Northeastern University offers a wide range of research and professional graduate degrees from the main campus in Boston and two graduate campuses in Charlotte and Seattle.The mission for our graduate education is to create and maintain a vibrant community of scholars where the best-in-class graduate programs are tightly coupled with the best-in-class research, scholarship and creative activities.

Top reasons to study here

  • Northeastern is committed to a best-in-class doctoral education that prepares students to be tomorrow’s knowledge creators.
  • he university’s focus on interdisciplinary study and research ensures that its doctoral programs remain relevant and well integrated with societal needs
  • The university has created six new interdisciplinary doctoral programs since 2009, providing opportunities to excel in cutting-edge fields of the 21st century.

PhD Programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)

About

History

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential research university offering undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. The university also offers select advanced degrees at campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Seattle, Washington.

Education

A world-class faculty, a strong research enterprise, and outstanding resources for scholarly exploration and discovery fuel the university’s 33 PhD programs—in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and professional fields such as engineering and computer science.

Research

Northeastern is known for use-inspired research that yields potential solutions to global challenges, with a focus on health, security, and sustainability. The university is home to national research centers designated by the National Science Foundation, the National Cancer Institute, the Department of Homeland Security, the National Security Agency, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the National Institutes of Health.

Career

The faculty and the university form productive research collaborations with global partners in industry, government, and other academic institutions.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2018
193 408
2017
601 -400
2016
201
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2017
201
2016
201
2015
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
228
2017
-
2016
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2018
346 15
2017
361 4
2016
365
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

Ready to get a complete sense of what it’s like to be a Northeastern student? Discover the Northeastern Difference by spending a morning or afternoon on our campus. We offer many visit options for prospective students to observe campus life, talk with staff and students and get all the important questions answered.

Medical services

Our medical team is designed to meet both the urgent and routine health needs of students. This model of caremeans that you may schedule visits with us as needed for acute medical problems or choose a clinician (physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant) who will be your first choice for care while you are at school.

Student Life

Campus life

Boston Campus ResourcesNortheastern University has an attractive urban campus and provides an engaging environment for graduate students. We offer a variety of support services, resources, and events to help shape your experience and achieve your educational goals. Here is an overview of some important topics as you begin this exciting and dynamic chapter in your academic life.

Sports facilities

Northeastern combines all of the benefits of a traditional college campus with the wealth of resources found in one of the world's most dynamic cities. Our 73-acre campus located in the heart of Boston is a vibrant, self-contained community energized by the cultural, intellectual, social, and recreational pursuits of a diverse and engaged community of students, faculty, and staff..

Boston, Massachusetts, United States