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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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Be Part of the Digital Revolution

From rigorous and flexible academics to our world-renown co-op program and real-world project-based coursework, our students are prepared to advance their careers in the high-demand fields of software, data, and network systems.

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 across our global university network such as in Seattle Washington, Silicon Valley in California, Toronto, Canada, and more.

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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, and some offer part-time, online, and hybrid options.

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Graduate School of Engineering and Admissions Information

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

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Recent News and Student Spotlights

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Exploring Data-Driven Approach to Cancer Survivors

MGEN Associate Teaching Professor Ram Hariharan’s research, “A Data-driven Approach to Improve Wellness and Reduce Recurrence in Cancer Survivors,” was published in Frontiers in Oncology.

Mishra Receives Master’s Student Award in Leadership

Shweta Mishra, MS’24, information systems is the recipient of the 2024 Master’s Student Award in Leadership, which honors exceptional leadership skills, positively impacting the academic community, projects, or extracurricular activities.

How This Gordon Institute Fellow Stays Determined to Follow His Dream

After 13 years in the industry, Raymond Tay, MS’24, is gaining new insights on the telecommunications industry as he simultaneously pursues a master’s in telecommunications networks from the College of Engineering, and a graduate certificate in engineering leadership from the Gordon Institute of Engineering Leadership.

Using Machine Learning to Predict Cancer Treatment Response

Ram Hariharan, an associate teaching professor and director of engineering programs in Seattle, discusses how he is developing machine learning tools to predict responses to cancer immunotherapy and democratize access to these treatments.