Actuarial Science (MS)
The Master of Science in Actuarial Science gives you the skills to become a successful actuary. You’ll gain a solid academic foundation through specialized courses in actuarial science, statistics, finance, and related fields. Students benefit from practical exposure to business and economic principles, and gain an understanding of the fiscal and ethical dilemmas often encountered in the process of business decision-making.
Administrative Studies (MS)
The Master of Science in Administrative Studies is a multidisciplinary program for focused graduate study in a specialized or industry-specific area of interest, best suited to those who have gained an understanding of their profession’s general skills and abilities and who are seeking advanced specialized education. Concentrations are available in Economic Development & Tourism Management and Innovation & Technology.
Advanced Financial Technology (Graduate Certificate)
The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Financial Technology equips you with the skills to compete in the most exciting new area of finance—FinTech. This 4-month, full-time program offered in the Spring semester (January – May) exposes you to the very latest developments in machine learning, artificial intelligence, distributed ledger (blockchain) technologies, cryptocurrencies, and crowd wisdom, all with the most recent applications to finance.
Advanced Hospitality Management (Graduate Certificate)
The SHA Graduate Certificate in Advanced Hospitality Management is an accelerated graduate-level certificate that prepares students for hospitality industry success anywhere in the world. It is ideal for hospitality professionals hoping to gain a competitive edge or advance their skills in a new area. Focus areas include revenue management, digital marketing, and real estate development.
Advanced Information Technology (Graduate Certificate)
The Advanced Information Technology graduate certificate provides students with state-of-the-art knowledge of modern enterprise IT and systems analysis. Students get hands-on experience in the most important contemporary business informatics areas such as advanced database management, web development, IT project management, and enterprise information security.
The Master of Science in Advertising builds high-level skills in strategic branding and targeted creativity, with a faculty of highly accomplished advertising professionals. Gain hands-on experience through internships and through AdLab, the world’s oldest and largest student-run ad agency. Our alumni have top positions at agencies such as Hill Holliday, MullenLowe, and Digitas, as well as media companies and marketing organizations.
The Master of Science in Advertising program is a practical, hands-on program combining core advertising fundamentals with the latest approaches in digital content and marketing. Our program prepares you to compete in the fast-paced, ever-changing world of communication with a curriculum focused on interactive media, branding and creative development, advertising management and strategy, international marketing, and mass communication.
African American Studies (MA)
In a world where terms like “diversity” and “inclusion” are as important to cultural and social stability as they are to political and economic viability, the one-year, interdisciplinary Master of Arts in African American Studies produces students able to help guide this country fearlessly forward and become lifelong critical investigators of cross-cultural interaction.
African Studies (Graduate Certificate)
Egypt, Ghana, Congo, Namibia – explore Africa, a continent rich in diversity, opportunity, and challenges. Pardee regional graduate certificate programs complement any BU degree by enabling students to master interdisciplinary regional knowledge. This certificate can easily be undertaken by students in Pardee's other graduate programs. No additional coursework is required because courses completed for the African Studies certificate also fulfill requirements toward students’ degree programs.
American & New England Studies (PhD)
As the cultural hub of New England and one of the nation's great cities, Boston provides a wealth of resources for the study of American society and culture. Our Doctor of Philosophy in American & New England Studies will train you to understand and interpret the American experience as it has been expressed in multiple forms. Graduates of our program have gone on to build teaching careers at leading institutions of higher learning and to hold significant curatorial and administrative positions at leading museums, public history sites, and cultural institutions.
American Law (LLM)
The LLM in American Law is for global practitioners seeking to learn how US lawyers think, approach legal problems, and handle client matters. The most flexible LLM program, it allows students to create their own study plans from the 200+ courses from the JD program and other specialized graduate programs.
Anatomy & Neurobiology — Vesalius Program (MS)
The Master of Science in Anatomy & Neurobiology — Vesalius Program is a two-year, 32-credit degree program that includes the Vesalius Certificate. It offers graduate courses in the biomedical sciences, advanced teaching courses coupled with a one-on-one mentored teaching experience (the Vesalius Certificate), and primary biomedical research resulting in a written thesis.
