The Seattle Campus


Northeastern is proud to be Washington State’s first private research university.

The establishment of Northeastern University—Seattle resulted from two years of in-depth discussions between the university and the Seattle community. Research revealed that Northeastern’s strengths in graduate education and research uniquely align with the region’s economic development and workforce needs.

The Seattle regional campus, launched in 2013, is located in South Lake Union—an epicenter for innovation and discovery. Home to a wide variety of companies and institutions that share the university’s vision, South Lake Union serves as a hub for cutting-edge thought leaders who inspire, create, and execute on new technologies and research daily.

Industry-Aligned Graduate Programs

Our portfolio of online and hybrid graduate degree and certificate programs fulfills the key needs of the region’s employers, and includes computer science, bioinformatics, global studies, and project management.

If you are interested in breaking into a high-demand field, our one-of-a-kind Align program provides the knowledge and experience necessary to make the transition. Whether your undergraduate degree was in the sciences or liberal arts, Align matches your expertise with opportunities in some of the most dynamic industries worldwide.


A Seattle Community Partner

In addition to our graduate programs, Northeastern works to develop research collaborations with companies and institutions in Seattle. Our faculty members hail from local industry leaders, including Boeing, Amazon, Twitter, and Microsoft, and we work to ensure our academic programs are geared toward the needs and goals of our partners. Learn more about our regional employer and community partners.

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