The ALIGN Advantage

We understand that your career goals can shift as your interests expand, new opportunities arise, industries change, and technology advances. Whether your undergraduate degree was in the sciences or liberal arts, and whether you’re a recent college graduate or an experienced professional, ALIGN offers you a transition into some of the most dynamic industries across the globe. Our one-of-a-kind ALIGN (Accelerated Link to Industry through Northeastern’s Global Network) master’s degree programs provide you with the knowledge and experience necessary to shift your career into a high-demand field.


Our Program

  • Provides individuals with a bachelor’s degree who have a strong analytical foundation with the powerful combination of graduate education plus degree-related work experience
  • Enables you to seize opportunities in fields where there is a strong demand for qualified professionals
  • Is rigorous and relevant, with all the benefits you expect from Northeastern University: Industry-aligned coursework, leading faculty, and experiential learning

Our Students

  • Are intellectually curious, come from diverse academic backgrounds, and have experience in a wide array of disciplines
  • Begin their graduate studies with bridge courses that link their undergraduate studies to their new industry of choice
  • Benefit from world-class career development services, including individualized career development planning, one-on-one career coaching and advising, group-based workshops, and other top-ranked career services

Our Format

  • Integrates on-campus and online course experiences in a hybrid program approach that combines the benefit of face-to-face interaction with faculty and peers with your need to balance a busy schedule

Our Network

  • Is global and extensive, with more than 200,000 alumni and 3,000 employer partners
  • Gives you the opportunity to gain work experience at companies that lead their industries
  • Includes faculty who are leaders in their industries and whose guidance and insights can catapult careers

ALIGN Master’s Degree Programs for High-Demand Industries

Working closely with industry leaders, Northeastern University has selected master’s degree programs that closely align with the pressing need for qualified professionals across a broad range of industries, both now and in the future.

  • Master of Science in Bioinformatics
  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Energy Systems
  • Master of Science in Health Informatics
  • Master of Science in Information Assurance
  • Master of Science in Project Management

Many Campuses, One Global Network*

ALIGN programs are hybrid in nature, with the opportunity to take classes online and at one
of our campus locations. Graduate campuses are located in:

  • Boston, MA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Seattle, WA