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Information Systems

Northeastern University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
25850 USD/year
25850 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Information Systems at Northeastern University offers cutting-edge expertise in a variety of courses that combine technological advances and business practices.

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In the Master of Science in Information Systems (MS-IS) program at Northeastern University , you will embark on an IT leadership pathway as a more evolved, dynamic software engineer. 

Through an innovative curriculum and a rigorous academic program that is both broad and deep, you’ll become a problem solver who designs groundbreaking software solutions that fit within the complexities of the business world and solve the humanistic needs of the people who use them.

This flexible degree program puts software at the forefront of the engineering paradigm to address the socio-technical needs of contemporary society. You’ll be prepared to go beyond simple programming to become a leader in information technology, delivering systems that are safe and secure and that help solve the world’s grand challenges. 

Your degree will involve a deep level of applied learning with hands-on case studies in every course and at least one required co-op experience in an industry of your choosing. You’ll also have the flexibility to tailor your degree to your professional goals through a number of available concentrations:

  • General information systems
  • User experience
  • Big Data systems and analytics
  • Smart contracts
  • Intelligent systems

You’ll also build the crucial interpersonal skills you need to succeed in any industry, taking courses on business analysis, project planning, agile development, and quality assurance.

Experiential learning

Northeastern combines rigorous academics with experiential learning and research to prepare students for real-world engineering challenges. 

The cooperative education program, also known as “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 professional industry experience in their field of interest as part of the academic curriculum while employed from four to eight months in a wide variety of organizations, from large companies to entrepreneurial start-ups.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Application Engineering and Development
  • Network Structures and Cloud Computing
  • Big Data Systems and Intelligence Analytics
  • Web Design and User Experience Engineering
  • Program Structure and Algorithms 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • $75 application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Official GRE scores
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • TOEFL or IELTS for international applicants
  • Undergraduate degree in engineering or similar field
English Language Proficiency Proof: students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
  • Official bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S, stating degree conferral and date
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or NU Global Exam scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51700 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51700 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


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