College of ENGINEERING
Master of Science in Information Systems
Northeastern University’s Master of Science in Information Systems closes the gap between business management, software engineering, and information technology. The program is designed to help you improve processes and solve complex challenges related to business and society. You’ll graduate ready to go beyond programming as an information technology leader, delivering safe, secure systems that help solve some of society’s biggest challenges.
Northeastern University’s Master of Science in Information Systems closes the gap between business management, software engineering, and information technology. The program is designed to help you improve processes and solve complex challenges related to business and society.
Throughout the program, you will engage in a broad, deep, and innovative curriculum that prepares you to become a problem-solver who designs groundbreaking software solutions that meet business-world complexities and the humanistic needs of users. You’ll also gain the interpersonal skills needed to succeed across industries.
You’ll gain a solid technical foundation through advanced coursework taught by faculty with deep industry-wide experience in engineering techniques. Your coursework includes business analysis, project planning, agile development, and quality assurance.
Courses are interactive, conversational, and participatory. You’ll take ownership of your learning experience through technical sessions and discussions of real-world cases. The program offers a wide range of courses that reflect current and future industry trends, such as:
- Cryptocurrency and Smart Contract Engineering
- Engineering of Big-Data Systems
- Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
- Cyber-Security Engineering and Development
- Digital Business
- Full-Stack Software Engineering
- User Experience Design
- Data Science and Machine Learning Systems Engineering
You’ll have the flexibility to focus your curriculum on your career interests through extensive elective choices. You can also participate in Northeastern’s leading cooperative education program, gaining up to eight months of professional experience in your field of interest.
As a program graduate, you’ll have a lifelong career advantage as an information technology leader, delivering safe, secure systems that advance society.
What makes Miami a destination for professionals looking to advance their careers?
- #1 city for tech job growth and migration (Forbes, 2022)
- Record-breaking $5.5 billion venture capital invested—#1 in the Southeast U.S. and #9 overall nationwide—when larger tech hubs are seeing 25%–40% decreases (Forbes, Refresh Miami, 2022)
- $2.28 billion in venture capital to FinTech, $1.1 billion in VC to HealthTech, $859 million in VC to crypto and blockchain (Refresh Miami, 2021)
Miami has transformed into a diverse economic powerhouse with ideal characteristics for new businesses and vibrant lifestyles. Northeastern University’s Miami campus is located in Wynwood, a popular neighborhood studded with murals by some of the world’s best-known street artists. The district offers a range of trendy boutiques, restaurants, and nightclubs. Some of the country’s most innovative companies have opened offices here, including Spotify, Live Nation, PwC, and venture capital firms Founders Fund and Atomic.
Miami’s growing tech sector is attracting creative tech professionals from across the country. FinTech, HealthTech, and crypto capital lead the sector, with other key focus industries that include aviation, banking and finance, creative design, hospitality and tourism, technology and innovation, life sciences and healthcare, and trade and logistics.
- The Master of Science in Information Systems degree closes the gap between business management, software engineering, and information technology to help students solve complex issues related to businesses and society.
- The Miami program offers both full and part-time options.
- You can focus your curriculum on your career interests, from big data and smart contracts to user experience and more.
- Northeastern’s top-ranked cooperative education program provides up to eight months of professional working experience.
The Master of Science in Information Systems program prepares you with the expertise you need—programming, design, and architecture alongside solid communication and interpersonal skills—to succeed in today’s rapidly changing technological and interconnected business world.
- Northeastern has successfully placed a majority of Master of Science in Information Systems program graduates at industry leaders such as Google, Microsoft, Deloitte, Oracle, and IBM, as well as global companies of all sizes.
- Employment for software developers is projected to grow 25% through 2032—much faster than the average for all occupations. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022)
- Recent graduates are working in roles such as:
- Functional engineers and architects
- Project managers
- Business design and process architects
- Data architects
- IT managers
Tuition and Aid
This is an estimate based on the tuition rates for Academic Year 2023-2024 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.
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Diverse experiential opportunities
Northeastern University 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 universities that offers a co-op program for graduate students. Students gain up to eight months of professional experience employed in their field of interest as part of the academic curriculum, giving them a competitive edge upon graduation.
The College of Engineering has 2,000+ co-op employer partners globally. Our dedicated team of co-op coordinators prepare students for the co-op experience through resume building, developing interview skills, and guiding professional development. Recent co-op partners for the MSIS program include Google, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Tesla, and Apple, as well as large corporations to startups globally.
Applicants must submit the online application and all required admission materials no later than the stated deadlines to be considered for admission. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.
|Deadline for domestic applicants:||August 1|
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