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Master of Professional Studies in Applied Logistics – Boston

The MPS in Applied Logistics equips graduating students with the knowledge and skills required to adapt to the disruptions in logistics and related industries.

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Customize your plan

We work with you to map your path to your goal.

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Learn from experience

From real-world case studies to employer-based projects, we prepare you to manage what comes next.

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Choose your focus

Whatever you’re passionate about, you’ll find the classes to sharpen your specialty.

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Study anywhere, on your time

Part-time or full-time, we move at your speed, to get you where you’re going.

Enrollment

Full-Time, Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall

Completion Time

12-18 Months

F1 Visa Eligible

No

The Master of Professional Studies in Applied Logistics program provides a foundational framework that draws upon multidisciplinary areas coupled with exploration of and understanding of advanced technologies taking this field in new directions. It is built upon the pillars of Technical Proficiency, Systems Thinking, and Strategic Leadership and integrates core domain knowledge with a review of technologies driving the field forward as well as training in leadership and agile project management. The program equips graduating students with the knowledge and skills required to adapt to the disruptions in logistics and related industries.

With the MPS in Applied Logistics, students will learn how to handle challenges that arise quickly and develop leadership and project management skills to help communicate to customers, avoid reactionary responses, work collaboratively to find innovative solutions, and effectively communicate across the supply chain to internal and external stakeholders. Using project-based learning and short-term experiential projects, students will gain experience training for how to plan for the worst without becoming overwhelmed.

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Unique Features

  • The degree is built to prepare students to be agile in the changing warehousing and distribution industry. By integrating the technical with systems thinking, students will be better able to use descriptive analytics in real time as it relates to events such as changing customer profiles, what product is selling, and unusual conditions in the supplier network. Students will also be able to use descriptive analytics in real time to take actions affecting how to manage inventory, change packaging due to customer demand, and optimize routing among distribution centers to meet demand.
  • Job ready from day one after graduation. Program was created alongside employers to ensure the curriculum is aligned with their wants and needs for graduate students entering the workforce.
  • This degree was designed to accommodate just about any CPS certificate to fulfill the concentration requirements. This allows the students to have a huge range of content focus areas available including: Leadership, Project Management, Analytics, and Applied Machine Intelligence.

Program Objectives

Upon graduation, students will be prepared to: 

  • Assess the integrated logistics and supply chain management components, flow, and complexity associated with warehousing and distribution, inventory management, transportation management, and procurement management, while understanding daily optimization for each.
  • Evaluate and apply information management systems, advanced technology, and business intelligence tools to effectively manage the end-to-end supply chain process. 
  • Establish proficiency in managing logistics and supply chain data, and analyzing it to produce effective business intelligence decisions. 
  • Design an effective plan to execute logistics and supply chain projects, while considering risks, organizational agility, innovation, and resilience to change.
  • Demonstrate personal and professional competencies in collaborating and managing procurement, supplier, and customer relationships.

Career Outlook

Graduates from the MPS in Applied Logistics will be prepared to enter into or advance within the following types of professional roles: 

  • Transportation, warehouse, and distribution manager 
  • Supply chain manager 
  • Distribution center/warehouse operations supervisor 
  • Logistics/supply chain analyst 
  • Logistics specialist/analyst/manager 
  • Purchasing manager 
  • Logistics and inventory specialist 
  • Operations manager 
  • Project manager

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$77,030

median annual pay for logisticians as of 2021

BLS, 2022

Experiential / Co-op Opportunities

Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace.

This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

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Get Set With a Custom Course Plan

Required Courses

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Capstone

3.00

The remaining quarter hours may be completed by a combination of completing a concentration and electives or selecting any courses listed in the concentrations and elective lists.

Concentrations

  • Analytics
  • Applied Machine Intelligence
  • Leadership
  • Project Management

Electives

3.00
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3.00
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4.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Concentrations

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Choose from one of the following: 

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Choose from one of the following: 

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Note: Students with project management experience are not required to take PJM 5900.

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Complete one of the following (students who are not required to take PJM 5900, complete two of the following):

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Now Let's Talk Admissions

You know where you are headed and you've seen how our program will lead you there. So let's get going. Here's what you need to know before you enroll.

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): Identify your educational goals and expectations of the program. Please be aware that Northeastern University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose.
  • Professional resumé
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; official transcripts required at the time of admission
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who have either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities such as a faculty member, colleague, or mentor, preferably one from your current employer
  • English language proficiency proof. Students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
    • Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
    • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, or NU Global Exam scores

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Cost and Tuition

Application Deadlines

Our admissions process operates on a rolling basis; however, we do recommend the application guidelines below to ensure you can begin during your desired start term:

Domestic Application Guidelines

International Application Guidelines*

 

*International deadlines are only applicable if the program is F1 compliant.