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IMPORTANT NOTE: Physical/hard copy application materials, including test results reported through ETS,  should not be sent to the Graduate School offices. In order to allow the admission committee to review your application in a more expeditious manner, materials should be uploaded as a PDF directly to the online application. This includes academic transcripts, GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores. Any application materials mailed to our office will be discarded. Hard copies of your academic transcripts should only be submitted after you have been notified of your admission to the program, or upon your arrival on campus. We appreciate your assistance in this process.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION

Admission Deadlines

 

Spring 2016 Deadlines

MSCS
November 1, 2015 Scholarship Consideration*, International
December 7, 2015 Domestic
MSIA
November 1, 2015 Scholarship Consideration*, International
December 7, 2015 Domestic
CS ALIGN
December 1, 2015 Domestic
November 1, 2015 International
Data Science
December 1, 2015

Fall 2016 Deadlines

PhD
January 1, 2016 Computer Science
February 15, 2016 Information Assurance
December 15, 2015 Personal Health Informatics
MS (Computer Science & Information Assurance
March 15, 2016 Scholarship Consideration*
May 1, 2016 Admission Only
July 2, 2016 Domestic
ALIGN
August 15, 2016 Domestic
May 1, 2016 International
Data Science
August 1, 2016

*All applications completed by the “Scholarship” deadline will automatically be considered for our Merit and Dean’s Scholarships. These scholarships award 25% and 33% off the cost of tuition, respectively. Applicants who are to be awarded one of these scholarships will be contacted directly, prior to the beginning of the semester.

Special Students
Admission to a specified course(s) Two weeks before start of semester unless otherwise specified*

Applicants to the PhD and MS programs must submit the following materials:

  • Completed application. All sections within the application should be completed as instructed.
  • Personal statement, limited to one page
  • Application fee ($75)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial scanned copies of undergraduate/graduate transcripts to be uploaded to the online application (Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, indicating degree earned should only be submitted at the time of admission)
  • Three letters of recommendation that are REQUIRED to be submitted online, via the application system. We will not accept hard copies of recommendation letters.
  • Unofficial scanned copies, or a screen shot, of GRE and/or TOEFL scores. Official scores should only be reported after an offer of admission has been made.
    • Please note that the GRE is not required for the Computer Science ALIGN, MS in Health Informatics, or Graduate Certificate in Data Science programs.

Special Student Applicants to the Computer Science and Information Assurance programs must submit the following materials:

  • Application with personal statement referencing the SPECIFIC COURSE (or courses) you are applying to.
  • Application fee ($75)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial scanned copies of undergraduate/graduate transcripts to be uploaded to the online application (Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended indicating degree earned should only be submitted at the time of admission)
  • Two letters of recommendation that are REQUIRED to be submitted online, via the application system. We will not accept hard copies of recommendation letters.

Special Student Applicants to Health Informatics program must submit the following materials:

  • An official transcript indicating your BS/BA degree or MS degree.
  • Your completed Special Student Application (on which you will list the course/s you want to take). Click here for the special student application.
  • Application fee ($75)

Admitted Student Application Material Mailing Address

Northeastern University
College of Computer and Information Science
360 Huntington Ave.
202 West Village H
Boston, MA 02115
Attn: Graduate Director

Reporting Test Scores After Admission

If admitted to the College, official scores should then be sent directly from ETS using the following:

 Institutional Code  3679
 GRE Department Code  0402
 TOEFL Department Code  78

For MSIA applicants only: The admission committee will consider GRE waiver requests for applicants with 10+ years of industry experience. Requests should be submitted via email to the admission committee, HERE.