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Multidisciplinary Master's Programs

Applied areas of study combining technical and business coursework in the areas of software, data, and network systems to prepare students for the workforce.

The Multidisciplinary Master of Science (MS) programs integrate engineering solutions from the fields of technology and business by developing technical and engineering skills through advanced course work and complex technical projects in the areas of software, data, and network systems. Each program focuses on the application of knowledge and skills to business and industrial settings.

The programs blend academic and corporate experience to enable students to enhance their professional capabilities, thereby facilitating career transformation. Given an applied focus, each program provides learning opportunities to develop the skills needed to create innovative, practical, and effective solutions that can be easily applied to current professional challenges.

These programs are designed to prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. Students who are seeking preparation for entry into PhD programs should consider specific department MS programs aligned with their research interests.


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Amal Bukhari
Amal Bukhari
PhD'19, Interdisciplinary Engineering
MS'11, Information Systems

Amal Bukhari traveled from Saudi Arabia to Boston to pursue an MS in Information Systems. While at Northeastern she...

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Harshal Neelkamal
MS in Computer Systems Engineering

He shares his journey from India, the innovation-based culture of software engineering in the U.S., and his co-op experience...

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World-Renowned Cooperative Education

The Cooperative Education Program at Northeastern University, also known as a “co-op,” is one of the largest and most innovative in the world, and Northeastern is one of only a few that offers a Co-op Program for Graduate Students. Through this program students gain industry experience in a wide variety of organizations, from large companies to entrepreneurial start-ups, while helping to finance their education.


Campus Locations

In addition to our Boston campus, some master’s programs are offered at regional campus locations, including Seattle Washington, and Silicon Valley in California. To find programs at regional locations, search Academic Programs filtering by the campus location of interest, or view specific graduate programs for more information.

Find Academic Programs at Regional Campuses


Graduate Certificates

Over 15 graduate certificates are available to provide students the opportunity to develop a specialization in an area of their choice. Certificates can be taken in addition to or in combination with a master’s degree, or provide a pathway to a master’s degree in Northeastern’s College of Engineering. Master’s programs can also be combined with a Gordon Engineering Leadership certificate. Students should consult with their faculty advisor regarding these options.

Graduate Certificates

Certificate Policies


Flexible Program Formats

Graduate program courses are offered as traditional full-time, part-time, on-campus, online, and hybrid options to meet student needs. Specific program descriptions indicate online availability or search for Academic Programs by selecting the Online/Hybrid Courses filter.

Find Academic Programs in Online/Hybrid Formats


Graduate School of Engineering and Admissions Information

To learn more about graduate engineering programs at Northeastern, visit the Graduate School of Engineering website.

Graduate School of Engineering

Recent News

Aman Kushwaha

Telecommunication Networks Co-op at Nokia Provides Real-World Experience

Aman Kushwaha, ME’22, telecommunication networks, completed a co-op at Nokia as an Infrastructure and DevOps Intern setting up automation tools for data centers and optimizing pre-existing architecture to equip them with upcoming technologies. The MS in Telecommunication networks covering computer systems networking and telecommunications is an area as Kushwaha says that “every conglomerate, every infrastructure, every organization stands tall with the help of communications and inter-networking (internet).”

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Cyber-Physical Systems Experience for the Connected World

Aurobindo Samantaray, ME’21, cyber-physical systems, joined the Northeastern community in January 2020. He came to Northeastern for its co-op program, bringing with him professional experience in embedded systems by working with large companies in the automotive industry—build automation. Samantaray worked on various software and products that have lifesaving capabilities such as airbags and occupant classification […]

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The Total MSIS Package: Courses, Mentoring, Co-op

Sai Kale joined the Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program in Spring 2020, immediately jumping into topics such as application engineering, web development, and user experience engineering. When asked why she chose Northeastern University, Kale states, “The opportunity to learn new technologies through well-designed courses, alongside practical exposure through a strong co-op structure, […]

Annual Graduate Student Awardees

Congratulations to the graduate students who won the Outstanding Graduate Research, Outstanding Graduate Teaching, and Outstanding MS Student Leadership Awards.