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Data Visualization: DataViz @ Northeastern

Resources at Snell

The Research Data Services group in the Northeastern University Libraries provides services to support students, faculty, and staff across campus with needs and interests in data visualization. Students, faculty, and staff at the University can take advantage of these resources as well as those offered across campus beyond the libraries. You can get help with data visualization at Snell by emailing or making an appointment with our data visualization specialist Kate Kryder.


Relevant groups



The Northeastern University Visualization Consortium (NUVis) is an interdisciplinary cross-university initiative to support the university’s research efforts in visualization and to connect faculty, researchers, and students across campus to foster a visualization community.


Digital Scholarship Group

The Digital Scholarship Group provides infrastructure, services, and other resources to support digital scholarship at Northeastern for students, faculty, and staff.



NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks

NULab provides support for faculty engaged in research involving digital scholarship as well as training for graduate students in critical digital humanities skills through sponsored projects and training programs.



Network Science Institute

The Network Science Institute provides dedicated support to faculty and students engaged in any research involving network analysis as well as regular programming with invited speakers who are experts in network science.


Boston Area Research Initiative

BARI seeks to spur original, cutting-edge research in the greater Boston area that both advances urban scholarship and improves public policy and practice. Central to this mission is an overarching effort to forge active and mutually beneficial relationships between the region’s researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and civic leaders.


Boston Research Center

The Boston Research Center (BRC), based in the Northeastern University Library, is a digital community history lab where Boston’s deep neighborhood and community histories are brought to light through the creation and use of new technology. Through this, residents can share a more nuanced and complex understanding of Boston’s present.


Co-Laboratory for Data Impact

The Co-Laboratory for Data Impact focuses on narrative data strategies and is committed to advancing civic-oriented and impactful visual storytelling for issues of public urgency in the areas of diversity, transparency, and sustainability.


Courses and degree programs

There are many colleges within Northeastern that offer courses and degree programs related to data visualization. This is by no means a comprehensive list and we highly recommend checking the course catalog for the latest information about potential offerings.


College of Arts, Media, and Design (CAMD)

Offers several programs, including an MFA, MS, or Graduate Certificate in Information Design and Visualization. The School of Journalism within CAMD also offers a Media Innovation track for its MA in Journalism that includes the use of information visualization. For more examples of how the School of Journalism is using data visualization, see Storybench.



D'Amore-McKim School of Business

Offers an MS in Business Analytics.



Khoury College of Computer Sciences

Offers a BS in Data ScienceMS in Data Science, and a Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics. Additionally, Khoury College of Computer Sciences offers an MS in Data Science collaboratively with the College of Engineering and an MS in Health Informatics collaboratively with the Bouve College of Health Sciences.



College of Engineering

Collaboratively, Khoury College of Computer Sciences and the College of Engineering offer an MS in Data Science.



Bouve College of Health Sciences

Collaboratively, Khoury College of Computer Sciences and Bouve College of Health Sciences offer an MS in Health Informatics.



School of Law

Does not currently offer a program specifically related to data visualization, please check their website for the latest information.



College of Professional Studies

Offers an MPS in Analytics, an MPS in Enterprise Intelligence, an MPS in Geospatial Services, and an MPS in Informatics. CPS also offers a Graduate Certificate in Learning Analytics.



College of Science

Does not currently offer a program specifically related to data visualization, please check their website for the latest information.



College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Offers a Graduate Certificate in Urban Analytics. The School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs within CSSH also offers an MS in Urban Informatics.





Questions about Data Visualization?

Please contact Kate Kryder, Research Data Analyst, for further assistance