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College of professional studies

Master of Professional Studies in Analytics

Master’s Degree

Our graduate analytics program prepares you to analyze data and identify trends to support tactical and strategic decision-making in the digital age. You’ll be able to articulate effectively the implications of your analyses in local, national, and global contexts. As an analyst, you’ll be equipped to propose effective resolutions to analytical problems, even those that are complicated by divergent or uncertain data.


Oakland, California




12–18 months



Program overview

With the exponential growth of available data in all sectors, employers are increasingly seeking competent analysts to help guide strategic and informed decisions. The Master of Professional Studies in Analytics helps you learn and demonstrate in a portfolio the competencies that meet these goals, including: statistics, analytics systems technology, business intelligence, business management, data governance, analytics agility, and ethical data practices.

As part of the program, you will use these competencies on an industry project from a Northeastern business partner. Working with real data, you’ll assist with the extraction, development, delivery, translation, and implementation of data analysis for tactical application.

Unique features
  • Graduate with a portfolio of work samples that demonstrate your range and depth of skill.
  • Be part of a larger network of analytics professionals.
  • This is a STEM-designated graduate degree.
Program objectives

Build a portfolio of real-world projects demonstrating your competency in key technologies, visualization and communication techniques, and the ability to translate information into recommended actions.

  • Gain a core analytical foundation upon which to layer more specialized technical skillsets or industry-specific applications.
  • Develop relationships with industry leaders and peers so that you may leverage your Northeastern education long after your formal studies end.
  • Choose from a host of flexible programming options—all of which share an industry-defined core curriculum and a credit-bearing experiential requirement.
  • Anticipate and contribute to the future direction of data analytics.
Career outlook

The Master of Professional Studies in Analytics is the #1 program in the College of Professional Studies for co-op and experiential learning participation by students. You will have the option of working on real-world projects with our partner companies. Previous project partner companies have included Amazon, Salesforce, Microsoft, Google, and more.


As a student in the Master of Professional Studies in Analytics program, you can customize your learning by pursuing one of three concentrations: applied machine intelligence, evidence-based management, or statistical modeling.

For 100+ years, we’ve designed our programs with one thing in mind—your success. Explore the current program requirements and course descriptions, all designed to meet today’s industry needs and must-have skills.

Experiential learning

Northeastern’s signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace. This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

Explore co-ops and experiential learning.

Tuition and aid





This is an estimate based on the tuition rates for Academic Year 2024–2025 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time. Find detailed information on tuition and fees from Student Financial Services.

For students interested in pursuing financial assistance or educational loans, additional educational costs, known as Cost of Attendance (COA) components, can be included in the calculation of aid and loan eligibility. Components may include food, housing, books, course materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, personal expenses, and the cost of obtaining a first professional licensure. You can find comprehensive details on the Student Financial Services website. Please keep in mind that COA can vary significantly depending on academic program, enrollment intensity, and individual circumstances.

How to apply

Learn more about the College of Professional Studies’ admissions process and required materials, including our domestic deadlines and international deadlines.

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