What will I learn?

The Graduate Certificate in Game Analytics offers students an opportunity to obtain the ability to analyze vast amounts of data, which has become critical as big data has rapidly become a competitive space across multiple industries from games to healthcare, urban planning, and social media.

In the game industry, data-driven techniques for analyzing game data have become a strategic necessity. The game development process has shifted from “design, develop, release” to “design, develop, release, and continuously fine-tune based on analytics.” All free-to-play games on mobile, tablets, touch devices, and web-delivered platforms use analytics to develop strategies for monetization and assessment.

As game companies have realized the importance of data analytics in the process of design and production, they have dramatically increased the demand for qualified game analysts. Northeastern’s unique Graduate Certificate in Game Analytics is a one-year, 20-semester-hour program developed to meet this need.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts, Media and Design

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
USD $1,660 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected October 2021

Start date

10 January 2022

Venue

Northeastern University

360 Huntington Avenue,

BOSTON,

Massachusetts,

02115, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.

For international students

Prior to beginning a graduate program at Northeastern, students must have: Received a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university; Received a master’s degree or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university; Received a first professional or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university; or, Been accepted into an approved bachelors-to-graduate-degree program at an accredited college or university.

To be eligible for graduate study, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited international institution.

English Proficiency

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - We expect a minimum score of 100 on the Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT).

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - We expect a minimum overall band score of 7.0 on the IELTS.

Duolingo English Test - We expect a minimum score of 120 on the Duolingo English Test.

Application deadline for Spring is Oct/1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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