Northeastern university College of Professional Studies ?

Discussion in 'IT and Computer-Related Degrees' started by questions84, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. questions84

    questions84 New Member

    Hi all,

    I got accepted into Northeastern university College of Professional Studies for a Masters in Informatics, I am pretty excited about it and I start this coming winter, however, there are a few questions thats starting to bother me, and I hope some of you here will be able to provide some insights and help me understand this better,

    a) MPS in Informatics, the website and the university says its a masters degree and I can apply for phd after completion, what do you guys think about MPS and its recognition ?
    b) In terms of reputation, how well is northeastern university CPS recognized ?

    Any advice is much appreciated, thanks.

  2. nmesproject

    nmesproject New Member

  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    The operative word is "Master". Whether it's of Arts, Science, or Professional Studies shouldn't matter much. If you're interested in doctoral study afterward, and there's a thesis option, then you should take it.

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    I do have a Master of Professional Studies from Georgetown University. According to the school dean stated that a Master is a Master. And because it is awarded from the School of Continuing Studies, therefore the tittle cannot be master of science.
  5. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    Northeastern has an excellent reputation in the New England area, but is less well-known outside this area, considering the competition (Harvard, B.U., B.C., etc.).

    As for the degree title, I wouldn't be too concerned about it. There are some schools where there is an option of the M.A. or M.S., with the M.A. usually having a thesis, so that's recommended for people looking to go on for doctoral work. However, having a non-thesis M.S. doesn't automatically preclude someone from being accepted into a doctoral program.
  6. questions84

    questions84 New Member

    Hi all,

    Thank you so much for your replies. I have started school, need 45 credit hours to complete. I am taking 12 credits a quarter (3months). Hoping to finish in a year. Full time student and full time work, its interesting. Northeastern is pretty good so far.

  7. questions84

    questions84 New Member

    thanks, relieved to hear that
  8. AUTiger00

    AUTiger00 New Member

    I couldn't imagine doing both work and school full-time. Best of luck.
  9. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    I did it at UMass-Lowell, only because I needed to finish by a certain deadline for my education incentive where I would have lost a bundle if I didn't finish on time.

    I wouldn't recommend it.
  10. buddy16cat

    buddy16cat New Member

    The type of degree you get is usually bureaucratic and has little to do with content of the program. Some colleges only offer a "of the arts" degree like my community college and others only "of the sciences" degree. Some ofter a masters "of your major" degree.
  11. Robin M

    Robin M New Member

    Hi, I know this is years later, but I am hoping you might still get these emails! I'm wondering how the MPS worked out for you? I am considering the Analytics program and am having similar concerns. Thanks! Robin

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