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See all our graduate programs, deadlines and requirements.

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Is a graduate degree in the health sciences right for me?

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!


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Meet the Team.
We’re here to help.

Thank you for your interest in Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Determining where to spend the next few years of your life is no easy mission, but we’re here to help make the process as simple as possible.

Ilira I. Grilli

Director of Graduate Enrollment Management

Timothy Milliken

Graduate Administration Coordinator

Maira Avila

Customer Service Representative

Andrew Merritt

Associate Director of Enrollment Communications and Marketing

Application Requirements & Deadlines

!! Please refer to your specific program for exact requirements.

Application Fee Payment

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.

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

Recommendations

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 resumé 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 application system should follow these guidelines:

  • Applicants may upload a scanned version of their official transcript or upload a web-based transcript when submitting the online application.
  • 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. GRE 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. 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. TOEFL or IELTS tests must have been taken within the past 2 years. 

Please note: PharmGrad, PharmCAS, SOPHAS, NursingCAS, CSDCAS, CASPA, and PTCAS ONLY accept TOEFL. Please see TOEFL codes for various programs below. 

SYSTEMGRE CODESTOEFL CODES
CASPAGRE: 7350TOEFL: 3709
CSDCASGRE:2590TOEFL: 1220
NU PortalGRE: 3629TOEFL: 3629
NursingCASGRE:2734TOEFL: B506
PharmCASTOEFL: 8246
PharmGradGRE: 3110TOEFL: 8246
PTCASGRE:7427TOEFL: 5312
SOPHASGRE:7533TOEFL: 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.

Credit Transfer

All prerequisite courses or transfer credits must be taken at institutions recognized by one of the following U.S. accrediting organizations:

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
  • Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC)
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

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.

SystemTranscript Mailing Address
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


NU Portal






















Electronic transcripts: [email protected]
Please choose from the following two mailing addresses if applying through the NU Portal (Slate)

If you are mailing from outside the U.S., please send your documents to:

Northeastern University
Bouve College of Health Sciences
Applicant ID: XXXXXXX (insert your applicant ID number)
Graduate Application Documents
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 USA

If you are mailing from inside the U.S., please send your documents to:

Northeastern University
Bouve College of Health Sciences
Applicant ID: XXXXXXX (insert your applicant ID number)
Graduate Application Processing Center
P.O. Box 1434
Portsmouth, NH 03802 USA
NursingCAS




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

PharmCAS




PharmCAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9109
Watertown, MA 02471

Electronic transcripts: see PharmCAS Instructions
PharmGrad




PharmGrad Transcript Processing Center
PO Box 9214
Watertown, MA 02471

Electronic transcripts: see PharmGrad 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

Admissions requirements vary by program. Please click on the program name below to learn about program-specific admissions requirement.

International Students, please note that your transcripts MUST be verified by WES or ECE credential agencies. Please see individual program page for which is accepted. (NOTE: Students who are interested in the Health Informatics, Real World Evidence, or Human Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences MS programs can also use Scholaro for credential verification.)

Please check out our PlusOne Program page for information on pursuing an accelerated Master’s as a Northeastern undergraduate student.

School of Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences

PROGRAMDEGREETERMDEADLINETEST REQUIREDAPPLY
Extreme MedicineCertificateFall
Spring
Aug 1
Dec 1
N/ANU Application Portal
Healthcare LeadershipDMScSpring
Fall
Dec 1
Aug 1
GRE not requiredNU Application Portal
Human Movement and Rehabilitation SciencesPhDFallApr 1GRE optionalNU Application Portal
Human Movement and Rehabilitation SciencesMSPriority
Fall
Dec 6
Aug 1
GRE optionalNU Application Portal
Physical TherapyDPTSummerNov 15GRE optionalPTCAS
Physician AssistantMSFallAug 1GRE not requiredCASPA
Speech-Language PathologyMSFallJan 15GRE not requiredCSDCAS

