Global Pathways is designed for international students who do not meet Northeastern’s English language admission requirements for their desired graduate degree program. This intensive academic program is taken for one or two semesters before admission to their program of interest.

You will participate in rigorous English language training and university skills preparation and enroll in one of two areas: the Business and Humanities Track or the Engineering, Math, and Computer Science Track. You will also take a 2-4 credit course that can then be transferred to your master’s degree.

Upon successful completion of the program requirements—as well as meeting progression requirements—you will be admitted to your graduate degree program of choice.

Below are the graduate programs at Northeastern University that offer Global Pathways as an option.

Available master’s degrees on the Boston campus

Select your master’s degree of interest to see: specific degree progression requirements, entry requirements, application deadlines, start dates, and curriculum.

College of Professional Studies
Applied Machine Intelligence
Commerce and Economic Development
Corporate and Organizational Communication
Digital Media
Global Studies & International Relations
Human Resources Management
Nonprofit Management
Organizational Leadership
Project Management
Regulatory Affairs
Sports Leadership
Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Computer Science
Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Biomedical Science
Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery
Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery
College of Science
Applied Mathematics
Environmental Science and Policy
Operations Research: Mathematics
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
School of Law
Law, LLM
D’Amore-McKim School of Business
Business Administration
International Management
College of Engineering
Advance Intel Manufacturing
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Data Analytics Engineering
Data Architecture and Management
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Energy Systems
Engineering Management
Engineering and Public Policy
Environmental Engineering
Human Factor
Industrial Engineering
Information Systems
Mechanical Engineering
Operations Research
Software Engineering Systems
Sustainable Building Systems
Telecommunication Networks

Hear from our students

“This program helped familiarize me with the teaching methods and educational resources of Northeastern. I learned how to have active discussions with my professors and how to better participate in teamwork settings.”

Wentao Ma MS Project Management ‘14