The Master of Science in Information Systems offers cutting-edge expertise in a variety of courses that combine technological advances and business practices.
The Master of Science in Information Systems stresses creative and inventive approaches to problem solving, which necessitates empowering students so that they can take charge of their own software projects to become originally productive. The Information Systems program is as much an art as a science. It bypasses mechanical learning and highlights the value and excitement of engineering thinking that gets things done efficiently as well as imaginatively. The program balances theory and practice, on the premise that they are always intertwined and interdependent.
The program provides a basic foundation for our students and then seeks to push them to new heights to advance their information technology skills in a way that keeps up and, better yet, exceeds the necessarily fast pace of this progressive field. It is not for us just a question of not being left behind; we strive to be at the forefront of software innovation in an effort to transform contemporary society even more radically than technology has already done—to take gigantic strides in business, medicine, education, and security.
In addition to the general requirements, the program offers multiple tracks (20 semester hours):
• Track 1: Web Engineering and Development
• Track 2: Data Architecture and Engineering
• Track 3: Application-Level Security Analysis and Engineering
• Track 4: Business Process Engineering
• Track 5: Software Project Planning and Management
• Track 6: Information Systems Auditing and Compliance
• Track 7: Enterprise Architecture and Governance
• Track 8: Engineering Clinical Information Systems
- Can be combined with a Gordon Engineering Leadership certificate
- Optional participation in a Northeastern co-op program
- Students can choose one of 8 specialty tracks
Mike D., Program Graduate
Kal Bugrara, Program Director
- Completed online application form
- $75 application fee
- Two letters of recommendation
- Transcripts from all institutions attended
- Official GRE scores
- Statement of Purpose
- TOEFL or IELTS for international applicants
- Undergraduate degree in engineering or similar field
Applications received after the stated deadline dates will be accepted and processed when complete as quickly as possible; however it may not be possible to have a decision rendered in time for the applicant to begin taking classes for the desired term if admitted.
Applications submitted by the referenced dates will receive full consideration for the referenced term. Applications received after the referenced dates will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
|Funding/Early Action deadline for international and domestic applicants:||January 21|
|Deadline for international applicants (outside the U.S.):||May 15|
|Deadline for international applicants (inside the U.S.):||July 1|
|Deadline for domestic applicants:||August 1|
|Deadline for regional campus applicants:||August 15|
|Deadline for international applicants:||September 15|
|Deadline for domestic applicants:||November 15|
|Deadline for regional campus applicants:||December 15|
|Boston part-time domestic applicants:||April 21|
|Regional campus applicants and online program (domestic) applicants:||April 21|
Students may not register for more than 9 semester hours in the fall, spring, and summer terms. All 32 credits must be completed from the IS and CSYE program course work specified. The MSIS program does not accept any transfer credit.
Complete 12 semester hours from the following subject areas: INFO, CSYE
(CSYE 6220, CSYE 6510, and CSYE 6530 excluded)
Seattle Campus Course List
Silicon Valley Campus Course List
Choose one from the following:
Complete 16 semester hours in the following subject area: INFO
INFO 7290 and INFO 6101 excluded.
Complete four from the following:
The College of Engineering Graduate Cooperative Education Program (co-op) is one option for experiential learning and is available on a competitive basis to selected students. Cooperative Education at the graduate level is not just a way for students to gain real world experience, but is a way to challenge, network, expand and fine-tune their knowledge within their respective industry. The goals of cooperative education are to:
- Apply knowledge and skills in new, authentic contexts.
- Develop new knowledge and skills.
- Integrate and use the deepened knowledge and skills in your academic programs.
- Reflect on and articulate how you used your knowledge and skills, how you gained new knowledge and skills, and how “theory and practice” work together.
The Graduate School of Engineering placed over 200 students with some of the most sought after technical skills in positions nationally during the 2015 academic year. We have a team that prepares students for cooperative education experience through resume building, developing interview skills and guiding professional development.
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.
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 Engineering alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.
Where They Work
- GE Aviation
- CDM Smith
- Bose Corporation
What They Do
- Business Development
- Program and Project Management
What They're Skilled At
- Project Management
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