M.Sc. On Campus

Data Architecture and Management

Northeastern University

24 months
27000 USD/year
27000 USD/year
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The MS in Data Architecture and Management at Northeastern University goes beyond data collection and analysis. It addresses crucial activities, including data preparation, data curation, application integration, and data engineering based on the combination of use cases and integration persona.


The Master of Science in Data Architecture and Management at Northeastern University offers a multitude of courses in data engineering, including supplementary courses required to deliver data results to management in a meaningful way. We plan to cover data management, advanced data management, data warehousing and business intelligence, column databases, data science engineering, and big-data engineering.

On the software engineering side, we offer advanced big-data programming using the powerful Scala language and a course on advanced data science as well as cloud computing. We also offer multi-thread concurrent computing—important for synchronizing a huge set of servers working in parallel to do large scale analytics, making things run faster by 100s-fold increase in speed.

Due to the high-level mathematical operations required to make these programs run, only software engineers can work in these complicated areas. Only they can make the necessary mathematical algorithms execute quickly enough to get the finest results.

Unique Features

  • Students may pursue a PhD after completion of the master's degree
  • Can be combined with a Gordon Engineering Leadership certificate
  • Graduates of Northeastern's College of Engineering programs have been very successful in obtaining employment during the last 10 years

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Data Science Engineering Methods and Tools
  • Data Management and Database Design
  • Designing Advanced Data Architectures for Business Intelligence
  • Engineering of Big-Data System
  • Big-Data System Engineering Using Scala
  • Big-Data Systems and Intelligence Analytics
  • Big Data Architecture and Governance
  • Business Analysis and Information Engineering
  • Planning and Managing Information Systems Development
  • Software Quality Control and Management
  • Business Ethics and Intellectual Property for Engineers
  • Advanced Big-Data Applications and Indexing Techniques
  • Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Early Action - domestic/international: January 15

  • International students inside the US: July 1 / November 1
  • Deadline - regional campus: August 15 / December 15


32 alternative credits


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
  • GRE is not required for applicants starting spring 2021
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resumé
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo for international applicants

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 54000 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    27000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 54000 USD for the full programme 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.


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