Northeastern University (NU) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts highly renowned for its worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement and interdisciplinary research that responds to global and societal needs. Founded in 1898, NU offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading all the way to a doctorate degree in its six undergraduate colleges, eight graduate schools and two part-time divisions.

NU is also a leader in online learning, providing high-quality online programs from the various colleges throughout the university as part of its flexible distance education module for busy working students. Northeastern University Online offers courses leading to undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees as well as professional certificates. For the undergraduate level, online degrees offered include Associate in Science in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Human Resources Management, and Liberal Arts; and Bachelor of Science in Health & Health Care, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management & Leadership, and Information Science & Technology.

Online Masters degrees offered include Master of Science in such fields as business, communications, criminal justice, education, engineering, health and healthcare, information science & technology, liberal arts, nonprofit & public administration, and management & leadership. Doctoral studies offered online include Doctor of Education and Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Tuition and fees vary depending on the chosen degree program. Total tuition cost per degree ranges from US$16,720 to US$46,200. Financial aid is extended to both on-campus as well as online students in the form of need-based grants, endowed scholarships, merit scholarships, and Yellow Ribbon funding.

Northeastern University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).