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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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Xun Peng
MS in Information Systems student

He chose the MS in Information Systems program because of the cutting-edge course work like cloud computing and Big...

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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.

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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

Online/Hybrid Course Information


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

Increasing Cybersecurity Standards

A group of MS students from the Information Systems program are working on co-op with Granite Telecommunications to elevate U.S. cybersecurity standards.

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IS Students Win 2nd Prize in MIT Blockchain Hackathon

MS Information Systems students Swathi Kommaghattachandr and Vivek Madhusudanbadrina won the second place prize at the MIT Blockchain Hackathon. The Hackathon had over 250 hackers organized into 30 teams participating in the competition. Swathi and Vivek built an end-to-end smart contract application leveraging Blockchain technologies to protect the drug supply chain from counterfeit crimes. The […]

IS Students Win EthDenver Blockchain Hackathon

Information Systems students Zhongjie He (Eric) and Parth Gargava were one of seven winners of the EthDenver Blockchain Hackaton in Colorada. The Hackaton had an audience of 600 people with over 190 teams participating in the competition. Eric and Parth, with the guidance of their teacher Qi Lu, built a smart contract application leveraging the accountability and […]