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Northeastern University's Master of Science in Computer Science, offered by the Khoury College of Computer Sciences, is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in computer science. The program combines both computing and important application domains and is designed for experienced professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and expand their technology leadership responsibilities in organizations that design, develop, market, or utilize computing systems.
What makes Northeastern's MS in Computer Science unique?
Are you looking to break into tech but lack computer science experience?
The Northeastern University Align program provides a direct path to a Master of Science in Computer Science for non-computer science majors without programming experience.
As a CS Align student, you’ll take advantage of rigorous academic bridge courses that prepare you for master’s level coursework. You’ll also gain real-world work experience through a co-op or internship at one of our many industry partners—including firms like Amazon, Google, and Zillow.
You’ll have the unique opportunity to:
To learn more about Northeastern University's Master of Science in Computer Science programs, fill out the form above to get in touch with an enrollment coach! Your coach will further explain course formats and options to best fit your work/life situation, review payment options, financial aid, and scholarships, provide guidance through the admissions process, and connect you to faculty in your area of interest.
The Master of Science in Computer Science program at Northeastern University enables you to create the educational experience that best meets your career and life goals. Recognized as a top 50-research university, our computer science master's program offers a dynamic learning environment, fueled, informed, and inspired by
Experiential learning. Industry-aligned coursework. Flexible study options. Plus, a global network of faculty practitioners, corporate partners, distinguished alumni, and fellow students. Together, these form the cornerstone of an education that’s innovative, yet relevant; practical, yet transformative.
“As someone who discovered Computer Science after first majoring in English, I wanted to design a new pathway to tech for people who didn’t graduate with a degree in CS. Corporations love diversity of thought and the Align MSCS allows people to combine their previous background with computer science to become technology leaders in the 21st century.” - Carla Brodley, Dean, College of Computer and Information Science
Align welcomes students from a wide range of academic and cultural backgrounds, and real-world experiences.
Many Align students, upon graduating with a BA degree, feel a master in science degree would put them in a better position for employment opportunities and earning potential. Others, after working a while and being exposed to new fields and professions, gravitate naturally toward newfound interests.
Align students come from all over the world and represent multiple nationalities, ethnicities, and genders—including women and members of underrepresented populations. In fact, CEOs at tech firms are putting more and increasing value in individuals from diverse backgrounds, citing creativity, imagination, and critical-thinking skills as vital to their business success.
By nature, Align students are intellectually curious, open to new opportunities in emerging industries, and often looking to advance their careers or personal goals. They also come from a variety of academic backgrounds, not always science oriented. That’s okay. Align students begin their graduate work with bridge courses that link their undergraduate experience to their new career or industry of choice.
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