Graduate Admission

Take charge of your future.

Now is the time to invest in you. Whether you’re about to graduate from college (or just recently finished), returning to school after some time in the working world, or continuing your graduate study in a new field or level, this is all about you.

Are you ready?

Most likely! But, here are some practical tips to get you started if you’re not sure or you’re just beginning the graduate school search process:

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Each of our 17 schools and colleges has its own admissions and financial aid process. Our graduate and professional school admission offices actively encourage you to contact them with question and concerns – or just to explore your options further.

College of Communication

COM’s departments of Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations, Journalism and Film & Television offer programs dedicated to training well-rounded professional communicators. COM also offers master’s and PhD programs through its Division of Emerging Media Studies.

College of Engineering

Choose from a wide range of programs in five departments: Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Systems Engineering. Whatever the topic, ENG is focused on advancing the frontiers of science and technology through research, discovery, and innovation.

College of Fine Arts

CFA’s three schools—Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts—form an intense, dynamic arts community that combines professional, individualized training with interdisciplinary collaborative work. The CFA faculty comprises proven teachers and mentors who draw from their distinguished experiences as artists and performers of national and international reputation.

College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Sargent’s four departments—Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training, and Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences—offer graduate programs focused on professional training and cutting-edge research. Students doing fieldwork benefit from a clinical network of more than 1,400 affiliations worldwide—400 of them in Greater Boston.

Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies

Dedicated to advancing human progress and improving the human condition, the Pardee School is committed to interdisciplinary work, offering master’s programs with eight functional specializations, two dual degree programs, one regional degree, and a number of graduate certificates.

Graduate Medical Sciences

Emphasizing research, clinical, and graduate education in the biomedical sciences, GMS offers 33 fields of study—including interdisciplinary programs in many areas—leading to master’s, PhD, or MD/PhD degrees as well as certificates.

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

With programs to choose from in nearly 40 areas of humanities, natural and computational sciences, and social sciences, GRS is home to approximately 1,800 graduate degree candidates and faculty from many schools and colleges at BU.

Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

SDM offers a traditional four-year Doctor of Dental Medicine program as well as an advanced-standing two-year DDM; advanced certificates; and MSD, DSc, and DScD degrees in all recognized dental specialties.

Metropolitan College

MET offers more than 60 full- and part-time degree and certificate programs in fields as varied as financial management, city planning, computer science, supply chain management, project management, and applied business analytics. On-campus, online, and blended programs are available.

Questrom School of Business

Students choose from MBA, MS, PhD, and dual degree programs that prepare ethical and innovative leaders who create value for their organizations, their communities, and the world. Questrom’s curricula emphasize digital technologies, health and life sciences, and energy and the environment.

School of Hospitality Administration

The one-year Master of Management in Hospitality program prepares candidates to begin a career in hospitality leadership. The program also offers opportunities for professionals currently working in the hospitality industry to advance in their careers and to be competitive and knowledgeable in the changing industry.

School of Law

The JD and LLM departments offer a range of programs and specializations, including American law, intellectual property law, banking and financial law, and tax law, as well as several dual degree programs with other BU schools and colleges.

School of Medicine

With 22 departments, students have multiple pathways to the MD or combined degree programs in their chosen fields and specialties. Students take advantage of cutting-edge clinical facilities and laboratories on the Medical Campus and with affiliated institutions throughout the city and the nation.

School of Public Health

Students pursue different levels and approaches to their comprehensive public health studies, from  professional MPH and DrPH programs to academic MS and PhD programs. Certificate and dual degree programs are also available.

School of Social Work

Students get specialized training for social work in urban environments, choosing either clinical (individuals, families, groups) or macro (community organization, management, and planning) practice. MSW, PhD, dual degrees, and certificates are offered.

School of Theology

STH offers an array of graduate professional programs, preparing students for ministries and vocations that foster personal and social transformation. The school emphasize community principles of love, justice, safety, rights, responsibilities, and respect.

Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

Choose from more than 20 areas of study, including early childhood education, higher education, counseling, and policy. With its focus on clinical practice, scholarship, and community engagement, Wheelock’s many collaborative arrangements provide myriad professional training and practica opportunities with local and global partners.