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New Students: Find tips and resources for newly admitted CSSH graduate students on our New Student Information page.
You can view Academic Calendars on the Registrar’s website. Select “Graduate (except College of Professional Studies and School of Law).”
Our CSSH Graduate Programs General Regulations booklet reviews the minimum academic requirements established by the College. This booklet is updated annually.
The Academic Catalog contains Northeastern University’s primary statements about student academic life, conduct, and the responsibilities of students and the University to one another, as authorized by the President or the Board of Trustees. Please note that individual departments may also have their own handbooks, and students should refer to them for more specific information.
The Academic Catalog contains current information about admissions, degree requirements, fees, and regulations; however, such information is not intended and should not be regarded to be contractual.
For CSSH Graduate Programs general regulations, see General Regulations above.
Active students can review their coursework through the curriculum and track academic progress towards graduation using the degree audit system. Instructions can be found on the Registrar’s Degree Audit website, under “Graduate (non-CPS) and School of Law.” If you have questions or concerns about your audit, consult the graduate program administrator in your department.
The Northeastern Ph.D. Network is an organization designed to build community among Ph.D. students. The Network provides students with support and resources university-wide to enhance their educational experience and career preparation.
All CSSH master’s programs offer an optional Cooperative Education Experience (“Co-op”) to eligible students. Learn more.
Students having trouble accessing any of the PDF forms below should contact the Graduate Office at 617-373-5990.
This form must be completed by current Northeastern undergraduate students who are applying to a PlusOne degree program. The PlusOne website has a list of the departments that offer PlusOne degree programs. The deadline to apply for Fall entry is August 1.
The Internal Admission Application Notification Form is completed by current students who wish to apply to a degree program, such as Special Student to degree program, master’s to PhD, or one master’s program to another within the same department.
Requests for all non-medical LOAs are submitted via myNortheastern prior to the start of the semester for which the leave is being requested.
The Transfer Credit Form is completed by students who wish to transfer credits from another accredited U.S. institution.
Requests for directed study are submitted via myNortheastern prior to the start of the semester for which the student wishes to enroll.
The myNortheastern “Apply to Graduate” link becomes active in mid-October for students whose expected graduation dates fall within the current academic year. If you receive an error message, contact your degree program’s administrator as your expected graduation date may need to be updated.
For information specific to the annual CSSH graduate commencement ceremonies, see Graduate Commencement.
All students who plan to submit a thesis or dissertation should follow these formatting guidelines. The Graduate Office hopes that students find this information helpful as they work toward completing their degree requirements.
To ensure you have fulfilled all of the required steps in the commencement clearance process, please complete the step-by-step checklist, in order, below.
Ph.D. Candidates must complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED). The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, is done online, and is a required component of the commencement clearance process. If students are uncomfortable with answering some of the questions, they may leave them blank. The SED should be submitted before the student brings the Northeastern Graduate Approval Record to the Graduate Office. The Graduate Office will receive electronic confirmation of students’ survey completion via SED.