College of Science Professional Master’s Programs

Our professional master’s programs enable students to pursue their desired career path, whether academia or industry. Many programs offer flexible learning environments-- on campus, online, and hybrid-- to accommodate students at any stage of their career. Our unique programs include an industry-based curriculum and the technical and soft skills needed to pursue careers in business, data, and regulatory fields.

Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

New applications of mathematics are constantly being discovered, and established techniques are being applied in new ways and in emerging fields. Students have the option to participate in one of two tracks offered: data science or coursework. The track option allows students to be able to personalize their education with more in-depth knowledge of data science or other areas of interest.

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Master of Science in Bioinformatics

The Master of Science in Bioinformatics is a Professional Science Master’s program, which combines advanced interdisciplinary training in biology, computer science, and statistics with business skills and real-world experience. Upon completion, students are equipped to innovate, collaborate, and lead in a wide range of bioinformatics roles critical to success in today’s ever-evolving biotechnology industry.

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Experiential Master of Science in Bioinformatics (1-Year)

Northeastern’s Master of Science in Bioinformatics/1-Year Experiential is a work-aligned, intensive, experience-based, and in-demand degree for students hoping to play a pivotal role in the life sciences, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries. The accelerated program provides experiential opportunities sponsored by leading companies to help you refine real-world skills and provide career connections for post-graduation employment. The program is best suited to students able to devote a year to full-time learning.

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Experiential Master of Science in Biotechnology (1-Year)

To capitalize on the explosive growth and career opportunities in the biotechnology field, Northeastern is excited to offer a 1-year Experiential Master of Science in Biotechnology on our Boston campus. Boston is a hotspot for biotechnology with 1000+ biotechnology companies located in the Boston area.

In just one year, you can earn your master’s degree through this uniquely Northeastern, intensive, work-based, experience-driven program. In the classroom, you’ll learn the must-have skills to thrive in today’s biotech workplace, with industry experts serving as your faculty.

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Master of Science in Biotechnology

Northeastern’s Master of Science in Biotechnology is a professional master’s program, an innovative, nonthesis graduate degree. It combines advanced interdisciplinary training in biotechnology, biology, chemistry, and pharmaceutical sciences with the development of high-value business skills critical to success in today’s dynamic workplace. This program is designed to prepare graduates to innovate, collaborate, and lead as research, managerial, or technical professionals in a wide range of biotechnology specialties.

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Master of Science in Cell and Gene Therapies

Northeastern University’s Master of Science in Cell and Gene Therapies is an innovative nonthesis degree program that prepares students for the evolving field of cell and gene therapy medicines. The industry-aligned curriculum provides the knowledge and experience to advance your biotechnology career.

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Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy 

The Master of Science Environmental Science and Policy, a joint program between the College of Science and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities’ School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, provides interdisciplinary training and environmental problem-solving expertise to the next generation of environmental professionals. The program emphasizes a broadly interdisciplinary and synthetic approach that integrates knowledge in the environmental sciences with the social sciences and humanities.

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Julian Stanley: Bioinformatics PlusOne

Julian Stanley discusses his experience in the Bioinformatics PlusOne program which allowed him to pursue both a BS in biology and a MS in bioinformatics at the same time.

“Through the program, I spent a year splitting my time between learning, teaching, and conducting research, which helped convince me that I would be comfortable continuing to learn, teach, and conduct research during my Ph.D. and beyond.”

Read about it here.

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Karissa Stisser, MS in Applied Mathematics
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Lindsey Alexanian, MS in Bioinformatics
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Jenny Li, MS in Applied Mathematics
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Hannah Crawford, MS in Environmental Science and Policy

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