An international applicant is a foreign student who plans to apply for or is currently in the United States on an F visa or B1/B2 visa.  

How to Apply

To apply for admission, please submit the following documents:

Step 1. Submit the Masters Application and $30 application fee

Step 2. Submit ECE ( or WES ( evaluation of all college/university coursework completed outside of the United States (Graduates must have a U.S. equivalent bachelor’s degree or equivalent under the Bologna Accord (degree supplemental also required), and

Official Transcripts for all colleges/universities attended within the United States (required for transfer students who previously attended college or university)

Step 3. Submit your Statement of Goals and Objectives

Step 4. Submit Two letters of Recommendation (with letter of recommendation form)

Step 5. Provide TOEFL or IELTS official score report (this is waived if you earned 24 credits from a United States college or university).

Step 6. Submit an official bank letter(s) from each sponsor. Amounts must be given in US Dollars.

Step 7. Submit the Northeastern Financial Statement (this form must be notarized)

Step 8. If you are currently in the United States, submit a copy of your visa and I-94

Step 9. If you are currently in the United States, submit a copy of your current I-20

Note: Some programs may also require additional documents, such as GRE, GMAT, writing samples, etc. Please refer to the application instructions for full details.


  • Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper exam) OR 213 (computer exam) OR 79 (Internet exam) or minimum IELTS score of 6.5. 
  • Full Admissions requires cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher; Provisional admissions may be granted to students with a 2.5 GPA or higher.
  • Additional program requirements must also be met, including completion of prerequisite coursework.