As an active duty personnel or veteran, you have served all of us. Now, we want to serve you. Learn more about our services and resources from fellow veterans who enrolled in Northeastern.
An Active, Supportive Community
“You’re always going to find a veteran in one of your classes and have friends that have been through the things you’ve been through,” notes Andrew Musto, an active duty member of the Marine Corps, who’s pursuing his Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering. “I’m extremely proud to be from Northeastern, because of the veterans program, how much they push the veterans program, and how accommodating they are.”
Flexible Degree Formats That Fit Your Needs
“I chose the College of Professional Studies, because it allowed me to work during the day and progress in my career while also obtaining my education and credentials at night without skipping a beat,” says Tosin Davis, a U.S. Marine, who completed his Master of Science in Project Management while working for the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Funding That Bridges the Gaps in Your Military Benefits
“The Yellow Ribbon Program was specifically beneficial for me in my decision to come to Northeastern,” says Michael Trudeau, who served in the U.S. Navy for six years before earning his Bachelor of Science in Political Science. “At other universities, I would have come up with some sort of a debt. So being a private, world-class university, and coming out with no debt, was definitely a perk to come to Northeastern.”
Authentic, Hands-On Work Experience
“Having come from the Marine Corps, I highly value real-life experience, and I recognized that Northeastern equally values that,” shares Hochiang Wang, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. “I decided Northeastern would be a better fit compared to the standard four-year institutions that don’t necessarily value co-ops or internships.”
A More Seamless Transition to Civilian Life
“In 10 years, I picture myself being more independent and more experienced in my career,” predicts Sarah Snow, who spent six years in the U.S. Navy prior to pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Physics. “I think Northeastern will help me achieve that vision I have set for myself.”
The Opportunity to Advance Your Career
“As a student in [the Master’s in] Homeland Security, my goal was to develop my skills and fine-tune what I do as a leader in homeland security,” says Eric DiNoto, a U.S. Army Major and director of the National Guard Homeland Security Institute. “I want to become an innovator in homeland security at the strategic level.”
Leverage Your Experience
“I think many people feel the military is an organization of mindless robots who are designed to just follow orders,” says Andrew Bryant, a student on military active duty in the Master of Public Administration program. “In fact, the exact opposite is true. The Army teaches its leaders to think independently, ask ‘why’ and devise creative solutions to solve problems. I believe this often makes men and women who have served as leaders in the military extremely successful in other fields.”