Master of Professional Studies in Applied Machine Intelligence – Boston

If you’re looking for a successful career in applied artificial intelligence and machine learning in the fields of pharmaceuticals/healthcare, finance, human resources, and business ventures, the MPS in Applied Machine Intelligence program prepares you to excel in these fast-growing and highly in-demand fields—focusing on data, technology, and human literacy.

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We’re committed to creating an education as unique as your career path. So, whether your goal is a new career or moving up in your field, our innovative programs will get you going your way.


Customize your plan

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


Learn from experience

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


Choose your focus

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


Study anywhere, on your time

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


Full-Time, Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

Completion Time

12-18 months

F1 Visa Eligible


Our Master of Professional Studies in Applied Machine Intelligence is a multi-disciplinary, experience-based program that prepares students to innovate within the rapidly growing field of artificial intelligence. Through courses and projects that focus on applied machine learning, artificial intelligence, data management, data analysis, and data visualization, students learn to address business issues in any industry.

Northeastern’s Experiential Network (XN) forms an integral part of the Applied Machine Intelligence degree. Through this network, students take on in-class projects that partner them with businesses around the world—including Google, AWS, Deloitte, Samsung, Dell, Uber, and more—to solve pressing challenges with AI and other technology. XN projects teach students how to collaborate, communicate, ask meaningful questions, and effectively solve problems while demonstrating to employers that they have the technical skills necessary to succeed. This type of experience is particularly valuable within the AI field, as candidates with advanced technical skills have become increasingly difficult to find.

The program’s modular curriculum allows students to customize their classes, projects, and other experiential learning opportunities based on their unique interests. Students can also choose to specialize their studies with concentrations in healthcare, finance, human resources, and business ventures.

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Three Literacies

  • Technological literacy: evaluating and integrating tools, techniques and conceptual skills necessary for managing complex systems.
  • Data literacy: illustrating the significance of digital and global transformation leading to the creation of business strategies, to make data informed decisions, and to drive innovation as well as create competitive advantage.
  • Human literacy: lifelong learning, communication, and design, and leading innovation needed for guiding AI systems, including assessing and developing an ethical position, critical thinking and cultural agility.

Unique Features

  • Graduate with a portfolio of work samples that demonstrate your range and depth of competencies and skills with machine learning and artificial intelligence. 
  • Work closely with faculty from different fields and areas of expertise.
  • Our experiential AI curricula includes an introductory core, as well as an advanced core with an end-to-end AI education, with the goal to proactively and thoughtfully prepare students for the evolving technology and the challenges it presents.
  • Target a successful career in applied artificial intelligence and machine learning.
  • Select a concentration in these fast-growing areas: pharmaceuticals/healthcare, finance, human resources, or business ventures.
  • Prepare to excel with the highest demand skills focusing on data, technology, and human literacy.

Career Outlook

According to the World Economic Forum, AI technology will create 12 million new jobs by 2025. Now’s the time to prepare yourself for a changing industry by building desirable skills and experience with an MPS in Applied Machine Intelligence.

Hear more from industry experts speaking at Northeastern’s AI Symposium on how AI-related technologies will impact organizations and workers.

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Beginning your journey with us is a big decision. But it's a smart one. Your field is evolving rapidly. That's why we're constantly innovating our programs to anticipate your industry's needs. So, no matter where your field goes, you can lead the way.


new jobs AI technology will create by 2025

World Economic Forum


global AI software market size by 2025


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.

Learn About Getting Real World Experience

Get Set With a Custom Course Plan

Please note: The following is a sample curriculum and is subject to change. Enrolled students should reference the academic catalog for current program requirements.

Note: All students accepted to the MPS in Applied Machine Intelligence will be required to complete a Python Placement Exam upon acceptance. Those who achieve an 85% or greater will start with EAI 6000, those below 85% will have to take a required Python course in their first term that will count towards a required elective.


Experiential Network and Capstone


Elective Courses

Complete a minimum of 10 quarter hours from the following to reach 45 quarter hours.







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): identifies your educational goals and expectations of the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose
  • Professional resume
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts (Official transcripts required at the time of admission) Reflecting degrees in engineering, computer technology, or coursework in place of Statistics.
  • 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 bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S, stating degree conferral and date
    • TOEFL, IELTS, or NU Global Exam scores

All students accepted to the MPS in Applied Machine Intelligence will be required to complete a Python Placement Exam upon acceptance. Those who achieve an 85% or greater will start with AI 6000 those 84% and below will have to take a required Python course in their first term that will count towards a required elective.

Are You an International Student? Find out what additional documents are required to apply.

Admissions Details Learn more about the College of Professional Studies admissions process, policies, and required materials.

Finance Your Education We offer a variety of resources, including scholarships and assistantships.

How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.

Your Head Start on a Master’s Degree

The PlusOne Accelerated Master’s Program provides motivated students with the opportunity to start earning their master’s degree while pursuing their undergraduate education. While completing the BS in Analytics, you can advance your learning by applying up to 16 earned semester hours (or up to 22.5 quarter hours) toward both your bachelor's and master’s degree, allowing you to receive your graduate degree one year sooner than you would with a traditional Master of Professional Studies in Applied Machine Intelligence program.

View the registrar’s website for program-specific information

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.

Student Body Profile

Below is a look at where our Analytics alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.


  • Where They Work

    • Dell EMC
    • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    • ADP
    • Staples
    • Interactive Data
  • What They Do

    • Information Technology
    • Operations
    • Program and Project Management
    • Business Development
    • Entrepreneurship
  • What They're Skilled At

    • Business Analysis
    • Leadership
    • Requirements Analysis
    • Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
    • Project Management


Learn more about Northeastern Alumni on Linkedin.