Graduate degree
Application deadlines: March 15; May 1; June 15; Aug. 1
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: $75
Part-time, Distance & online learning
Intakes: September
International tuition: $52,800
Domestic tuition: $52,800

Program overview

The MS in Innovation is a part-time program, offered on our Boston campus or 100% online. It is designed specifically for working professionals who want to become innovation leaders. Through project work, case studies, and real-world application at your own organization, you can learn the principles of innovation from multiple perspectives. You’ll learn about product and service development, financing innovation, go-to-market strategies, lean development, managing high-performance teams, and more. Take a look at our course offerings, and you’ll see you have found a different kind of master’s degree—one that allows you to engage your passion for innovation and advance your career.

Study options

This program can be done
Completely online



    If you’re applying from a high school outside of the United States: please read the International Applicants page English Proficiency: All students, regardless of citizenship must demonstrate English language proficiency when applying to Northeastern. You can meet the requirement if: English is your native language. You have lived, and studied, at a high school for 4 consecutive academic years, in the United States or another majority native English speaking country. You submit, along with your application, official test results directly from the testing agency for one of the following English language proficiency tests: TOEFL iBT IELTS Academic PTE Academic C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency

    Career opportunities

    Our MS in Innovation program will not only strengthen your network; it will help you develop the skills needed to propel you to the next level and to be a thought leader within your organization. During the first half of your graduate program the Graduate Career Center will provide access to valuable online career resources to improve your resume, refine your interview techniques, and hone career-accelerating skills. By the time you start the second half of your master’s program, you will have undertaken project work, reviewed case studies, and started real-world application at your own organization. Recognizing your professional growth, the full services of the Graduate Career Center will become available to you at this time. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with a Career Advisor to guide you through a personalized career management plan. You will define your career goals, gain skills and confidence in leveraging your network, and design and implement a career acceleration strategy that will guide you to the next step in your career.

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