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    Integrating the professional workplace into every online and hybrid degree program

    Northeastern is the first university to create an online education model that is driven by cognitive science, informed by employers, and powered by experiential learning.

    Our global network of nearly 3,000 employers provides students in our online programs with rich opportunities for real-world understanding—through collaboratively developed curricula, cooperative education placements and corporate residencies, case studies, and special projects.

    Northeastern has worked with learning experts and industry partners to create a best-in-class model that gives students unmatched insight on their studies—a professional perspective that prepares them to lead, and not just keep up.

    Online experiential learning is grounded in the university’s tradition of leadership in educational innovation.

    • For more than a century, Northeastern has enriched learning by combining classroom study with professional experience in its signature cooperative education program and other experiential opportunities.

    • The university's library of online and hybrid degrees is among the largest of any private research university in the U.S.—54 programs, offered through six colleges.

    • Our global network of employers, researchers, and graduate campus hubs connects our programs and our students to the fields of knowledge that will drive the 21st century economy.

    Northeastern University’s bioinformatics program gave me a solid foundation in molecular biology and computational methods, and the university’s ties with employers provided a number of co-op choices, including prestigious research labs.


    Charles Roesel, MS in Bioinformatics

    Practical experience is pivotal to success in regulatory affairs. My co-op at St. Jude Medical gave me the opportunity to implement strategies and apply theoretical knowledge that I learned in the classroom.


    Manish Patel, MS in Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices

    One of the key lessons I learned on my co-op at John Hancock Financial Services was to ask and listen for the end user's needs, requirements, and feedback. As I get ready to graduate, I feel better prepared for the competitive market out there.


    Marcio Barbosa, MS in Leadership

    My co-ops at the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and Feinstein Kean Healthcare were very different and I loved that. I feel that I have been really well prepared to find a job here or anywhere in the world.


    Eve Tastet, MS in Corporate and Organizational Communication