School of Community Health and Behavioral Sciences

PROGRAMDEGREETERMDEADLINETEST REQUIREDAPPLY
Applied Behavior AnalysisMSFall
Spring
Aug 1
Dec 1
GRE not requiredNU Application Portal
Applied PsychologyMSFallAug 1GRE not requiredNU Application Portal
Counseling PsychologyMSFallJan 15GRE not requiredNU Application Portal
Counseling PsychologyPhDFallDec 1GRE optionalNU Application Portal
Early Intervention CertificateCertificateFallAug 1GRE not requiredNU Application Portal
Exercise ScienceMSFall


Spring
Priority:
Mar 1
Final:
Aug 1
Dec 15
GRE not requiredSOPHAS
Health InformaticsMS, CertificateFall


Spring
Aug 1
International students only:
Jun 15, 2024
Nov 15, 2023
Dec 1
International students only:
Nov 15, 2023
GRE not requiredNU Application Portal
Health Informatics/Public Health Dual DegreeMS/MPHFallJun 1GRE not requiredSOPHAS
Population HealthPhDFallDec  15GRE not requiredSOPHAS
Public HealthMPHFall
Spring
Jun 1
Dec 5
GRE not requiredSOPHAS
Public Health — AcceleratedMPHFallJun 1GRE not requiredSOPHAS
Public Health — CPS BS/MPHMPHFallApr 1GRE not requiredNU Application Portal
Public Health JD/MPHJD/MPHFallJun 1GRE not requiredNU Application Portal
Public Health PharmD/MPH-Current NU PharmD StudentPharmD/MPHFallMar 15GRE not requiredNU Application Portal
Real World EvidenceMSSpring
Fall
Dec 1
Aug 1
GRE not requiredNU Application Portal
School PsychologyPhDFallDec 6GRE optionalNU Application Portal
School PsychologyMS, CAGSFallJune 15GRE optionalNU Application Portal

School of Nursing

PROGRAMDEGREETERMDEADLINETEST REQUIREDAPPLY
NursingPhDFallPriority Dec 6
Jun 1
GRE not requiredNursingCAS
NursingDNPFallJul 15, 2024GRE not requiredNursingCAS
Nursing: Nurse AnesthesiaDNP-NASummer 2024Jul 1GRENursingCAS
Nursing: Accelerated Bachelor’s in Nursing Burlington, MABSNFall
Spring
Summer
Jul 19
Nov 15
Mar 21
GRE not requiredNursingCAS
Nursing: Accelerated Bachelor’s in Nursing
Charlotte, NC
BSNFall
Spring
Summer
Jul 19
Nov 15
Mar 21
GRE not requiredNursingCAS
Nursing: Direct Entry On-CampusMSFallMay 1GRE not requiredNursingCAS
Family Nurse PractitionerGraduate CertificateFall
Spring
Aug 1
Nov 1
GRE not requiredNursingCAS
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse PractitionerMS, CAGSFallAug 1GRE not requiredNursingCAS
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse PractitionerMS, CAGSFallAug 1GRE not requiredNursingCAS
Family Primary Care Nurse PractitionerMSFallAug 1GRE not requiredNursingCAS
Neonatal Nurse PractitionerMS, CAGSFallAug 1GRE not requiredNursingCAS
Pediatric Acute and Primary Care NPMS, CAGSFallAug 1GRE not requiredNursingCAS
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse PractitionerMS, CAGSFallAug 1GRE not requiredNursingCAS
Nursing: Nurse Practitioner (NP) ONLINE
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP; Family Primary Care NP; Psychiatric Mental Health NP
MSSpring
Fall
Dec 1
Aug 1
GRE not requiredNursingCAS

