The Northeastern Advantage

In today’s fast-moving and hyper-competitive marketplace, employers expect employees and job applicants to demonstrate a dedication to keeping pace with the latest advances and practices in their industry. Our programs offer the adult professional the conveniences of an education tailored for today’s workforce: flexibility, choices in delivery and locations, and programs aligned with emerging and innovative fields.

Become a student and discover the Northeastern advantage.

The Northeastern advantage is an online experiential model that leverages the learning power of workplace experiences for our students.

—Philomena Mantella, Senior Vice President and CEO of the Northeastern University Global Network

Experiential Learning

Northeastern’s leadership in experiential learning—the integration of classroom study with professional experience—provides a strong foundation for the university’s expansion to new regions, including Toronto. Northeastern is making the virtual classroom more dynamic, connected, and real by integrating the professional workplace into its online and hybrid degree programs.

Online Programs
Northeastern offers more than 100 online degree and certificate programs. The university’s portfolio of online graduate programs—in business, government, education, healthcare, leadership and management, and science and technology—is among the largest of any private research university in the U.S. View our entire online portfolio here.

Graduate Certificates
We offer graduate certificate programs—online and on-campus—aligned with industry and career demands, enabling Toronto working professionals to keep pace with the latest advances and practices in their industry.

These certificates—comprised of four to six graduate-level courses—are “stackable.” Students can steadily build out their knowledge and skill set to take their career in the direction that works best for them. And if they elect to pursue an advanced degree after successful completion of a certificate program, course credits may be transferred to a related Northeastern master’s degree program. Learn more.

Our Delivery Model

Northeastern faculty members in online- and hybrid-based programs integrate their deep theoretical knowledge with strong professional experience. Using the technology tools that have made online education a rich learning environment, they draw from a wide array of resources that enable students to apply new knowledge directly to the problem-solving needs of the workplace.

Our degree programs are designed to let each student choose from online and hybrid learning options. We make every effort to offer courses in a variety of formats; however, enrollments determine course offerings from term to term.

Our hybrid format—the blending of online and classroom learning—offers students the best of both worlds: the flexibility and convenience of online education and the personal, faculty and peer interaction of classroom-based programs.