News & Events

Meet Our New and Promoted Faculty

The College of Professional Studies welcomes 15 new faculty colleagues and congratulates 11 faculty colleagues who earned a promotion this year.

A Journalist Reborn

When his industry—and a brilliant career—suddenly collapsed, Ian Thomsen MPS’21 launched a personal reinvention for the digital age “This is the tale of an old man who dreams of telling a new story.” So begins Ian Thomsen’s master’s thesis, in which the 2021 College of Professional Studies (CPS) graduate recounts his journey to spectacular professional […]

Dawn of the Global Consensus Toolkit

Diplomacy meets equity as an interdisciplinary partnership yields a powerful new platform aimed at leveling the policy-making playing field.

A Pair of $7 Shoes Sparked Her Career Exposing the Real Cost of Fast Fashion

Elizabeth Cline, a master's degree student in global studies and international relations at CPS, advocates for sustainable fashion.

Graduation 2021

The College honors master’s and doctoral graduates, citing ‘ingenuity and resilience’ with ceremonies that emphasize service, perseverance and experiential learning.

The Pandemic Made the CPS Class of 2021 Double Down and Remain Focused

The pandemic was remembered at the College of Professional Studies’ master’s degree graduation ceremony on Friday as a unifying force that bred a kind of resilience and flexibility that allowed students to bend, but not break, under the pressure of a global health crisis.

“I Know He Would be So Proud” – Scholarship Donors Connect with Students

Learn more about undergraduate scholarships at the College of Professional Studies and view photos and video from the 2021 annual reception event.

Data Analyst Trey Williams Values the Firm Foundation Built at Northeastern

Intention, persistence, and perspective. These are some of the themes that rise to the surface when talking with 29-year-old Trey Williams about his Northeastern experience. But looking back, he will be the first to admit that this level of maturity took time to develop. Trey graduated from New Mission High School in Boston’s Mission Hill […]

Phil McTigue, a Marine Who Spent Time in Afghanistan Cracking Down on the Taliban, Wonders about the Friends Left Behind

Phil received a Master of Arts in Homeland Security from the College of Professional Studies in 2019.

How Getting Involved and Leadership Roles in Student and Campus Organizations Led to the Right Graduate School Fit

Danzel Jones graduated in May 2021 with a Master of Professional Studies degree in Digital Media with a concentration in Digital Video. While in graduate school, Danzel was President of the Graduate Student of Color Collective. He is the Graduate Program and Events Assistant at the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute assisting with existing and new programming initiatives as well as the operations of the Center.