Northeastern University offers both university- and college-approved interdisciplinary graduate programs for the student who wishes to pursue graduate studies in an area that substantially overlaps two or more units. The program will correspond in scope and depth to Northeastern’s established degree standards but need not agree exactly with the regulations of individual units. 

The general regulations and requirements for graduate programs apply to all interdisciplinary programs. Additional requirements are as follows.

Interdisciplinary degrees approved by the Board of Trustees and with curriculum listed in the Graduate Catalog will be administered by a unit designated by the provost. The unit may be within the Office of the Provost or within a college. Faculty oversight of these programs will be through a designated program committee or oversight group. For programs in colleges, the processes followed shall be determined by that unit. For degree programs administered through the Office of the Provost, a faculty group appointed by the provost will provide the faculty oversight.