24 months
27850 USD/year
27850 USD/year
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The Internet of Things program at Northeastern University offers students the interdisciplinary background to contribute to the Internet of Things—the web of internet-connected devices and objects now reshaping our society, from healthcare to defense.


The interdisciplinary Internet of Things program at Northeastern University prepares highly qualified researchers and specialized professionals to lead the development of the Internet of Things (IoT)—a globally interconnected continuum of untethered devices and objects interacting with the physical environment, people, and each other. This joint program is offered by Northeastern’s Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering, together with the Khoury College of Computer Sciences. Through a combination of coursework, master’s thesis, supervised research spanning multiple colleges at Northeastern, and/or industry experience, students will be equipped to design and implement the autonomous wireless networked systems of the future, sometimes built for uncertain or extreme environments.

Students will benefit from an interdisciplinary curriculum spanning courses in electrical and computer engineering as well entrepreneurship, policy, business, and security—plus a wealth of electives from across the university. Key topics include nanoelectronics, embedded systems, communications, networking, signal processing, data analytics, machine learning, policy, and entrepreneurship.

Career Outlook

It’s predicted that by 2023, there will be more than 14.7 billion machine-to-machine connections, or half of the total global connected devices and connections over the internet—up from a third in 2018. Multimillion-dollar investments from both public agencies and the private sector continue to drive the rapid growth of IoT devices.

Applications for IoT technologies run the gamut from healthcare to home monitoring and automation, environmental monitoring and pollution control, smart grid and infrastructure management, real-time monitoring of industrial processes, and intelligent transportation of people and goods, among many others. As usage proliferates, graduates of the MS in Internet of Things program will find wide-ranging career opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Wireless Sensor Networks and the Internet of Things
  • Wireless Communication Systems
  • Algorithms
  • Machine Learning
  • Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Special Problems in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete 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

    27850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55700 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    27850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55700 USD for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
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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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