Graduate Programs Overview

Northeastern University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Boston, Massachusetts. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $25,558 in average for all students.

It offers one hundred four graduate programs: 61 Master's, 38 Doctorate, 5 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 2,563 students have been conferred Master's degree and 576 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameNortheastern University
TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Address360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA
Graduate School Students7,718 students
152 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$25,558
Student to Faculty14:1 (7.14%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 104 Graduate Programs
61 Master's, 5 Doctorate, 5 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Northeastern University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $25,558 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $1,550.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$1,550
Books & Supplies$1,000
Room & Board$17,480 (On-Campus) / $17,480 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$1,800 (On-Campus) / $1,800 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$45,838
Off-Campus Total$45,838
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
Tuition & Fees$22,913$23,688$24,309$25,085$25,558

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Northeastern University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 104 major areas - 68 Master's , 36 Doctorate , 5 Post-Master'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Communication and Journalism
Communications Technologies
Computer And Information Sciences
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Computer And Information Sciences
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Legal Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 21,627 students enrolled in Northeastern University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 7,718 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 4,520 male and 3,198 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 6,921 full-time and 797 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 152 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 608 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students4,520
Women Students3,198
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students6,921
Part-time Students797
By race/ethnicity 2,040 White, 179 Black, and 351 Asian students are attending at Northeastern University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races100
224 students are younger than 22 and 170 students are older than 65. The school has 6,425 students aged between 22 and 30 and 899 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under224
40 & Over170
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Northeastern University, 152 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 608 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment7,718
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses152
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses608
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses6,958
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses152
Massachusetts Resident108
Other State In U.S.43
Outside of U.S.1

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