The Master of Education in Learning Analytics program provides students with sought after skills in educational data analysis, preparing them to become leaders in an ever growing field.
Succeeding in today's learning landscape relies upon maximizing the vast amounts of data that are currently being generated in education. A Master’s degree in Learning Analytics positions you to make effective decisions based on highly relevant “big data” that ultimately improve the learning environment. As a graduate of one of the country’s only master’s programs in learning analytics, you are uniquely positioned to harness the power of educational data and help re-shape the future of education at all levels.
Engage in experiential learning and Capstone
Gain hands-on experience using real educational data and state-of-the-art analytics software
Students create an ePortfolio of work samples that demonstrates their mastery of learning analytics
Face-to-Face learning experience on the Seattle Campus, in a dynamic city synonymous with software development, Internet titans, information technology, biotechnology, the life sciences, and nonprofit work
Learn key analytics concepts and theories and relate them to education
Articulate and integrate learning analytics assumptions, theories, epistemologies, and debates
Align learning analytics processes to address the needs of educational institutions and answer questions posed by educational leaders
Implement educational data mining and predictive analytics techniques to improve educational outcomes for students and institutions
Effectively select, prepare, implement, interpret, and evaluate learning analytic models
Communicate data trends via data informative visualizations and dashboards to meet the needs of users throughout the educational system
Engage in project planning, communication, delivery, and reporting
Anticipate and contribute to the future direction of learning analytics
Today’s educators are swimming in a sea of data. Despite its increasing relevance and strong promise, there is a significant shortage of professionals with sufficient expertise, as the current generation of educators is not equipped to meet its demands or take advantage of its benefits. The Master of Education in Learning Analytics degree opens up a world of opportunity. As a learning analytics expert, you will equipped with a unique blend of educational, analytical and professional capabilities that are in high demand. Graduates are positioned for leadership roles in higher education (institutional research, information technology, and enrollment management), K-12 education (data divisions in district and state departments of education), educational technology companies and startups, educational think-tanks and other settings.
Professional pathways include:
Chief Academic Officer
Director of Learning Analytics
Director of Institutional Research
Learning Analytics Specialist
Senior Institutional Research Analyst
"An ideal student is someone looking for an opportunity to grow and gain new knowledge, not only to advance their career, but impact the field of education. "
A graduate degree, certificate, and bootcamp from Northeastern—a top-40 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on professional experience in the area of your interest. Apply now—and take your career to the next level.
How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.
Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): identifies your educational goals and expectations of the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose
Unofficial undergraduate transcripts (Official transcripts required at the time of admission)
Two letters of recommendation: from individuals who have either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities such as a faculty member, colleague, or mentor, preferably one from your current employer
English Language Proficiency Proof: students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S, stating degree conferral and date
Master of Education in Learning Analytics General Requirements
45 total quarter hours required.
EDU 6050 - Education as an Advanced Field of Study
EDU 6051 - Culture, Equity, Power, and Influence
Concentration in Learning Analytics
EDU 6340 - Learning Analytics Concepts and Theories
EDU 6341 - Introduction to Data Mining in Education
EDU 6343 - Predictive Modeling for Learning Analytics
EDU 6344 - Data Visualization for Learning Analytics
EDU 6345 - Text Mining for Learning Analytics
EDU 6324 - Competencies, Assessment, and Learning Analytics
EDU 6182 - Educational Statistics
EDU 6319 - How People Learn
Complete the following course last:
EDU 6225 - Capstone
Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Each program offers its own unique experiential learning opportunities, but they might include:
Experiential Learning at Work — Working professionals collaborate with their employer to develop a project that addresses a key business need their company has in an area they want familiarity with.
Experiential Network (XN) — Students work virtually with a sponsoring organization on a short-term project over a six-week period.
Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and in fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors, and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
Assistant Teaching Professor, Graduate School of Education
By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to a network of more than 245,000 alumni and 3,200+ employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global NGOs. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional campuses further foster that lifelong global community of learning and mentoring.
Below is a look at where our Education & Learning alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.