Fast App

Performance-based admission pathways for select College of Engineering graduate programs

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Eligible programs

  • Online MS in Information Systems (Online MSIS)
  • Online MS in Data Analytics Engineering (Online DAE)

From the College of Engineering at Northeastern University.

How it works

After submitting the fast app, eligible learners will get access to two performance-based admissions courses (pathway courses) for the next start date (Spring, Summer, Fall). Get a B or better in both pathway courses and provide proof of your bachelor’s degree by the time you complete the courses and you’ll continue into the full degree program the next term.

Cost

Each 4-credit pathway course costs $3,000—the same as the courses for the rest of the program. After completing your two pathway courses and getting a B or better,  you’ll have already paid for and completed 25% of the degree program*.

*MSIS Bridge (for learners without tech experience) courses cost $2,000 each. Credits from the MSIS Bridge program are supplemental to the degree program and do not count towards degree completion.

Degree requirements

In order to matriculate from your pathway courses into the degree program you’ll need to:

  • get a B or better in your pathway courses
  • show proof that you have a completed bachelor’s degree by submitting a transcript that shows your degree conferral date (transcript is required by the time you complete your pathway courses)

Fast App deadlines

The Fast App is always open to submit and the Online MSIS and DAE programs both offer 3 start dates per year.

Deadline Start courses
April 15, 2024 May 2024
Deadline Start courses
August 15, 2024 September 2024
Deadline Start courses
December 15, 2024 January 2025

About the Online MS in Information Systems program

With comprehensive training in areas like UX design, software development, and digital business processes, the Online MSIS program not only equips you with the essential tech skills but also instills business leadership best practices.

As a graduate, you’ll possess a unique blend of technical and managerial expertise, positioning you for leadership roles in various IT sectors such as IT project manager, systems administrator, and information security analyst, ready to shape the evolving digital landscape.

Eligibility

If you have a STEM bachelor’s degree or you’ve obtained tech skills throughout your career: you’ll get access to a core course and an elective from the Online MSIS program for your performance-based admission pathway.

No tech experience? You’ll get access to two Bridge courses specifically designed to provide necessary skills to be successful in the Online MSIS program to complete as your performance-based admission pathway.

About the Online MS in Data Analytics Engineering program

The Online DAE program offers a versatile pathway to a data analytics career, regardless of your prior experience. The program focuses on key specializations like data visualization, database design, and data mining, arming you with the skills to transform raw data into meaningful insights.

As you become adept in essential techniques and programming languages such as R, SQL, and Python, you’ll be well-equipped for roles including predictive modeling analyst, advanced software engineer, and data integration engineer, poised to influence the transformative role of data in today’s world.

Eligibility

If you have a STEM bachelor’s degree or you’ve obtained tech skills throughout your career: you’ll get access to two core courses from the Online DAE program as your performance-based admission pathway.

No tech experience? You’ll receive a recommended content path to complete on your own before getting access to two core courses from the Online DAE program to complete as your performance-based admission pathway.

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Northeastern University

Delivering what employers want.

With a reputation for close employer relationships and meeting industry demands, Northeastern University excels at creating professionals who are both skilled and practice-oriented. The cornerstone of the university’s approach is its experential learning which is designed to prepare you for real-world challenges.