Anatomy & Neurobiology (PhD)
This program includes courses in anatomy and neuroscience that are offered by the department or by related departments. Students participate as Teaching Fellows in medical and graduate school courses as part of our Vesalius Teaching Apprenticeship. The PhD curriculum consists of required courses, seminars, teaching apprenticeship, and electives as well as Dissertation Research.
Our Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology will provide you with a broad background, with a primary emphasis on sociocultural anthropology, biological anthropology, or anthropological archaeology. You will be prepared for careers in academia, consulting, or applied professions in the discipline. Our students should have a BA or MA in anthropology or show evidence of equivalent preparation.
Applied Anthropology (MA)
The Master of Arts in Applied Anthropology provides basic anthropological training and an appreciation of the significance of a cross-cultural perspective in professional practice. The MA prepares our students for meaningful work in diverse fields such as medicine, public health, education, journalism, law, environmental management, social services to refugee or immigrant populations, rural development, or public policy evaluation.
Applied Biostatistics (MS)
The Master of Science in Applied Biostatistics is a one-year program that prepares graduates to take on challenging roles in this life-changing field. Biostatistics—the branch of statistics used in biomedical research, biology, and public health—deals with measuring and tracking the impact of public and global health initiatives.
Applied Business Analytics (Graduate Certificate)
The Applied Business Analytics graduate certificate provides comprehensive coverage of data analytics concepts, techniques, and state-of-the-art tools used in the process of data-driven business decision-making. Students gain hands-on experience with a variety of analytical models and decision-support tools. The curriculum covers advanced software tools and functions such as predictive modeling, text and data mining, visual analytics, simulations, and OLAP tables.
Applied Business Analytics (MS)
The Master of Science in Applied Business Analytics provides comprehensive coverage of data analytics concepts, techniques, and state-of-the-art tools used in the process of data-driven business decision-making. Students gain hands-on experience with a variety of analytical models and decision-support tools. The curriculum covers advanced software tools and functions such as predictive modeling, text and data mining, visual analytics, simulations, and OLAP tables.
Applied Data Analytics (MS)
The Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics is ideal for mid-career IT professionals or students with a computer science background who seek to train their focus on analytics. Students gain solid knowledge of data analytics and examine the presentation and applications of the latest industry tools and approaches within an academically rigorous framework.
Applied Human Development (EdM)
Our Master of Education in Applied Human Development emphasizes the foundations of learning and development through the lifespan across interrelated developmental domains. Topics of cultural and social diversity are woven throughout our teaching, service, and research. We offer two areas of specialization for our students: Positive Youth Development and Physical Education & Coaching.
Applied Sustainability (Graduate Certificate)
The Applied Sustainability graduate certificate provides a unique interdisciplinary perspective on how to make urban and economic development compatible with the natural environment. Coursework guides students through the foundations of ecology; methods for optimizing energy and land; building management techniques; the politics, law, and economics of the global green movement; and the relationship between IT and the consumption of resources.
The Master of Arts in Archaeology prepares students for professional careers in museums and in public and private cultural resource management and heritage work as well as for further study toward the PhD. The program provides education and practical training in the recovery, analysis, and interpretation of the material remains of the human past through the application of scientific techniques and the study of archaeological heritage.
Art Education (MA)
The Master of Arts in Art Education online program is designed for busy educators who love making and teaching art and who want to enhance their practice, advance their careers, and change their students’ lives through the power of artistic expression. The online program allows students to receive the highest-caliber education without leaving their families, jobs, and communities.
Art Education (MA)
The Master of Arts in Art Education is designed for teachers who already have state licensure, or for individuals who are interested in the field of art education but do not require licensure. The program concentrates on developing methods that teach children to think visually and create art with personal meaning. This is a terminal degree for public school educators.
Art Education with Initial Licensure (MA)
The Master of Arts in Art Education with Initial Licensure is designed for students with an undergraduate studio art degree who wishes to teach in the public school system. Students will concentrate on developing methods that teach children to think visually, and create art with personal meaning. Candidates complete one year of closely mentored practicums at local public schools.
Artificial Intelligence (MS)
In the MS in Artificial Intelligence degree program, students learn to apply creative thinking, algorithmic design, and coding skills to build modern AI systems. Students will gain deep technical training and expertise in our focus areas of machine learning, computer vision, and natural language processing. The program prepares students to work as Artificial Intelligence Engineers in information technology companies or pursue a PhD degree in computer science.
