Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

The Campus of Northeastern University

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a privately endowed nonsectarian institution of higher learning and one of the largest private universities in the country. Northeastern has six undergraduate colleges, eight graduate and professional schools, two part-time undergraduate divisions, a number of continuing and special education programs and institutes, several suburban campuses, and an extensive research division.

In fall 2004, 13,571 undergraduate and 4,309 graduate students were enrolled at Northeastern University, representing a wide variety of academic, professional, geographic, and cultural backgrounds. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has 677 students, 73 percent of whom attend on a full-time basis. Because graduate classes are offered primarily in the evening, many students pursue programs on a part-time basis while maintaining full-time employment.

The Community
Boston, the capital city of Massachusetts, offers students many academic, cultural, and recreational opportunities. In addition to the abundant resources available within Northeastern University, students have access to the resources of the other educational and cultural institutions of the Greater Boston area. Boston is a mixture of Colonial tradition and modern technology. The city is home to people of every intellectual, political, economic, racial, ethnic, and religious background. It is a place where the past is appreciated, the present enjoyed, and the future anticipated.

Programs of study and degree requirements
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers the Ph.D. in biology; chemistry; English; history; law, policy, and society (interdisciplinary); mathematics; physics; psychology; and sociology. The M.A. may be earned in economics, English, history, journalism, political science, public and international affairs, sociology, and writing. The M.S. is awarded in biology; chemistry; law, policy, and society (interdisciplinary); mathematics; operations research (a joint program with the College of Engineering); and physics. The M.Ed. is awarded in curriculum and instruction and educational research. The M.P.A. and M.T.P.W. are also offered. The M.A.T. is offered in biology, chemistry, economics, English, history, mathematics, physics, political science, and sociology. Teacher certification is offered in elementary, middle, secondary, and special education. The Graduate School of Bouvé College of Health Sciences offers the Ph.D. in biomedical science with specializations in medical laboratory science, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology, toxicology, and an interdisciplinary program in biomedical science; the Ph.D. in school psychology and counseling psychology; the M.S. in applied behavioral analysis, applied educational psychology with options in school counseling and school psychology, audiology, clinical exercise physiology, college student development and counseling, general biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science, medicinal chemistry, perfusion technology, pharmacology, physician assistant studies, and speech-language pathology, and in nursing with specializations in administration, community health, critical care, primary care, anesthesia, and psychiatric–mental health; M.S./M.B.A. and B.S.N./M.S. programs for A.D. and diploma-educated nurses; certification programs for master's-prepared nurses; the M.S. in Counseling Psychology; the M.S. in Education with options in special needs and intensive special needs; and the C.A.G.S. in psychology, education, and the community. The Graduate School of Business Administration offers eight distinct programs: the Executive M.B.A., the High Technology M.B.A., the Cooperative Education M.B.A., the Part-Time M.B.A., the J.D./M.B.A., the M.D./M.B.A., the M.S./M.B.A. in nursing administration, and the M.S. in finance. The Graduate School of Professional Accounting offers a full-time, intensive fifteen-month program of study, including a three-month paid internship, leading to a joint M.S./M.B.A. The School also offers a part-time program leading to the M.S. in Taxation. The Graduate School of Computer Science offers programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. The Graduate School of Criminal Justice offers an M.S. with options in administration and planning, criminology and research, security administration, or another field of concentration developed to suit individual needs. The Graduate School of Engineering offers programs in chemical engineering (Ph.D., M.S.), civil engineering (Ph.D., M.S.), computer systems engineering (M.S.), electrical engineering (Ph.D., M.S.), engineering management (M.S.), industrial engineering (Ph.D., M.S.), information systems (M.S.), and mechanical engineering (Ph.D., M.S.). The School also offers the M.S. in Operations Research (a joint program with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences). The School of Law offers a Co-operative Education Program leading to the J.D. Under the Co-op Program, students complete a traditional first year of academic studies, and for the remaining two years of study, students alternate every three months between working full-time as legal interns and attending classes. The School of Law also offers a J.D./M.S./M.B.A. with the Graduate School of Business Administration; a J.D./Ph.D. in law, policy, and society with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; and an M.P.H. with Tufts University. University College offers graduate-level certificate programs in human resources management, nonprofit management, and strategic Internet management.

Facilities & Resources
Interdisciplinary centers and institutes that engage in research in collaboration with academic departments include the Center for Advanced Microgravity Materials Processing, Center for Communications and Digital Signal Processing, Center for Innovation in Urban Education, Center for Technology Management, Center for Vertebrate Studies, Center for Comparative Democracy, Urban Law and Public Policy Institute, Marine Science Center, Domestic Violence Institute, Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis, Electron Microscopy Center, Center for Electromagnetic Research, Center for the Study of Sport in Society, Center for Criminal Justice Policy Research, Center for Labor Market Studies, World History Center, Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems, Advanced Scientific Computation Center, and many others. The Division of Academic Computing provides access to computing resources. A high-speed data network links users and facilities on the central campus and on three satellite campuses. The campus network is also connected via the global Internet to computing resources around the world. Students have access to DEC VAX systems, public access microcomputer labs (PC and Macintosh), a computer and conferencing system, a multimedia lab, and specialized computing equipment. University libraries contain more than 890,000 volumes, 2 million microforms, 173,000 government documents, 8,500 serial subscriptions, and 20,000 audio, video, and software titles. A central library contains technologically sophisticated services, including online catalog and circulation systems, a gateway to external networked information resources, and a network of CD-ROM optical disc databases. Students have access to major research collections through the Boston Library Consortium.

