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Programs at Northeastern University

We offer preparation programs leading into master’s degrees at Northeastern University. If you do not need degree preparation, our Pathways staff can help you apply directly to a graduate program at Northeastern, as well as transfer into a Bachelor’s Completion program to finish a degree that you have already started elsewhere.

Route to NortheasternProgram optionCampus
Preparation programGraduate Global PathwaysBoston or Seattle
Pre-Sessional EnglishOff-campus
Enter a degree directlyBachelor's Completion Program (transfer)Boston
Professionally-focused master's degreesBoston, Seattle or Silicon Valley
School of Business programs and School of Law LLMBoston

For all on-campus programs, you will have immediate access to Northeastern University facilitates and resources, including the use of academic support services exclusively for international students.


Bachelor’s Completion Program

For transfer into an undergraduate degree completion program, in one of the following majors:

  • BS Finance and Accounting Management
  • BS Information Technology
  • BS Leadership
  • BS Management

More information about the degree completion program.

Benefits of the Bachelor's Completion Program

Simple application process

No SAT/ACT scores or outside transcript assessments required

A fast and affordable route

to a top 50 US university

Transfer your undergraduate credits

If you have 32+ applicable credits, complete your bachelor's at Northeastern in 2 years


Enter a graduate program directly

For personalized guidance on gaining immediate enrollment in a master’s degree or certificate. Select from the areas below to see available programs:

Spotlight on D'Amore-McKim School of Business

Graduate certificate direct entry

Direct entry to a graduate certificate

Enhance your professional business skills with a graduate certificate from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Complete a graduate certificate in just 4 or 8 months, with no GMAT or GRE required. You can earn 12-15 graduate credits that are transferable to a master’s degree at Northeastern, or an MBA program at another university.

Spotlight on MBA direct entry

Direct entry to an MBA program

Northeastern’s 24-month Master of Business Administration offers incredible professional preparation, including 6-month, in-depth paid work experiences and international consulting projects. The program ranks 5th in the USA for job placement, with 96% of graduates employed 3 months post-MBA (Bloomberg BusinessWeek 2017).

Help with every step

Apply through International Pathways and receive personalized guidance on your application, including:

  • A review of your English and academic qualifications
  • Preparation of your application documents
  • Guidance through the visa process
  • Advice on programs, accommodations and insurance options

Pre-sessional English

A pre-sessional English course is for students who have been “conditionally admitted” to Northeastern but need to improve their English language skills to meet the entry requirements. Kaplan International English centers offer pre-sessional English courses in several cities throughout the USA, including Boston and Seattle.

International students may be conditionally admitted to the following  programs:

  • Bachelor’s Completion program
  • Graduate Global Pathways leading to a master’s degree in the College of Professional Studies
  • Graduate Certificates in D’Amore McKim School of Business

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