Arts Administration (MS)
The Master of Science in Arts Administration emphasizes excellence, creativity, problem solving, internationalism, and commitment to the new technologies of our age. Students learn how arts organizations achieve and sustain their missions in a changing world. Arts are a critical element in a healthy society, and the role of arts managers is to create the conditions in which artistic excellence can thrive.
Arts Management (Graduate Certificate)
The Arts Management graduate certificate emphasizes excellence, creativity, problem solving, internationalism, and commitment to the new technologies of our age. Students learn how arts organizations achieve and sustain their missions in a changing world. Arts are a critical element in a healthy society, and the role of arts managers is to create the conditions in which artistic excellence can thrive.
Asian Legal Studies (JD and LLM)
Students in the program earn their Juris Doctor from our School of Law and Master of Laws in Asian Legal Studies from National University of Singapore, one of the world’s foremost legal institutions. The program offers the unique opportunity to study pan-Asian law topics in the hub of Southeast Asia’s business and legal world.
Asian Studies (Graduate Certificate)
China, India, Japan, Malaysia – dive in and explore the vast realm of Asia, a region full of ancient cultures and modern dynamism, and home to over half of humanity. The Asian Studies graduate certificate program is ideal for students seeking specialized knowledge of Asia to complement training in another field.
The Master of Arts in Astronomy prepares students for careers in astronomically related fields, astronomy education, or entry into a PhD program. Students normally enter this program with an undergraduate degree in astronomy, physics, or another physical science. Program completion requires passing the written Astronomy Comprehensive Examination or writing a master’s thesis describing a research project carried out by the student and directed by a faculty member.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Astronomy prepares you for a career in academia and astronomical research by emphasizing a broad understanding of physical systems and teaching the skills necessary to perform leading-edge research. Our students typically enter the program with an undergraduate degree in astronomy, physics, or another physical science.
Athletic Training (MS)
It’s medicine, sports, and the human body. It’s working in emergency situations like acute, on-field injury management. It’s building relationships with patients who are rehabilitating from injuries, whether acute or after surgery. Our professional Master of Science in Athletic Training is a rigorous, two-year, full-time program emphasizing evidence-based practice. Classroom learning and clinical experiences are integral to the program.
Banking & Financial Law (LLM)
The LLM in Banking & Financial Law focuses on regulatory and transactional courses in the areas of banking law, securities law, and general financial services law. Actively practicing faculty immerse students in the business of the law. Concentrations in Business of Banking, Compliance, Financial Services Transactions, Lending and Credit Transactions, and Securities Transactions are available.
Behavioral Neuroscience (PhD)
The mission of the Behavioral Neuroscience program is to provide students with a firm foundation in basic principles of experimental neuropsychology in preparation for embarking on a career as an experimental neuropsychologist and behavioral neuroscientist in academia or industry. The program is unique in that the focus is on human neurobehavioral disorders in relation to brain structure and function.
The Master of Science in Bioimaging trains individuals to be skilled experts in imaging and allied science and technology. Students benefit from hands-on clinical and research experience with CT, PET, SPECT, 1.5, 3.0 and 11.7 T MRI, US and TMS, ultimately qualifying them for positions in the healthcare and biomedical instrumentation industries, academia, and a wide variety of private and government research centers.
The Bioinformatics master's program, the first of its kind in the country, prepares students for industrial positions in the field of bioinformatics. Applicants should have a BA/BS in a related field and a strong background in either a computational or biological science. A dynamic environment, rigorous coursework and industrial internships all help to prepare students for a successful career in bioinformatics.
Our PhD in Bioinformatics provides you unique interdisciplinary training in the science, engineering, medicine, and ethics of twenty-first-century cell biology and prepares you for careers in academia and industry in the areas of molecular life sciences. For admissions, our students need at least a bachelor’s degree in a field related to bioinformatics, preferably one with a strong component in mathematics and computer science.
The Master of Arts in Biology provides excellent preparation for a variety of careers in the biological sciences or for doctoral study through high-level graduate training in one of three broad subfields within modern biology: cell and molecular biology; neurobiology; or ecology, behavior, evolution, and marine biology. Two programs lead to the MA: a research and a non-research track.
