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Master of Professional Studies in Informatics – Toronto

The Master of Professional Studies in Informatics prepares you to excel in understanding how humans interact with information and technology. Learn how to apply that knowledge and technical skills in the real-world.

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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.

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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, Spring, Winter

Completion Time

12-18 months

F1 Visa Eligible

Yes

Overview

Determining the usability, reliability, privacy, and security of information is crucial to today's technology-driven information society. Our Master of Professional Studies in Informatics prepares you to lead the design and application of how human beings interact with information technology - a skillset in high demand across many industries. From learning knowledge and skills to design, develop, implement, and manage information systems and applications, this program combines theory and practical experience so you can hone your technical expertise working on real-world problems. You'll also work with cutting-edge software and programming languages and examine concepts, architectures, standards, and security models for digital networks. Choose a concentration from disciplines like information security management, cloud computing, data analytics, user-centered design. Learn to effectively manage projects on any scale, while you develop an interdisciplinary approach to research and analysis.

This program is based in Toronto, Canada.


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Unique Features

  • Online and on-ground programs provide flexibility to working professionals and international students who want to advance in Information Technology and Management
  • Program draws students from diverse educational backgrounds
  • Experiential learning experience provides students the opportunity to work on real-world business projects
  • A STEM-designated graduate degree allows international students to have extended period of Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Program Objectives

  • Balanced technical skill training and management courses, combined with real-world projects to demonstrate competency required for Information Technology Management
  • Learn programming techniques and database management, and explore cutting-edge industry-demanded software and tools
  • Gain a strategic framework and competitive strategies to design and develop information systems
  • Examine concepts, architectures, protocols, standards, and security models for digital networks
  • Acquire sufficient cloud computing skills for effectively managing IT resources in small, medium, and large business units  
  • Adopt a multidisciplinary approach to real-world research, data analysis, and problem-solving

Check out your career prospects

Beginning your journey with us is a big decision. But it's a smart one. Your field is growing exponentially and evolving rapidly. IT Professionals are the agents of innovation for business and organizations. That's why we're constantly innovating our curriculum to anticipate industries’ needs. So no matter where your industry goes, you can lead the way.

32%

Projected growth in employment through 2028 for information security analysts.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020

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

General Requirements

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Capstone and Experiential Learning 

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Electives

Complete 5–6 quarter hours from the following:

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Concentrations

Analytics

3.00
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Complete one of the following:

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Cloud Computing Application and Management

3.00
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Complete one of the following:

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Human-Centered Informatics

3.00
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Complete one of the following:

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Information Security Management

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Complete one of the following:

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Leading and Managing Technical Projects

3.00
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Follow our leaders

Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and fields. They serve as mentors and advisors and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.

"Informatics at CPS welcomes all students with an interest in information technology and management. From pre-designed curricular packages to customized opportunities, students can re-skill or upskill for future employment as a security analyst, cloud architect, UI/UX engineer, business analyst, data engineer, and technical project manager." - Xiaomu Zhou, Faculty Lead and Associate Teaching Professor of the Informatics Program

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Courses in human-computer interaction helped me get my co-op at Bose. The co-ops offered at Northeastern combine rigorous classroom studies with real-world experience, helping create skilled professionals for the industry.

Rasesh Saraiya Master of Professional Studies in Informatics '19

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.

Application Requirements

  • 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

International Requirements

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

Global Engagement Learn how our teaching and research benefit from a worldwide network of students, faculty, and industry partners.

Financing Requirements

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

Tuition rate for International (non-Canadian Resident) $41,285 CAD

PlusOne

Your Head Start on a Master’s Degree

By completing the BS in Analytics or BS in Information Technology, you can advance your learning by applying up to 16 credits earned toward 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 Analytics. Learn more about PlusOnes.

Cost and Tuition

Application Deadlines

Winter 2021 Deadline
January 1, 2021January 19, 2021
February 12, 2021February 22, 2021
Fall 2021 Deadline
July 13, 2021September 14, 2021

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.

Career Opportunities and Services

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Did You Know?

Northeastern University's Master of Professional Studies in Informatics is designed for individuals working in healthcare, IT consulting, education, finance, manufacturing, and communications, and prepares IT professionals for management positions.

Did You Know?

By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to our global network of more than 255,000 alumni and 3,350+ employer partners. 

Did You Know?

Advanced degree holders earn a salary 35% higher than those with a bachelor's degree. 

From Our Alumni

"Professors consistently took deep dives into their areas of expertise and made sure to tie it back to real-world examples. That allowed me to bring new ideas to the workplace that were directly applicable to the problems we were facing." — Rick Keilty, Alumnus

From Our Faculty

"Northeastern is a world-class university with a tremendous trajectory. It's a wonderful institution where faculty can make a significant impact." — Associate Professor Stratis Ioannidis