Ready to join the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs? Apply today using the ApplyYourself online system. Submit all application materials, including letters of recommendation, via this online system. Fall, spring and summer admissions are available for select programs.
- Standardized test scores such as the GRE are not required for Masters applicants to the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. However, such test scores may be helpful for applicants with little or no experience beyond undergraduate school.
- The GRE is required of all PhD applicants without exception.
- February 15: “Priority deadline” for Fall term Masters programs applicants to be considered for merit aid.
- June 15: Fall term general application deadline for Masters programs (international).
- August 15: Fall term general application deadline for Masters programs (non-international only).
Scholarships and Tuition
Students seeking financial aid can find more information on the Graduate Student Financial Services website. Applicants admitted to our graduate programs are eligible for a range of merit scholarships. These awards are in the form of a tuition discount that reduces the price of the program by a certain percentage, and apply for the duration of the program so long as recipients maintain their academic standing. All applicants are considered for merit scholarships at the time of admission. The following scholarships are available to students seeking degrees within the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs:
- CSSH Dean’s Scholarship
- MA in International Affairs: Global Impact Scholarship
- Master of Public Policy: Public Policy Scholarship
- Master of Public Administration: Public Service Scholarship
- MS in Urban Informatics: Urban Innovators Scholarship
- MS in Urban Planning and Policy: Urban Leaders Scholarship
Below are additional departmental scholarship opportunities open to degree-seeking students within the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs.
- AmeriCorps Scholarships: Scholarships in the form of a 20% tuition discount will be awarded to AmeriCorps alumni who enroll in one of our master’s programs full time. In addition, the application fee is waived for all AmeriCorps alumni. AmeriCorps alumni are also eligible for increased awards via the CSSH Dean’s Scholarship
- Public Policy and International Affairs Scholarships: The School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs is a proud member of the PPIA Program. Alumni of the PPIA Junior Summer Institute who apply to the School shall have their application fees waived. PPIA alumni who are admitted to the School shall be awarded a merit tuition scholarship of at least $10,000, with eligibility for higher level awards.
The School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs is housed within the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. When researching the rates for tuition and fees on Northeastern University’s tuition page, please refer to the rates posted for the College of Social Sciences and Humanities.