Pres­i­dent Joseph Aoun announced today that North­eastern Uni­ver­sity will pro­vide its grad­u­ating stu­dents and recent alumni with a 25 per­cent tuition reduc­tion on more than 100 full-​​time Master’s Degree pro­grams and Career Advance­ment and Global Advance­ment Cer­tifi­cates, including study-​​abroad pro­grams. The new Double Husky Schol­ar­ship is designed to give qual­i­fying stu­dents and recent alumni greater oppor­tu­nity to fur­ther their edu­ca­tion and strengthen their pro­fes­sional skills during the eco­nomic downturn.

This is an oppor­tune time for higher edu­ca­tion to step up and do what it does best: advance bright minds through expe­ri­ence and learning, and pre­pare them to com­pete in a global work­force,” said Aoun. “Being a member of the North­eastern family pro­vides many advan­tages, and the Double Husky Schol­ar­ship is the most recent example of the uni­ver­sity investing in its alumni.”

Qual­i­fied grad­u­ates with a North­eastern bac­calau­reate con­ferred in 2005 or later are eli­gible, including this year’s senior class.

Double Husky Schol­ar­ships will encom­pass three dif­ferent post-​​baccalaureate oppor­tu­ni­ties at North­eastern: Master’s Degrees, Career Advance­ment Cer­tifi­cates, and Global Advance­ment Certificates.

With a wide variety of dis­ci­plines rep­re­sented, Northeastern’s Master’s Degree pro­grams include many cutting-​​edge fields of study, such as Biotech­nology, Health Infor­matics, Urban Public Health and Infor­ma­tion Assurance.

The one-​​year Career Advance­ment Cer­tifi­cates focus on indus­tries that antic­i­pate cur­rent and future job demand, such as health­care, non­profit orga­ni­za­tions and edu­ca­tion. Pro­grams include Bio­phar­ma­ceu­tical Reg­u­la­tory Affairs and Health Man­age­ment. Credits earned in cer­tifi­cate pro­grams may be applied toward a North­eastern Master’s Degree.

Taking advan­tage of Northeastern’s global part­ner­ships, the Double Husky Schol­ar­ship gives recip­i­ents the oppor­tu­nity to study abroad at two of the university’s inter­na­tional partner insti­tu­tions. Stu­dents in the Global Advance­ment Cer­tifi­cate Pro­gram can study in Thes­sa­loniki, Greece or Bei­jing, China as part of the Global Studies and Inter­na­tional Affairs and the Con­tem­po­rary Chi­nese Busi­ness and Cul­ture pro­grams, respectively.

As North­eastern cel­e­brates 100 years of lead­er­ship in expe­ri­en­tial edu­ca­tion and co-​​op this year, the Double Husky Schol­ar­ship is one of many oppor­tu­ni­ties that give North­eastern stu­dents an edge as they com­pete in an increas­ingly global world.

For more infor­ma­tion, please visit: http://​www​.north​eastern​.edu/​d​o​u​b​l​e​h​u​s​ky/