About Us

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a top-tier, nonprofit research university, grounded in experiential learning. We integrate academic coursework with professional work, research, service, and global learning opportunities in 128 countries.

Northeastern University—Seattle is dedicated to delivering an education that’s industry-responsive, employer-aligned, and student-centered. Our master’s degree and graduate certificate programs are offered in online and hybrid learning formats, making them flexible to your needs.

Our Core Values


Northeastern seeks to contribute to the individual fulfillment of each member of the campus, to the welfare of the surrounding communities, and to solutions that will address global and societal needs.


The university celebrates diversity in all of its forms, fostering a culture of respect that affirms intergroup relations and builds community.


We pursue each of our activities and interactions with integrity, maintaining the highest ethical standards.


The university promotes active engagement in teaching and learning, in scholarship and research, in the life of urban communities, and with our alumni and friends.


Northeastern provides opportunities to those who strive to overcome disadvantages and show great promise for future success.

A Tradition of Leadership

Northeastern was founded on a new idea: that higher education would be enriched by integrating students’ coursework with opportunities for experience in their field of study; that a university could best serve its students and lead innovation by engaging directly with its community through partnerships with employers.

The Northeastern network now extends to more than 3,300 employers and 255,000 alumni in seven continents. Our global campus network is devoted to advancing education and economic growth, as well as connecting students to high-demand industries in innovation hubs.

A High-Ranking U.S. University

  • Ranked 39th best U.S. national university (U.S. News & World Reports Best Colleges)
  • Ranked among most innovative U.S. national universities (U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges)
  • Ranked 2nd for best internships/career services (Princeton Review)
  • Graded A+ for job placement (BusinessWeek)