Admissions Requirements

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.

ApplyYourself Online Application

Deadlines and Required Materials

  • 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: Application deadline for priority consideration of financial aid for Masters programs.

FAQs for Applicants

For questions about deadlines, the application, or materials required, please email the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, call at 617.373.5990, or visit the CSSH Graduate Admissions page.

Scholarships and Tuition

Financial Aid

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:

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 are admitted to the School are entitled to a $5,000 scholarship and will have their application fee waived.

Tuition Information

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.