Saturday, August 8, 2009

Northeastern University Online

About Northeastern University Online

Northeastern University Online is your destination for all online programs offered from the various colleges throughout the University. Each college is unique and offers a range of high-quality online programs within their area of expertise. Since 1974, Northeastern has been providing the high-quality, flexible distance education designed for busy students.

About Northeastern University

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston, and a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Their signature cooperative education program, one of the largest and most innovative in the world, is ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. They offer a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in six undergraduate colleges, eight graduate schools, and two part-time divisions.

Northeastern's six undergraduate, eight graduate schools, and two part-time divisions offer bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in a wide variety of academic disciplines and professional areas. Increasingly, the hallmark of their undergraduate and graduate programs is an approach that places the subject of study within a broader interdisciplinary perspective.

Their 1,257 full- and part-time faculty members frequently bring the same interdisciplinary thinking to their research, collaborating with colleagues in other colleges to find solutions to real-world problems. Faculty members infuse undergraduate and graduate classrooms alike with the spirit of discovery, and students in all degree programs have ample opportunities to participate in research.

Their faculty researchers and their student collaborators enjoy access to the largest academic library in Boston, and to some of the most advanced research facilities and institutes in the area, both on campus and in greater Boston.

About the College of Professional Studies

With two doctorates, 14 master's degree programs, 18 bachelor's degree programs, 4 associate degree programs, and 24 professional certificates offered online, the College of Professional Studies is the largest online education provider at the University. There are no application fees and no testing requirement. This means no GREs, GMATs, SATs, or related exams (CPS does require that all individuals for whom English is not their primary language submit TOEFL scores). The College offers 24/7 online technical support and tutoring for all students. Most online courses are taught by the same faculty used for campus-based courses and all faculty have been certified to teach online.

About the College of Engineering

Through the Graduate School of Engineering, the College of Engineering offers six master's degrees online via streaming video technology. The College enters its centennial year with a distinguished history of accomplishment and vast potential for innovation in engineering research and education, particularly in the energy, environmental, health, and security fields. Started in 1909, it was the first school at Northeastern to adopt cooperative education, an academic model that integrates professional experience with classroom study. Over the past century, this interactive learning environment has nourished the entrepreneurial spirit of countless engineering students who have gone on to found successful companies around the world.

About the College of Business Administration

Northeastern University's College of Business Administration offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) completely online. The College has a distinguished history and reputation for innovation that continues today. It launched one of the first Executive MBA programs in the U.S., as well as the High Technology Management MBA, which Infoworld Magazine featured in a 2006 cover story, along with Carnegie Mellon, MIT, and the University of Pennsylvania. Also in 2006, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Northeastern University part-time MBA program #20 in the U.S.


Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston, and a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, a self-regulatory membership organization, serves the public and educational community by developing and applying standards assessing the educational effectiveness of elementary, secondary, and collegiate educational institutions. Processes of self-evaluation and peer review utilizing the Association's goals assure and improve the quality of institutions, which seek its accreditation. It also endeavors to inform public discourse about educational improvement.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Northeastern University is AACSB International accredited -- this is the highest standard of accreditation for any business school worldwide. Institutions receiving AACSB International accreditation have superior faculty, high-caliber teaching, and meaningful interaction between students and faculty. They confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review process. Your degree and diploma will be the same as the one earned by on-campus students but without having to travel back and forth to campus.


ABET accreditation is assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares students. ABET accredits postsecondary degree-granting programs housed within regionally accredited institutions.

Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the U.S., ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 75 years. ABET currently accredits some 2,800 programs at more than 600 colleges and universities nationwide.

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) is the only accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit entry-level physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs.

National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

NASPAA accreditation recognizes that a master's program in public affairs has gone through a rigorous process of voluntary peer review conducted by the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA), and has met NASPAA's Standards for Professional Master's Degree Programs in Public Affairs, Policy and Administration.


Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium colleges and universities are dedicated to helping servicemembers and their families get college degrees. Military students can take courses in their off-duty hours at or near military installations in the United States, overseas, and on Navy ships.

SOC was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to servicemembers, who, because they frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing college degrees. Today SOC is a consortium of more than 1,800 colleges and universities that provide educational opportunities for servicemembers and their families. SOC is cosponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the American Association of Community Colleges, in cooperation with 13 other educational associations, the Military Services, the National Guard, and the Coast Guard. SOC is funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) through a contract with AASCU. The contract is managed for DoD by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support.

Hundreds of thousands of servicemembers and their family members enroll annually in programs offered by SOC Consortium member universities, colleges, community colleges, and technical institutes. Military students may enroll in associate, bachelor, and graduate-level degree programs on school campuses, military installations, and armories within the United States and overseas.


The GI Bill (the generic term comprising various education assistance programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs) provides benefits to veterans, servicemembers, and some dependents of disabled or deceased veterans wishing to pursue an education.

In fiscal year 2007, over 500,000 personnel utilized their GI Bill benefits.


Project Management Institute

Northeastern University is a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) An R.E.P. is an organization approved by PMI to issue Professional Development Units (PDUs) for its training courses.

Courses offered by PMI Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.), PMI components -- chapters, specific interest groups (SIGs), colleges -- and PMI are pre-approved for Contact Hours in fulfillment of certification eligibility requirements, as well as PDUs to fulfill the Project Management Professional (PMP) Continuing Certification Requirements (CCRs).

Society for Human Resource Management

Northeastern University has been recognized as one of the top 20 providers of the SHRM Learning System in the U.S.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest professional association devoted to human resource management. Its mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most current and comprehensive resources, and to advance the profession by promoting HR's essential, strategic role. Founded in 1948, SHRM represents more than 225,000 individual members in over 125 countries, and has a network of more than 575 affiliated chapters in the United States, as well as offices in China and India.


  1. How come when I click on the "Northeastern University Online" title at the top of this page, does it take me to Ohio Valley College of Technology ?

  2. Anonymous,

    I am not sure why that has happened for you. I have just doublechecked the link and it takes me to the correct Northeastern University Online Page. You may want to give it another try. Thanks.