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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the application deadline for the graduate programs of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences?

See Full List of Application Deadlines

How do I apply to the program I wish to attend?

All Bouvé Graduate programs have a link to the online application on their individual program page. See the word “Apply” in the left hand column.

Is there an Application Fee?

There is a $75 non-refundable application fee which can be paid by credit card or check. Application fee waivers are only provided to Northeastern alumni, current AmeriCorps program members, and to applicants that are affiliated to the Graduate Education for Minorities (GEM) Program or the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program. Proof of affiliation to any of these programs needs to be submitted to the graduate admissions office for approval. Applicants that are approved for this waiver should submit the online application by choosing the “pay by check” option.

Are recommendations necessary?

You will need 3 letters of recommendation. Check the online recommendation box and enter the e-mail address of your recommender. Our automatic system will send the necessary information to the entered e-mail address.

What should I write for my personal statement?

Your personal goal statement should briefly describe how you view the future of the field, what your goals are to be part of that future, and what brought you to pursue an advanced education degree in your chosen field. You may include any other information that you feel might be useful.

Do I need official transcripts of previous studies and degrees?

You are welcome to upload copies of your official transcripts, however, to complete your application you will have to provide official transcripts from all colleges attended. Please list your most recent degree in the first rectangle for listing colleges in which you have studied.

To what address should I send official transcripts?

Northeastern University
Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Graduate Admissions
123 BK, 360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Are unofficial transcripts accepted during the admission process?

Effective March 2012, we will accept unofficial transcripts to complete applications. Official transcripts will only be required when a student is accepted. You will continue to have the option to submit official transcripts. We will not accept web-based transcripts or printouts from your student account. Transcripts should be uploaded to the application, faxed or scanned and e-mailed to our office to be considered unofficial.

Are standardized tests required for admissions?

See Full List of standardized test requirements by program

What are the college codes for the standardized tests?

GRE/TOEFL Tests: 3629
GMAT: 3667
Miller Analogy: 1224

What is the minimum GRE test scores? 

A minimum score of 150 Verbal Reasoning and 150 Quantitative Reasoning is required for tests taken after August 1, 2011, and a minimum of 500 Verbal Reasoning and 500 Quantitative Reasoning is required for tests taken prior to August 1, 2011. 

If I have studied in a college outside of the United States, what official information do you need?

Students from school systems that use English as the primary language (Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, etc.) do not need to verify their transcripts. Transcripts in languages other than English should be submitted for a course by course verification by a credential evaluation agency.

International students whose country does not use English as the primary language must take a standardized language exam.

Once accepted and confirmed international students are required to submit an I-20 request, this form is required to obtain an F-1 nonimmigrant student or J-1 exchange visitor visa to study at a US academic institution.

What credentialing agencies are acceptable for transcript translations?

Educational Credential EvaluatorsCenter for Educational DocumentationWorld Education Services, Inc.
P. O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
P.O. Box 170116
Boston, MA 02117
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087

We do not accept recommendations and other documents from Interfolio.

What standardized language exams are accepted for international students?

Both the TOEFL and the IELTS exams are acceptable.

TOEFL: 3629 is the school code 100 is the acceptable score
IELTS: School Code not needed 7.0 is the acceptable score

Under what circumstances can the TOEFL/IELTS test be waived?

The TOEFL/IELTS test can only be waived if the applicant is from an English speaking country (e.g. Australia, England, Canada, etc), received a degree from an US institution or attended a school where all courses were taught in English. 

Are prerequisite courses necessary for admissions?

Some programs do require prerequisite courses and have regulations as to where they can be taken. Please see the program web site for this information.

Do the graduate nursing programs need other information for my application?

All nursing applicants must provide a copy of their current U.S. nursing license and copies of any professional certifications (this does not apply to Direct Entry Nursing candidates).

Nursing applicants must have successfully completed a statistics course that includes probability theory and hypothesis testing.

What kind of nursing licenses are accepted for the different nursing programs?

A US nursing license is required for all nursing programs other than the PhD and the Direct Entry programs. For the PhD a nursing license is required, but it does not have to be a United States license. The Direct Entry programs do not require nursing licenses.

Am I able to get an update on my admission decision over the phone?

No. After a decision becomes available the applicant will receive an email update, and an official letter is mailed to the address provided during the applicatin process.

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Bouvé Graduate School
123 Behrakis Health Science Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617-373-2708
Fax: 617-373-4701

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