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

PROGRAMDEGREETERMDEADLINETEST REQUIREDAPPLY
Biomedical ScienceMSFallJun 1GRE not requiredPharmGrad
Biomedical SciencePhDFallDec 6GREPharmGrad
Medicinal Chemistry and Drug DiscoveryMSFallJun 1GRE not requiredPharmGrad
Medicinal Chemistry and Drug DiscoveryPhDFallDec 6GREPharmGrad
Pharmaceutics and Drug DeliveryMSFallJun 1GRE not requiredPharmGrad
Pharmaceutics and Drug DeliveryPhDFallDec 6GREPharmGrad
PharmacologyMSFallJun 1GRE not requiredPharmGrad
PharmacologyPhDFallDec 6GREPharmGrad
PharmacyPharmDFallJun 3GRE not requiredPharmCAS
Pharmacy/Public Health Direct EntryPharmD/MPHFallJun 3GRE not requiredPharmCAS

Professional and Continuing Education

PROGRAMDEGREETERMAPPLICATION DEADLINETEST REQUIREMENTSAPPLY
Patient SafetyCertificateSpring
Fall
Dec 1
Aug 1
NU Application Portal

Non-degree Applications

PROGRAMDEGREETERMAPPLICATION DEADLINETEST REQUIREMENTSAPPLY
Special StudentNon-DegreeSpring
Summer
Fall
Nov 1
Apr 2
Aug 1
Web E-form

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

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
ApplicationCODES
CASPATOEFL: 3709
CSDCASTOEFL: 1220
NU PortalTOEFL: 3629
NursingCASTOEFL: B506
PharmCASTOEFL: 8246
PharmGradTOEFL: 8246
PTCASTOEFL: 5312
SOPHASTOEFL: 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.

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

Can I take courses without matriculating into a specific graduate program?

Yes you can take up to 12 semester hours (sh) as a non-matriculated student. After the 12 sh you will have to apply to the specific program and be accepted to continue your studies.

*Students interested in the DNP program can only take up to 9 sh before applying.

How do I find the course I want?

Please go to the Registrar’s website for the listings of courses being offered in the appropriate semester. Select “Class Schedule” under Graduate Schools on the site (in the far right column).

How do I register for the class once I have permission to take the course?

Please fill out special student application, and submit all required documentation to our office. Your information will be entered in the University system and you will be notified when your account is ready for registration. The last day to submit a complete application to take courses as a special student are:

  • August 1 for fall courses
  • November 1 for spring courses
  • April 1 for summer courses (Full Summer, Summer 1/2)

Is there an application fee?

Yes, a one time non-refundable application fee is required. If you decide to apply to a program, you will not be charged again unless the program is part of the Common Application System.

Is proof of my undergraduate degree necessary?

Yes. We must receive an official transcript indicating you have received a BS/BA. A copy of your diploma may also be used to verify your degree.

Is proof of my nursing license necessary?

Yes. We must receive a copy of your up to date nursing license.

Can I be refused the course I want to take?

Yes. Matriculated students have first choice on the classes being offered. This may stop you from gaining entrance or being removed from the class if a matriculated student needs to be enrolled.

If I successfully complete these courses as a special student, am I granted admission?

Admission is not guaranteed after successfully completing the courses. Admission is based on your status in the application pool for the program of interest.

If I apply and am accepted to the program of choice, will these credits transfer into the program?

Yes, they will automatically be applied to your program. Since we offer core courses for special student status, these courses can also be transferred to another college.

As an international student, can I enroll as a special student?

International students can take online courses from their home country. They may also take on-ground courses as long as their visa allows them to study in the US.

When do courses start?

Please check the Registrar’s site for the calendar, tuition, and policy on dropping courses.

Find your program

Meet Our

Graduate Ambassadors

At Bouvé College of Health Sciences in Boston, we understand that taking the next step in your academic career comes with a lot of questions. What skills will I need to succeed? Which program is right for me? Is now the right time? What about the right University?

Your journey in the field of healthcare at Bouvé College of Health Sciences just got easier! Learn about our graduate ambassadors. Fill out the form below to connect with someone who is already doing the program you’re interested in and get a real sense of whether it’s right for you.

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Reach out now and speak to a Graduate Ambassador. Master’s, Certificate, Doctoral Degree: Get their personal thoughts on what makes Bouvé College the right choice for your future. We’re here to help answer your questions and more. Making the process easy, simple, and less stressful.

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.

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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 Application Portal 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]