months to complete


years of work experience, on average

Unique Benefits

  • Opportunity to work on next-generation projects and initiatives within your company with the goal of building competencies to help you advance your career.
  • After completing your MS in Innovation, you will have earned 30 credits you may be able to apply to an eligible MBA program at Northeastern. As an added benefit, you will be eligible for the Double Husky Scholarship to receive a 25% tuition discount.

The MS in Innovation is a great program if you want to complement a technical bachelor’s degree with a graduate degree that teaches how to understand the market and customers, how to run a company more effectively, and how to spark innovation in existing companies.

Arnab Biswas, MS in Innovation ’15

Program Snapshot


100% online

Class Begins

Classes start in January online




Degrees are conferred two times per year in December and August after students complete their required coursework. The graduation ceremony is held annually in August for all graduates from that calendar year.

Average Class Size

32 students

Class Schedule

100% online with virtual meetings with your cohort

Time to Complete

20 months

GMAT/GRE Required?

Northeastern has a test-optional policy for the 2021-2022 academic year and does not require a GMAT or GRE score to complete an application for admission. Under the new policy, you can decide whether to submit a GMAT or GRE score as part of your admission application. For more information, review our admissions policies.

About our students

Entering class of 2020

Your classmates will be from all industries and will likely all have different job titles. This helps to create a rich learning environment, where you will learn from each other and form a tight community. As you progress through this transformative program, your professional network will expand and the connections you make will stay with you after graduation.

Women44 %
Average Age33
Average Work Experience5-10 years
Undergraduate GPA (Average)3.11

Work Experience by Industry

Healthcare Products
Financial Services15%

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