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Northeastern’s Social Science and Policy Master’s Degree Programs

Entry Terms
Fall & Spring (Boston, Seattle, Online)

Available 100% Online: MPA, SRS, UI, CCJ

Application Deadlines:
Domestic Students:
August 25 (Fall), December 15 (Spring)

International Students:
June 1 (Fall), October 1 (Spring)

Credits Required for Graduation
Varies by program

Northeastern’s Social Science and Policy Master’s Degree Programs

With a degree in the social sciences or policy from Northeastern’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH), you will be ready to tackle today’s most pressing social and political issues with the data and digital skills of tomorrow. Here’s what makes CSSH graduate programs unique:

  • Co-op – Northeastern’s signature experiential learning program offers six-month, usually paid, full-time work experiences during the course of your study.
  • Access to Research – Work with faculty on grant-funded research to gain exposure and experience within labs and research centers.
  • Interdisciplinary Approach – Our variety of programs are integrated with other disciplines, so there are many cross-functional opportunities, including concentrations and certificates.

Among others, our master’s programs include:

  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • Master of Public Policy (MPP)
  • MS in Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJ)
  • MS in Urban Informatics
  • MS in Security and Resilience Studies (SRS)
  • MS in Economics

We encourage you to reach out and learn more about how our innovative master’s programs can help you reach your goals.

“I am passionate about cultural exchange, and I feel a personal responsibility toward helping Chinese nationals assimilate into American society while simultaneously celebrating and sharing their Chinese identity. I hope that through these activities the children of Chinese-Americans can improve their understanding of their parents’ origin and culture.” - Angelina Li, MPA ‘17
About the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and Northeastern

About CSSH 

As a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts, Northeastern’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) combines experiential learning with the rigorous study of culture, society, policy, and ethics. To explore the past and shape policies fora better tomorrow, we practice humanics: the integration of traditional liberal arts capacities with quantitative tools and new digital proficiencies. In fields ranging from English and economics to philosophy, criminology and public policy, we focus on the key issues of today: how to shape public spheres, how to build resilient and sustainable communities, and how to engage with cultures past and present.

About Northeastern

Experiential learning. Industry-aligned courses. Flexible study options. Plus, a global network of faculty practitioners, distinguished research faculty, corporate partners, successful alumni, and fellow students. Together, these form the cornerstone of degrees that are innovative, yet relevant; practical, yet transformative.

  • Our experiential learning model and security courses enable you to apply classroom learning to real-life situations in the field or in your current organization.
  • Join an ever-expanding global network of more than 3,000 corporate partners and 230,000 alumni, with a powerful presence in more than 90 countries.
  • Experience an innovative online education model driven by cognitive science, informed by employers, and powered by experiential learning.
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Discover how a Northeastern social sciences or policy program can advance your career and life.