Expenses and Aid
Tuition is $1,325 per credit in the Graduate Schools of Arts and Sciences, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, and Criminal Justice; $1,220 in the Graduate School of Computer Science; $1,210 in the Graduate School of Engineering; and $1,050 in the Graduate School of Business Administration and the M.S. in Taxation and the M.S. in Finance programs. Tuition for the School of Law is $32,585 annually; tuition is $30,675 per year in the Graduate School of Professional Accounting.

Quarterly on-campus room rates for a single bedroom within an apartment ranged from $1,915 to $2,225. A single efficiency apartment ranged from $2,540 to $2,820. A shared bedroom in an apartment ranged from $1380 to $1600 per quarter. While there are several board options available, graduate students typically pay approximately $1165 per quarter for ten meals (optional) per week. An off-campus referral service is available (617-373-4872).

Financial Aid
Northeastern awards need-based aid through the Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Stafford Student Loan programs and also offers minority fellowships and Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships. The graduate schools offer assistance through teaching, research, and administrative assistantship awards that include tuition remission and a stipend typically ranging between $10,500 and $14,050 that requires 20 hours of work per week. Tuition assistantships that provide partial or full tuition remission and require 10 hours of work per week are also available.

How to Apply / Application
Correspondence should be addressed to the appropriate school. Application materials and a bulletin will then be mailed. This material, together with the official transcripts and all required test scores, should be returned to the graduate school of intended study. Applications to most programs are processed on a rolling basis; however, many have an application deadline in early spring.

Who to contact
Graduate School
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

The Faculty

Edward L. Jarroll, Ph.D., Interim Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Director of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 124 Meserve Hall (617-373-3982). E-mail:

  • Department Chairs
  • Biology: Susan Powers-Lee, Ph.D., Interim Chair, 414 Mugar Building (617-373-2260).
  • Chemistry: David A. Forsyth, Ph.D., 102 Hurtig Hall (617-373-2822).
  • Economics: Steven A. Morrison, Ph.D., 301 Lake Hall (617-373-2872).
  • Education: James W. Fraser, Ph.D., 50 Nightingale (617-373-4216).
  • English: Mary Loeffelholz, Ph.D., Acting Chair, 406 Holmes Hall (617-373-2512).
  • History: Tom Havens, Ph.D., 249 Meserve Hall (617-373-2660).
  • Journalism: James Ross, M.A., Acting Director, 102 Lake Hall (617-373-3236).
  • Law, Policy and Society: Leonard Buckle, Ph.D., and Suzann Thomas-Buckle, Ph.D., 305 Cushing Hall (617-373-5211, 617-373-4689).
  • Mathematics: Robert McOwen, Ph.D., 521 Lake Hall (617-373-2450).
  • Physics: Paul Champion, Ph.D., 110 Dana Hall (617-373-2902).
  • Political Science: Christopher Bosso, Ph.D., 305 Meserve Hall (617-373-2796).
  • Psychology: Stephen G. Harkins, Ph.D., 125 Nightingale Hall (617-373-3076).
  • Sociology and Anthropology: Luis Falcón, Ph.D., Acting Chair, 500 Holmes Hall (617-373-2686).

Ena Vazquez-Nutall, Ed.D., Associate Dean and Graduate School Director, 203A Mugar Hall (617-373-2708). E-mail:

School of Pharmacy
Judith Barr, Sc.D., Associate Dean, CLS (NCA), 105 Dockser Hall (617-373-4188).
Department Chair Biomedical Sciences: Vladimir Torchillin, Ph.D., 312 Mugar Hall (617-373-3206).
Program Directors

  • General Biomedical Science: Roger W. Giese, Ph.D., 110 Mugar Hall (617-373-3227).
  • Medical Laboratory Science: Mary Louise Turgeon, Ed.D., 206 Mugar Hall (617-373-4192).
  • Pharmacology: Ralph H. Loring, Ph.D., 211 Mugar Hall (617-373-3316).
  • Toxicology: Robert A. Schatz, Ph.D., 203A Mugar Hall (617-373-3369).
  • Ph.D. Programs: Robert A. Schatz, Ph.D., 203A Mugar Hall (617-373-3369).

School of Health Professions
Department Chairs

  • Cardiopulminary Sciences: William J. Gillespie, Ed.D., CPP, 117 Dockser Hall (617-373-5695).
  • Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology: Emmanuel J. Mason, Ph.D., 203 Lake Hall (617-373-3276).
  • Physicians Assistant Studies: Suzanne Greenberg, Sc.D., 202 Robinson Hall (617-373-3195).
  • Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology: Linda J. Ferrier, Ph.D., 133 Forsyth Hall (617-373-2892).

