Pathway to Tech Master’s Degrees

Computing and data science skills can open doors in a diverse range of career paths, from creating products for major tech corporations, to working in-house in any sector of the economy, to striking out on your own with a new product, and even to pushing our collective knowledge forward through research. And while some people realize their interest early in their education, many others learn that they have an aptitude for technical work later, through their careers.

Northeastern University in Silicon Valley offers four different master’s degrees with a suite of concentrations for these learners. Whatever your career goals, we can help you build the skills for your next chapter. No prior computing experience is required; applicants from all previous fields of study are encouraged to apply.

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MS in Computer Science, Align

Degree conferred by: Khoury College of Computer Sciences

You’ll begin the program with a two-semester introductory sequence designed specifically for students without a background in computer science. Your cohort will be made of students like you who are coming from outside the field. You’ll then be able to choose from a range of electives—such as Artificial Intelligence, Computer-Human Interface, Graphics, Software Engineering, and more—in important breadth areas.

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Possible career outcomes include: Software Engineer, Software Developer, Security Engineer, Robotics Engineer, Cloud Platform Engineer, Full Stack Developer, Integration Engineer, PhD Candidate, Full Stack Developer

MS in Information Systems, Bridge

Degree conferred by: College of Engineering

The MSIS-Bridge program aims to bridge the gap between business users and technologists as industries increasingly digitize their operations. The program responds to the growing demand for professionals who possess a deep understanding of how technology can be harnessed to address significant societal challenges. Through a multidisciplinary approach that integrates business management, software engineering, and information technology, MSIS-Bridge students are empowered to tackle complex real-world issues in the realms of business and society.

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Possible career outcomes include: Software Engineer, DevOps, Technical Program Manager, IT Manager, Business Intelligence Analyst, Machine Learning Engineer, Front End Developer, UX Developer

MS in Data Science, Align

Degree conferred by: Khoury College of Computer Sciences

This program provides research and coursework in artificial intelligence, machine learning, databases, statistics (hypothesis testing), and the theory of language programming. You will learn to collect data from numerous sources, explore and hypothesize, utilize machine learning models, and effectively analyze and communicate your models and predictions. These important skills, coupled with opportunities for experiential learning, will allow you to chart your own unique career course in this highly competitive and rewarding field.

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Possible career outcomes include: Data Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer, Software Engineer, Data Analyst, Quantitative Researcher

MPS in Analytics

Degree conferred by: College of Professional Studies

Students take on an end-to-end analytics education through a core curriculum with integrated experiential learning opportunities. The program prepares students with a deep understanding of the mechanics of working with data (i.e., its collection, modeling, and structuring) along with the capacity to identify and communicate data-driven insights that ultimately influence decisions. Students graduate with a portfolio of work samples that demonstrate their range and depth of skill.

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Possible career outcomes include: Data Analyst, Business Analyst, Financial Analyst, Market Research Analyst