24 months
1740 USD/credit 52200 USD/year
1740 USD/credit 52200 USD/year
1740 USD/credit 52200 USD/year
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As a student in the MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Master of Science) from Northeastern University, you have the flexibility to specialize in an area of interest with eight concentrations (see below), research areas, and experiential learning options. 

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During the MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Master of Science) from Northeastern University , you will receive deep fundamental and practical knowledge in the various disciplines of electrical and computer engineering through a strong curriculum and research opportunities.

Research ranges from the design, analysis, and optimization of high-performance computing systems, to the fabrication of cutting-edge microelectromechanical actuators, to new research frontiers on smart power grids, metamaterials, biomedical signal processing, and communication systems. Students also have the opportunity to gain up to eight months of professional experience as part of the academic curriculum though our top-ranked cooperative education program. Located in Boston, a hub of high tech, biotech, academia, the department has strong ties to local industry and the world-famous hospitals and medical centers, and is involved in many joint research projects with them, others across the nation, and has significant government-funded research.

The department educates the next generation of highly skilled engineers and researchers with necessary skills to address the future needs of industry, government, and humanity.

Cutting-edge Research

Northeastern electrical and computer engineering faculty and graduate students conduct world-class research at the forefront of electrical and computer engineering. The department is home to experts in a variety of disciplines spanning the field of electrical and computer engineering. Our faculty and graduate students are deeply connected with the intellectual community of Boston and Cambridge. Our department features numerous collaborations with top-tier institutions such as MIT, Harvard, Draper Labs, and Massachusetts General Hospital to name just a few. Our research is also funded by numerous federal agencies. Additionally, Northeastern is home to several cutting-edge labs and facilities in areas of electrical and computer engineering such as the Institute for Experiential Robotics, the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things, the Institute for Experiential AI and many others in the areas of health, security/cybersecurity, and sustainability.

Programme Structure

Concentrations include:

  • Communications, Control, and Signal Processing
  • Computer Systems and Software
  • Computer Networks and Security
  • Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Algorithms
  • Electromagnetics, Plasma, and Optics
  • Microsystems, Materials, and Devices
  • Power Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • $75 application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended 
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resumé
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo for international applicants

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1740 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    52200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1740 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    52200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1740 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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