Program Directors

  • School Counseling: M. Patricia Fetter, Ph.D., 209 Lake Hall (617-373-4486).
  • School Psychology: Louis J. Kruger, Psy.D., 216 Lake Hall (617-373-5897).
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology: William J. Gillespie, Ed.D., CPP, 117 Dockser Hall (617-373-5695).
  • College Student Development: Vanessa D. Johnson-Durgans, Ed.D., 203 Lake Hall (617-373-2470).
  • Counseling Psychology: Mary B. Ballou, Ph.D., ABPP, 205 Lake Hall (617-373-5937).
  • Counseling Psychology, CAGS: Deborah F. Greenwald, Ph.D., 210A Lake Hall (617-373-2486).
  • Education Intensive Special Needs: Karin N. Lifter, Ph.D., 212B Lake Hall (617-373-5916).
  • Education Special Needs: Karin N. Lifter, Ph.D., 212B Lake Hall (617-373-5916).
  • Perfusion Technology: Eric B. Pepin, Ed.D., CPP, 100 Dockser (617-373-4183).
  • Rehabilitation Counseling: James F. Scorzelli, Ph.D., 207 Lake Hall (617-373-5919).
  • School and Counseling Psychology, Ph.D.: Karin N. Lifter, Ph.D., 212B Lake Hall (617-373-5916).
  • School Psychology, CAGS: Louis J. Kruger, Psy.D., 216 Lake Hall (617-373-5897).

School of Nursing
Eileen H. Zungolo, Dean, Ed.D., RN, FAAN, 102 Robinson Hall (617-373-3649).
Program Directors

  • B.S.N./M.S. and M.S./M.B.A.: Jane F. Aroian, Ed.D., RN, 207J Robinson Hall (617-373-3128).
  • Community Care: Margaret A. Mahoney, Ph.D., RN, ANP, 207D Robinson Hall (617-373-3108).
  • Critical Care/Neonatal: Elizabeth M. Howard, Ph.D., RN, ANP, 418A Robinson Hall (617-373-4590).
  • Nurse Anesthesia: Janet Dewan, M.S., CRNA, New England Medical Center (617-636-9338).
  • Nursing Administration: Jane F. Aroian, Ed.D., RN, 207J Robinson Hall (617-373-3128).
  • Primary Care: Michelle A. Beauchesne, D.N.Sc., PNP, 401A Robinson Hall (617-373-3621).
  • Psychiatric–Mental Health: Margery Chisolm, Ed.D., D.N.Sc., RN, CS, 106H Robinson Hall (617-373-4603).

Therese M. Hofmann, M.B.A., Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Programs, 400 Dodge Hall (617-373-5417).
Kate Klepper, M.B.A., Director of Working Professional Programs, 350 Dodge Hall (617-373-3258).
Dennis Ramsier, M.B.A., Director of Co-op M.B.A. Program, 350 Dodge Hall (617-373-4264).
Department Coordinators

  • Accounting: Paul Janell, Ph.D., 404 Hayden Hall (617-373-4645).
  • Finance and Insurance: Joseph Meador, Ph.D., 413 Hayden Hall (617-373-4713).
  • General Management: Ravi Sarathy, Ph.D., 214 Hayden Hall (617-373-4806).
  • Human Resources: Frank Spital, Ph.D., 304 Hayden Hall (617-373-4722).
  • Management Science: Robert Parsons, M.A., M.B.A., 314 Hayden Hall (617-373-4749).
  • Marketing: Dan Dunn, D.B.A., 202 Hayden Hall (617-373-4563).

Agnes H. Chan, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Director, 161 Cullinane Hall (617-373-2464). E-mail:

Robert D. Croatti, Associate Dean for College Operations and Director of Graduate School, 204 Churchill Hall (617-373-3327). E-mail:

Yaman Yener, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and Director of the Graduate School of Engineering, 130 Snell Engineering Center (617-373-2711). E-mail:

Department Chairs

  • Chemical Engineering: Ronald Willey, Ph.D., Acting Chair, 342 Snell Engineering Center (617-373-2996).
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering: Mishac Yegian, Ph.D., 431 Snell Engineering Center (617-373-2445).
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering: Fabrizio Lombardi, Ph.D., 309 Dana Hall (617-373-4159).
  • Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering: John Cipolla, Ph.D., 334 Snell Engineering Center (617-373-2186).

Elizabeth Lawrence, Director, 412 Dodge Hall (617-373-5072). E-mail:

Roger I. Abrams, J.D., Dean, 120 Knowles Hall (617-373-3307). E-mail:
Diane L. Tsoulas, J.D., Associate Dean, 120 Knowles Hall (617-373-3307). E-mail:
Peter D. Enrich, J.D., Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, 25 Cargill Hall (617-373-5094). E-mail:

Judith Stoessel, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Programs, 295 Ryder Hall (617-373-2425). E-mail:
Admissions: Cornelius O'Leary, Director of Academic and Student Affars (617-373-5169). E-mail:

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