022 GRE not required CASPA
Speech-Language Pathology Master of Science Fall 2022 Jan 15, 2022 GRE not required CSDCAS

School of Community Health and Behavioral Sciences

PROGRAM DEGREE TERM DEADLINE TEST REQUIRED APPLY
Applied Behavior Analysis — PlusOne BS/MS Spring 2022
Fall 2022
Dec 1, 2021
Aug 1, 2022
GRE not required ApplyYourself
Applied Behavior Analysis CAGS, Certificate, Master of Science Spring 2022
Fall 2022
Dec 1, 2021
Aug 1, 2022
GRE not required ApplyYourself
Applied Psychology Master of Science Fall 2022 Jan 15, 2022 GRE not required ApplyYourself
Applied Psychology — Plus One BS/MS Fall 2022 Mar 15, 2022 GRE not required ApplyYourself
Counseling Psychology CAGS, Master of Science Fall 2022 Jan 15, 2022 GRE not required ApplyYourself
Counseling Psychology PhD Fall 2022 Jan 6, 2022
Dec 6, 2021
GRE optional ApplyYourself
Early Intervention Certificate Certificate Fall 2022 Aug 1, 2022 GRE not required ApplyYourself
Exercise Science Master of Science Fall 2022 Priority:

Mar 1, 2022

Final:

Aug 1, 2022

GRE not required SOPHAS
Exercise Science — PlusOne Master of Science Fall 2022 Priority: Mar 1, 2022
Final: Aug 1, 2022
GRE not required ApplyYourself
Exercise Science for Clinicians Certificate Fall 2022 Aug 1, 2022 GRE not required ApplyYourself
Exercise Science/Public Health Dual Degree MS/MPH Fall 2022 Jun 1, 2022 GRE not required SOPHAS
Health Informatics Certificate, Master of Science Spring 2022
Fall 2022
Dec 1, 2021
Aug 1, 2022
GRE not required ApplyYourself
Health Informatics/Public Health Dual Degree MS/MPH Fall 2022 Jun 1, 2022 GRE not required SOPHAS
Population Health PhD Fall 2022 Dec 15, 2021
Dec  6, 2021
GRE SOPHAS
Public  Health MPH Spring 2022
Fall 2022
Nov 15, 2021
Jun 1, 2022
GRE not required SOPHAS
Public Health BS/MPH BS/MPH Fall 2022 Mar 1, 2022 GRE not required ApplyYourself
Public Health — CPS BS/MPH MPH Fall 2022 Apr 1, 2022 GRE not required ApplyYourself
Public Health JD/MPH JD/MPH Fall 2022 May 15, 2022 GRE not required ApplyYourself
Public Health PharmD/MPH-Current NEU PharmD Student PharmD/MPH Fall 2022 Mar 1, 2022 GRE not required ApplyYourself
School Psychology PhD Fall 2022 Dec 1, 2021
Dec 6, 2021
GRE optional ApplyYourself
School Psychology CAGS, Master of Science Fall 2022 June 15, 2022 GRE optional ApplyYourself
School Psychology Plus One BS/MS Fall 2022 Mar 15, 2022 GRE not required ApplyYourself

School of Nursing

PROGRAM DEGREE  TERM  DEADLINE TEST REQUIRED APPLY
Nursing PhD Priority
Fall 2022
Dec 6, 2021
Jun 1, 2022
GRE NursingCAS
Nursing DNP Fall 2022 Jul 15, 2022 GRE not required NursingCAS
Nursing: Nurse Anesthesia DNP-NA Fall 2022 Jul 1, 2022 GRE NursingCAS
Nursing: BSN – 2nd Degree BSN Spring 2022
Summer 2022
Fall 2022
Dec 4, 2021 Mar 21, 2022
Jul 13, 2022
GRE not required NursingCAS
Nursing: BSN – 2nd Degree Charlotte BSN Spring 2022
Summer 2022
Fall 2022
Nov 16, 2021
Mar 29, 2022
Jul 18, 2022
GRE not required NursingCAS
Nursing: Direct Entry On-Campus Master of Science Fall 2022 Dec 1, 2021 GRE not required NursingCAS
Nursing: Nurse Practitioner
–  Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NPFamily Primary Care NP (No CAGS)Pediatric Acute and Primary Care NPPsychiatric Mental Health NP
Master of Science, CAGS Fall 2022 Mar 15, 2022 GRE not required NursingCAS
Nursing: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Master of Science, CAGS Spring 2022
Summer 1 2022
Fall 2022
Nov 15, 2021
Feb 15, 2022
Jul 31, 2022
GRE not required NursingCAS

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

* International Students, please note that your transcripts MUST be verified by a credentialing agency.
PROGRAM DEGREE TERM DEADLINE TEST REQUIRED APPLY
Biomedical Science * Master of Science Fall 2022 Jun 1, 2022 GRE optional PharmGrad
Biomedical Science * PhD Fall 2022 Dec 6, 2021 GRE PharmGrad
Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery * Master of Science Fall 2022 Jun 1, 2022 GRE optional PharmGrad
Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery * PhD Fall 2022 Dec 6, 2021 GRE PharmGrad
Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery * Master of Science Fall 2022 Jun 1, 2022 GRE optional PharmGrad
Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery * PhD Fall 2022 Dec 6, 2021 GRE PharmGrad
Pharmacology * Master of Science Fall 2022 Jun 1, 2022 GRE optional PharmGrad
Pharmacology * PhD Fall 2022 Dec 6, 2021 GRE PharmGrad
Pharmacy PharmD Fall 2022 Jun 1, 2022 GRE not required PharmCAS
Pharmacy/Public Health Direct Entry PharmD/MPH Fall 2022 Mar 1, 2022 GRE not required PharmCAS

Non-degree Applications

PROGRAM DEGREE TERM APPLICATION DEADLINE TEST REQUIREMENTS APPLY
Special Student Non-Degree Spring 2022
Summer 2022
Fall 2022
Dec 1, 2021
Apr 1, 2022
Aug 1, 2022
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
[email protected]