Interdisciplinary Students

Interdisciplinary Students: Earn a Graduate Certificate During your Northeastern Master's Program

Are you fascinated by the operations of complex businesses? Are you always looking for ways to streamline processes? Do you find satisfaction in solving logistic problems?

If you have chosen to pursue a non-business master's degree at Northeastern, there is an opportunity to incorporate business education into your graduate studies. Interdisciplinary student status allows you to pursue your business interests, add new skills to your resume, and earn another credential—all without adding any additional credits to your graduate course load.

Graduate degree students pursuing a Master of Science in Engineering Management and in good academic standing may pursue a Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management during their studies. All that is required is a simple, internal graduate certificate application form.

Diversifying Your Northeastern Education

Declaring interdisciplinary student status is an opportunity to add business education to your area of graduate focus.

Earning a D'Amore-McKim Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management will allow you to gain new skills, diversify your resume, and differentiate yourself from other job applicants.

Business skills are helpful in all professional industries. Through your certificate studies, you will learn effective communication techniques, develop additional confidence with project-based work, and hone your problem-solving abilities. Additionally, you will deepen your understanding of a vital part of modern corporate operations—the efficient flow of goods and services.

Above all, a D'Amore-McKim graduate certificate will enhance your master's degree by encouraging you to think like a supply chain management professional. No matter where your career takes you, you'll find that the creative thinking taught at D'Amore-McKim gives you an extra advantage—whether it is in the board room, at the drafting board, or on a construction management job site.

At D'Amore McKim I have been given access to the world. Every class has a new set of people who are accomplished and worldly. My graduate certificate program gave me the opportunity to develop soft skills on a global scale.

Akshaya Saraf, GC in Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management'17/ MS in Engineering Management'17


The Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management requires 12 credits. Interdisciplinary Students can typically apply these courses towards their degree program as electives.

Students who are earning their Master of Science in Engineering Management and have taken the course Supply Chain Engineering (IE 7200) can bypass one required course, Operations and Supply Chain Management (SCHM 6201). As a result, these students can earn a Graduate Certificate through the completion of 9 credit hours.

Eligibility Requirements


Matriculated students in the College of Engineering and College of Arts, Media, and Design are eligible to pursue interdisciplinary student status after their first semester of graduate study.

Pre-Approved Masters Programs

Students who are earning their Master of Science in Engineering Management may declare themselves an Interdisciplinary Student by simply submitting this Internal Graduate Certificate Application. No additional application, test scores, transcripts, or approvals are required.

Approval-Required Masters Programs

Students enrolled in other master's programs in the College of Engineering or College of Arts, Media, and Design may also wish to pursue interdisciplinary student status. If you are interested in doing so, the first step is to speak with your academic advisor early in your graduate program studies. When possible, it is ideal to have this conversation during your first semester of graduate study because the certificate credits may fulfill your degree elective requirements.

If approval is granted by both departments, declaring Interdisciplinary Student status requires only a simple form. No additional application, test scores, or transcripts will be required.