Our Doctor of Philosophy in Biology will train you at the highest level in one of three broad subfields within modern biology: Cellular & Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, and Ecology, Behavior & Evolution. Upon completion, you should be prepared for postgraduate training and an eventual teaching and/or research position in academia, industry, government, or nonprofit agencies. Our students must have a bachelor’s degree in biology or a closely related field.
Biomedical Engineering (MEng)
The Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering with a focus in medical devices is a professional program for students focused on a career in the medical device and technology field. Students develop technical skills through advanced biomedical engineering courses and are exposed to issues related to product development, intellectual property, and commercialization. Professional-level project experience prepares students for careers in the field.
Biomedical Engineering (MS)
The Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering provides training in advanced research and applications in biomedical engineering. The program requires students to establish the necessary foundation in molecular- or systems-level biology/physiology and mathematics, in addition to advanced biomedical engineering coursework. Students can focus on a range of concentrations, including the cutting-edge field of nanomedicine.
Biomedical Engineering (PhD)
The Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering is a highly quantitative approach to the biomedical sciences, based on principles of engineering and physical science. The department is among the largest of its kind in the US and is home to award-winning faculty, exceptional students, and numerous research centers and laboratories engaged in an array of interdisciplinary biomedical activities. Faculty are primarily focused on applying engineering, computational, and analytical techniques to biological systems—from the nanoscale level of DNA to the macroscopic level of organ systems.
Biomedical Forensic Sciences (MS)
The Master of Science in Biomedical Forensic Sciences trains aspiring and midcareer professionals in a variety of forensic disciplines related to crime scene investigation and evidence analysis. Professionals trained in these disciplines are crucial to today’s comprehensive forensic investigations. Graduates are qualified to work as forensic research scientists, DNA analysts, chemists, death investigators, and crime scene responders, from local to federal levels.
Biomedical Research Technologies (MS)
The Master of Science in Biomedical Research Technologies is a one-year program designed to prepare students for careers in biomedical research. The degree equips students with a solid grasp of the principles underlying various research core technologies operations, their relevance to an array of biomedical problems, and the technical skills to implement these technologies.
Biomedical Sciences (PhD)
The Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS) is an umbrella comprised of 10 programs/departments that provides rigorous training by integrating the foundations of interdisciplinary biomedical research with focused investigation and preparation for career advancement. The degree-granting departments and programs are: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Genetics & Genomics, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular & Translational Medicine, Nutrition & Metabolism, Oral Biology, Pathology, and Physiology.
The Master of Arts in Biostatistics provides students with the comprehensive, in-depth training required to start a career in this growing field. Graduates can find career opportunities in biomedical research enterprises, pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations, and local and national government agencies. Many of our graduates also move on to PhD programs to continue their education and research.
Our Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics prepares you for a career as a professional, academic, or industrial biostatistician in biomedical or epidemiologic sciences. The program meets the needs of the health professional who wishes to continue with public health training and achieve a higher and more specialized degree and the statistician who wishes to specialize in statistical methods for biomedical or epidemiologic applications.
Business Administration (MBA) and Digital Technology (MS)
The Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Digital Technology (MSDT) consists of a minimum of 55 credits of MBA courses (34 required credits and 21 elective credits) and 29 credits of MS courses (20 required credits and 9 elective credits). Students may also earn the MBA portion of their degree in Health Sector Management or Social Impact.
Business Administration (MBA) and Law (JD)
Recognizing that law and business have become increasingly interdependent and complex, the School of Law and Questrom School of Business offer a formal dual degree program in law and management. The School of Law provides student with the legal and analytical tools needed to understand how law affects management decisions, and Questrom's management education prepares students for results-oriented decision-making.
Business Administration & Management (MBA)
Students are admitted to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) to gain the core management skills they will need to create value for the world. Our curriculum focuses on contemporary business perspectives and issues, collaboration, teamwork, and entrepreneurial skills. Case studies emphasize making the best decisions for the overall organization, not just for a single department or project. Students learn to solve problems, avoid creating new ones, simplify issues, and optimize results.
Business Administration & Management (PhD)
Our PhD program trains scholars to develop and sharpen management theories to enhance their contribution to management education and practice. Students acquire advanced knowledge of literature and theory in their area of specialization—the major—as well as solid grounding in a minor (for example, a social science discipline such as sociology, economics, or political science) that broadens their foundation. They also gain theoretical and practical knowledge of advanced research skills, essential for publishing in leading academic journals.
