Propel your career in the limitless field of robotics

Master of Science in Robotics

The Master of Science in Robotics program looks at this fundamentally interdisciplinary field from three connected concentrations: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science. Through a technically challenging curriculum, research opportunities, and industry co-op placements, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the algorithms, sensors, control systems, and mechanisms used in robotics to help you stand out in the field and make transformative impact on society.

Immerse yourself with leading companies and firms in the Boston area, a hub for robotics research and industry-including Amazon Robotics, Teradyne, and Bluefin Robotics.

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Top 33 in Engineering Graduate schools (U.S. News & World Report, 2023)
Median annual salary for robotics engineers (ONET OnLine, 2023)
Northeastern is ranked number 1 in internships/co-ops (U.S. News and World Report, 2023)
"The questions that were asked during the interview [at Toyota Research] were the same things that were in my robotics class. There were a lot of hands-on projects and tools they used in class that were practical." - Amanda Zhu, MS Computer Engineering

Entry terms

Fall & Spring

Course delivery

On campus in Boston

Application deadlines

Domestic students:

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1

International students (inside the US):

  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: November 1

R1 research institution

Students can participate in a wealth of research opportunities such as the university's interdisciplinary Institute for Experiential Robotics and a state-of-the-art robotics lab with 12,000 sq ft of space dedicated to robot fabrication, testing, and prototyping.

Experience powered learning

Northeastern combines rigorous academics with experiential learning to prepare students for real world engineering challenges. Through our cooperative education (co-op) program, students gain industry experience in a wide variety of organizations, from large companies to entrepreneurial start-ups, while helping to finance their education.

About Northeastern

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experiential lifelong learning. Our approach of integrating real-world experience with education, research, and innovation empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create worldwide impact.

Our global university system provides our community and academic, government, and industry partners with unique opportunities to think locally and act globally. The system—which includes 13 campuses across the U.S., U.K., and Canada, 300,000-plus alumni, and 3,000 partners worldwide—serves as a platform for scaling ideas, talent, and solutions.

Northeastern's personalized, experiential undergraduate and graduate programs lead to degrees through the doctorate in 10 colleges and schools across our campuses. Learning emphasizes the intersection of data, technology, and human literacies, uniquely preparing graduates for careers of the future and lives of fulfillment and accomplishment.

Our research enterprise, with an R1 Carnegie classification, is solutions-oriented and spans the world. Our faculty scholars and students work in teams that cross not just disciplines, but also sectors—aligned around solving today's highly interconnected global challenges and focused on transformative impact for humankind.

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