Master of Science in Computer Science

Program Format
Application Deadlines
December 15, 2021 (Domestic) | Spring Term starts January 18, 2022
October 26, 2021* (International) | Spring Term starts January 18, 2022


We recommend students looking to pursue a Study Permit apply 3 months minimum in advance of the program start date.

Learn more about Study Permit application on the OGS website.

*Please note – For students applying to our Canadian campuses who are eligible for and wish to apply for a Study Permit via Student Direct Stream (SDS), the IELTS is the only English Language test accepted with the SDS application. Students not applying via SDS are welcome to apply with TOEFL or IELTS. For more information about SDS, please click here.
Credits Required for Graduation
32 semester hours


The Master of Science in Computer Science degree, as part of Northeastern’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences, is designed for full-time students and professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and expand their tech leadership responsibilities in industries and organizations around the world – from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

The program combines both computing and important application domains—enabling you to increase your broad-based knowledge in the field while focusing on one of three featured specializations: artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction or software engineering.

This program requires a background in computer science and can be completed full-time or part-time.

Program Objectives

  • Exhibit proficiency in the design, implementation and testing of software
  • Demonstrate skills and experience working in small teams
  • Apply algorithmic and theoretical computer-science principles to solve computing problems from a variety of application areas
  • Demonstrate the ability to learn and develop competencies in specialized or emerging computer science fields

This program is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training effective July 7, 2019 having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the minister. Nevertheless, prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (for example, acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).

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