Connecting the dots hidden within massive volumes of structured and unstructured data has become one of the greatest challenges and opportunities faced by industry, research institutions, governments, and academia today. Finding meaningful patterns and relationships from which insights can be drawn and data-driven decisions made is now foundational to competition, innovation, and productivity,

Northeastern University’s Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics was developed to help address these emerging and critical needs. This interdisciplinary program is designed to meet the interests, goals, and schedules of students and working professionals alike. All bachelor’s degrees qualify; the successful completion of an undergraduate course in statistics is the only prerequisite. A curious mind, an interest in math and technology, and a desire to make valuable, strategic contributions in their disciplines are the key attributes our data analytics students bring to their studies.

The Graduate Certificate will help students build knowledge of data management, machine learning, data mining, statistics, and visualizing and communicating data.

 

Am I Right for the Data Analytics Programs?

You're intrigued by data and deeply aware of the effect big data is having on the world around you. You're inquisitive, driven to ask new questions, learn new things, and make new discoveries. You want to make an impact in how people view and understand data, and apply your interests and talents to the challenges offered in the broad field of data analytics. Whether you are a recent college graduate, current or aspiring graduate student, or individual looking to advance your expertise and career, Northeastern's Data Analytics Programs include a course of study for you.

Program Options

Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

The Certificate in Data Analytics builds foundational knowledge of how data is collected, stored, and retrieved; how data can be extracted from large datasets; how to analyze information using data mining and machine learning; and how to use information design and visual analytics to analyze and present the results. The course of study is applicable to any discipline, and course credits can be applied to Northeastern's MS in Bioinformatics, MS in Health Informatics, and MS in Urban Informatics.

The certificate program is delivered 100-percent online.

To learn about the certificate curriculum, click here.

Graduate Certificate in Urban Informatics

The Graduate Certificate in Urban Informatics gives students a framework that outlines the major social, societal, political, and environmental challenges and changes in contemporary urbanization and specific analytical skills to address them. 

The Graduate Certificate in Urban Informatics is delivered in a hybrid online/classroom format at Northeastern's main Boston campus and will be available fully online in Fall 2016.

To learn more about the certificate curriculum, click here.

Master of Science in Bioinformatics

Northeastern University’s Master of Science in Bioinformatics provides cross-disciplinary training in biology, computer science, and information technology—along with real-world experience. The program prepares graduates to play pivotal roles in today’s cutting-edge life science, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries focused on genomics, proteomics, personalized medicine, drug discovery, and cancer therapy.

The program is delivered 100 % online and in two campus locations— Boston and Seattle.

Some of the courses in the Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics are transferrable into the MS in Bioinformatics and will replace the electives in that degree. By completing the Certificate, students in good standing may enroll in the full Master’s degree.

To learn more about the program curriculum, click here.

Master of Science in Game Science and Design

Northeastern University’s Master of Science in Game Science and Design gives students a comprehensive understanding of how successful game products are created in a player-centric environment. Focusing on the science of game development, students learn the design and technological skills needed to build a game, and develop a deep understanding of playability and analytics that make products successful in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

The program is delivered on campus in Boston.

All four courses in the Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics may be transferred into the MS in Game Science and Design. DSSH 6301 can be used toward the core course requirement. DSCS 6020, DSCS 6030, and DSSH 6302 will count toward the Game Analytics concentration/track. You will be required to submit an application to the Game Science and Design program.

To learn more about the program curriculum, click here.

Master of Science in Health Informatics

The Master of Science in Health Informatics program prepares professionals in this growing field with the knowledge and skills in information technology to improve health-care delivery and outcomes. Students will develop an understanding of how information technology, people, health, and the health-care system interrelate. The program combines the expertise of both the College of Computer and Information Science and Bouvé College of Health Sciences with faculty who are senior leaders in the health informatics field, providing students industry insight and knowledge.

The program is available in three of our campus locations— Boston, Charlotte, and Seattle.

Some of the courses in the Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics are transferrable into the MS in Health Informatics and will replace the electives in that degree. By completing the Certificate, students in good standing may enroll in the full Master’s degree.

To learn more about the program curriculum, click here.

Master of Science in Urban Informatics

The MS in Urban Informatics combines the analysis of big data in cities with an understanding of the big questions faced by cities. 

As one of the first interdisciplinary, cross-college programs to fully integrate core study in data analytics with urban policy, the program uniquely leverages data science skills to address major social, political, and environmental challenges in contemporary urban issues. Ongoing engagement with real world data challenges faced by cities serves as the foundation for applied training in urban informatics.

The MS in Urban Informatics is delivered in a hybrid online/classroom format at Northeastern's main Boston campus and will be available fully online in Fall 2016.

To learn about the degree curriculum, click here.