Informatics, MPS

A relatively new and rapidly evolving area, informatics is increasingly used to solve today’s problems. Whether it’s used to create information and communication technologies, design decision support systems, develop 3D visualizations, or devise mobile applications, informatics can be applied across a wide range of industries to address a variety of privacy, security, healthcare, environmental, educational, and social challenges. In response, Northeastern University offers the Master of Professional Studies in Informatics. Designed to improve your computing skills and enhance your knowledge of computing applications, this master’s degree seeks to prepare you to excel in the fast-growing and dynamic field of informatics.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Required Courses

ITC 6000Database Management Systems3
ITC 6010Information Technology Strategy and Governance3
ITC 6020Information Systems Design and Development3
ITC 6035Information Technology Project Management3
ITC 6040Informatics Capstone3
ITC 6045Information Technology Policy, Ethics, and Social Responsibility3
ITC 6300Foundations of Information Security3
ITC 6345Systems and Network Administration3

Elective Courses

Complete 3–4 quarter hours from the following:3-4
Working with Digital Images
Web Creation Boot Camp
Web Creation Bootcamp 2
Information Technology and Creative Practice
Enterprise Information Architecture
Computer Systems and Networks
Data Warehousing and Data Mining
Mobile and Wireless Networks and Applications
Web Application Design and Development
Healthcare Information Systems
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Fundamentals of GIS Analysis
Spatial Databases
Internet-Based GIS
Project Management Practices
Information Architecture
Usability and User Experience


Complete one of the following four concentrations:

Concentration in Information Security Management
ITC 6305IT Infrastructure (Systems, Networks, Telecom)3
ITC 6310Information Security Governance3
ITC 6315Information Security Risk Management3
ITC 6320Information Security Technology3
Complete two of the following:6-8
CISA Preparation
CISSP Preparation
Network Protection
Network Security Concepts
Concentration in Geographic Information Systems
GIS 5101Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3
GIS 5102Fundamentals of GIS Analysis3
RMS 5105Fundamentals of Remote Sensing3
GIS 5201Advanced Spatial Analysis3
Complete two of the following:6
GIS Customization
GIS Management and Implementation
Spatial Databases
Internet-Based GIS
Business Applications of Geographic Information Systems
Healthcare Applications of Geographic Information Systems
Concentration in Leading and Managing Technical Projects
PJM 6000Project Management Practices3
PJM 6205Leading and Managing Technical Projects3
PJM 6210Communication Skills for Project Managers3
PJM 6215Leading Remote Project Teams3
PJM 6220Planning and Scheduling Technical Projects3
ITC 6305IT Infrastructure (Systems, Networks, Telecom)3
Concentration in Program and Portfolio Management
PJM 6710Introduction to Program and Portfolio Management3
PJM 6715Advanced Program Management3
PJM 6720Advanced Portfolio Management3
PJM 6725Program and Portfolio Leadership3
PJM 6730Program and Portfolio Evaluation3
PJM 6735Program and Portfolio Management Capstone3

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

45 total quarter hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required