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!

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS TEAM

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

Catherine HamiltonMaira Avila
Customer Service Representative
617-373-2708
m.avila@northeastern.edu

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

Graduate Open House

March 23, 2019 @ 9:00am – 1:30pm

Featured Spring Courses

Spring registration is here! Popular courses offered explore both traditional healthcare practices and emerging trends.

Good Luck During Finals!

As finals week sets in, please remember to practice self-care and build in breaks to your study schedule.

New Combined Majors

As the healthcare industry evolves, combined majors grow increasingly popular. With these distinctive degrees.

If you are applying as a special student, please see the information provided 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

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 Common Application Systems: 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.

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.

Transcripts in languages other than English should be submitted for verification to one of the three accepted credentialing agencies listed 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 of the international institution.

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.

Program Application Deadline Test Required Other Requirements
Applied Behavioral Analysis   Certificate, MS, CAGS 8/1 Fall
12/1 Spring
Master’s Degree for BCBA
Master’s Degree for CAGS
Bachelor’s Degree for BaCBA candidates
Apply through ApplyYourself
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing BSN 8/4 Fall
12/9 Spring
Bachelor’s Degree4/8 Summer
Pre-requisite Form
Apply through NursingCAS
Certificate in PA Leadership and Management 7/1 Fall
11/1 Spring
Apply through ApplyYourself
College Student Development MS, CAGS 8/1 Fall
12/1 Spring
MAT or GRE Master’s Degree is required for CAGS
Apply through ApplyYourself.
Counseling Psychology CAGS 1/15 Fall Master’s Degree in closely related field
Apply through ApplyYourself
Counseling Psychology MS 1/15 Fall MAT or GRE Psychology Major or Equivalent
Apply through ApplyYourself
Counseling Psychology PhD 1/5 Fall GRE Master’s Degree
Apply through ApplyYourself
Early Intervention Certificate 4/1 Spring
8/1 Fall
Apply through ApplyYourself
Exercise Science MS 6/1 Fall
3/1 (Scholarships)
GRE (SOPHAS code) Apply through SOPHAS
Exercise Science for Clinicians Certificate 8/1 Fall Apply through ApplyYourself
Health Informatics Certificate, MS 8/1 Fall (6/15 International)
12/1 Spring (11/1 International)
International Students Submitting IELTS a Minimum Score of 7.5 is Required
Apply through ApplyYourself
Human Movement & Rehabilitation PhD 1/15 Fall GRE Apply through ApplyYourself
Master in Public Health MPH 2/1(priority deadline)
5/15 Fall
10/15 Spring (domestic applicants only)
GRE (SOPHAS code) Apply through SOPHAS
Master in Public Health BS/MPH 3/1 Fall Apply through ApplyYourself
Master in Public Health/Exercise Science MS/MPH 5/15 Fall GRE (SOPHAS code) Apply through SOPHAS
Master in Public Health/Health Informatics MS/MPH 5/15 Fall GRE (SOPHAS code) Apply through SOPHAS
Master in Public Health JD/MPH 3/1 Fall Apply through ApplyYourself
Master in Public Health/Physician Assistant MS/MPH 8/1 Fall GRE (CASPA code) Apply through CASPA
Master in Public Health/Pharmacy PharmD/MPH 2/1 Fall PCAT Apply through PharmCAS
Nurse Anesthesia DNP 6/3/19 Summer 2020 GRE (NursingCAS code) Nursing License
Apply through NursingCAS
Nurse Practitioner MS, CAGS 3/15 Fall Nursing License
Apply through NursingCAS
Nurse Practitioner Neonatal MS, CAGS 8/1 Fall
12/1 Spring
4/8 Summer
Nursing License
Apply through NursingCAS
Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric Mental Health MS, CAGS 3/15 Fall Nursing License
Apply through NursingCAS
Nurse Practitioner Psych Mental Health CAGS – Charlotte Campus 6/15  Fall Nursing License
Apply through ApplyYourself
Nursing Administration MS, MS/MBA 8/1 Fall
12/1 Spring
4/1 Summer
GMAT (MS/MBA program only) Nursing License
Apply through NursingCAS
Nursing Direct Entry MS 12/1 Fall Prerequisite Form
Apply through NursingCAS
Nursing Informatics Certificate 8/1 Fall
12/1 Spring
Nursing License
Apply through NursingCAS
Nursing Program DNP 5/1 Fall Nursing License
Apply through NursingCAS
Nursing Program PhD 4/15 Fall GRE (NursingCAS code) Nursing License
Apply through NursingCAS
Nursing RN-BSN 8/4 Fall
12/9 Spring
4/7 Summer
Nursing License (RN)
US Associate Degree in Nursing
Pre-requisites w/ C or Higher
Minimum of 83 Credit Units Earned
Apply through ApplyYourself
Pharmaceutical Science MS 6/1 Fall GRE Apply through ApplyYourself
Pharmaceutical Science PhD 12/15/18 Fall GRE Apply through ApplyYourself
Pharmacy Direct Entry PharmD 2/1 Fall PCAT Bachelor’s Degree in Any Field, Prerequisite Courses Completed at a US Institution by the Spring Semester
Apply through PharmCAS
Physical Therapy DPT 11/15/17 Spring 2019 GRE (PTCAS code) Apply through PTCAS
Physician Assistant MS 8/1/17 Fall 2018 Apply through CASPA
Population Health PhD 12/15 Fall GRE (SOPHAS code) Apply through SOPHAS
Psychology, Education and the Community CAGS 8/1 Fall
12/1 Spring
Master’s Degree
Apply through ApplyYourself
School Psychology MS/CAGS 1/4/19 Fall GRE Apply through ApplyYourself
School Psychology PhD 12/1 Fall GRE Apply through ApplyYourself
Speech Language Pathology MS 1/1 Fall GRE or MAT (CSDCAS code) Apply through CSDCAS

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