Join the growing eSports industry with our Graduate Certificate in eSports. Investigate the history of eSports, current trends, and future opportunities.
Duration of Program
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Meets F1 Visa Requirements
Northeastern is proud to be one of the first U.S. institutions to offer an eSports graduate certificate. This gives you a competitive advantage if your goal is to break into the booming eSports industry.
Electronic sports (eSports) are online video gaming events and tournaments where professional and amateur players compete against one another for profit. Our Graduate Certificate in eSports focuses on the industry’s history and explores its future growth opportunities. You’ll explore the many factors that have influenced the industry's growth—examining the business model and revenue streams of eSports properties.
You'll dive into the trends and explore the investments made by professional sports leagues and organizations entering this digital space to expand their global portfolios.
By the end of the program, you'll be prepared to succeed in careers focused on the technology and social media platforms leveraged in the evolving eSports enterprise.
One of the first eSports graduate certificate programs in the U.S.
Learn full time or part time, either 100% online or on campus in Boston
The certificate credits you earn can be put toward completing your Master of Sports Leadership degree
A graduate degree or certificate from Northeastern—a top-50 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on professional experience in the area of your interest. Apply now—and take your career to the next level.
How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.
Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): Identify your educational goals and expectations of the program. Please be aware that Northeastern University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose.
Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; official transcripts required at the time of admission
Two letters of recommendation from individuals who have either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities such as a faculty member, colleague, or mentor, preferably one from your current employer
English language proficiency proof. Students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, or NU Global Exam scores
*International deadlines are only applicable if the program is F1 compliant.
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