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Tuition and fees

The Department of Political Science is a part of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. The rates for tuition and fees can be found on the Student Financial Services’ tuition and fees page.

For the MA program refer to: Social Sciences and Humanities (excluding MS in Criminal Justice, MS in Economics, MS in Resilience Studies).

For the MS program refer to: Social Sciences and Humanities (MS in Criminal Justice, MS in Economics, MS in Resilience Studies)

Financial Aid

Scholarships and Assistantships

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities Graduate Office, at the recommendation of its departments, awards scholarships and assistantships. All PhD students are fully funded via a Tuition Assistantship which includes stipend, full tuition, and student health insurance. Our top masters applicants are eligible for the Political Engagement Scholarship or the 21st Century Resilience Scholarship that cover up to 50% of tuition for the duration of the degree program. There is no separate application for these awards. Students simply indicate interest in funding via the “Financial Assistance” section in the online admission application.

Questions about eligibility should be directed to Pete Morency, Academic Administrator, at or 617.373.4404.

The Double Husky Scholarship

Northeastern University offers a 25% tuition reduction to NU Alumni and seniors across more than 100 Master’s and certificate programs. Find out more by visiting the The Double Husky Scholarship website.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. For more information on this program please visit Northeastern’s Yellow Ribbon Program website.

Federal Financial Aid

Northeastern University’s Student Financial Services Office administers graduate financial aid. Federal financial aid and alternative educational loan programs — Interested applicants must complete a FAFSA form.

Conference Funding

The Department maintains a small fund to assist graduate student participation in or attendance at professional meetings. Funding is available to all graduate students, with priority given to doctoral students offering papers. Students seeking financial support must complete and submit a conference participation funding proposal.