Business Analytics (MS)
With the Master of Science in Business Analytics, you’ll master the tools analysts use to investigate business performance of the past and turn it into plans for the future. With a duration of only 10 months, you’ll work diligently to enhance your analytical abilities. You’ll also gain access to workshops, industry speakers, and field-based learning projects with real companies.
The Master of Arts in Chemistry program provides advanced knowledge in contemporary chemistry to students who are focused on a research-based career in fields such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and materials. The program requires students to build upon a foundation of chemical knowledge by pursuing advanced studies in the chemical and molecular sciences, including an emphasis on research in a laboratory.
Our Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry prepares you for teaching and research in academic institutions, and for research in industrial and governmental positions. You will learn the skills and knowledge to meet the current and future challenges in life sciences, materials science, molecular and cell biology, computational chemistry, nanotechnology, catalysis, and chemical dynamics. Our students need at least a bachelor’s degree in chemistry or a closely related discipline.
Child & Youth Policy (Graduate Certificate)
The certificate in Child & Youth Policy will give current master’s and doctoral students knowledge of child, youth, and family policy through a series of courses that focus on developing skills and knowledge needed for child and youth policy and advocacy. Students will be prepared to work in positions that require them to analyze policy, plan policy, and communicate with policy stakeholders.
Children’s and Young Adult Literature (Graduate Certificate)
Our Graduate Certificate in Children's and Young Adult Literature is designed for practicing teachers or administrators. During this four-course program of study, students will learn about children’s literature, from picture books to YA novels, and ways to nurture students’ deep engagement with literature.
City Planning (MCP)
The Master of City Planning prepares students for a wide variety of professional roles in planning for urban and regional management. Students can specialize in an array of complex issues and policy areas that include: environmental sustainability, land use, housing, and community development; infrastructure planning; transportation planning; and urban design.
Classical Studies (MA)
The Master of Arts in Classical Studies trains students in the language skills and critical methods of scholarship required for the teaching of Latin or Greek language, literature, and culture at the secondary level or for the pursuit of a PhD. Students may choose to concentrate in Greek or Latin, but most students achieve and demonstrate competence in both languages.
Classical Studies (MA) and Philosophy (PhD)
Our dual degree program is designed for those who wish to acquire a strong competency in ancient philosophy and to add a specialization in classical studies to a Doctor of Philosophy in philosophy. The philosophy component equips students with a special competence in ancient philosophy, while the training in classical studies will enhance understanding of ancient philosophical texts.
Classical Studies (PhD)
Our Doctor of Philosophy in Classical Studies prepares you to be an effective and inspiring teacher and insightful professional scholar of classical antiquity and centers on structured study of the classical languages, Greco-Roman culture, and the perspectives and methods of research available for the classical world. We seek students of outstanding accomplishment, originality, and imagination who wish to communicate their enthusiasm to others, both as teachers and scholars.
Clinical Research (MS)
The Master of Science in Clinical Research, formerly known as the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation, aims to meet the needs of health professionals engaged in the full spectrum of patient-oriented research. We offer programs to individuals seeking careers in clinical research in industry or academic settings.
The Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition program helps students work toward attaining a personal compositional aesthetic, and the techniques to express it through sound. To achieve this, students are provided a broad knowledge of contemporary and historical compositional practices and a mastery of analytic techniques for tonal and posttonal music. Degree candidates will complete a dissertation.
The Master of Music in Composition program helps students work toward attaining a personal compositional aesthetic, and the techniques to express it through sound. To achieve this, students are provided a broad knowledge of contemporary and historical compositional practices, and a mastery of analytic techniques for tonal and posttonal music.
Computer Engineering (PhD)
Our PhD programs in computer engineering provide both post-bachelor’s and post-master’s applicants the opportunity for study in a broad range of areas, many of which overlap with other disciplines within the college and the University. Research and graduate education in computer engineering focuses on hardware platforms, software applications and computer networks. Our graduate students have opportunities to work in cross-disciplinary topics, ranging from computer systems to fiber lasers to cybersecurity.
Computer Information Systems (MS)
The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems is designed for students who wish to combine technical competence in information systems with knowledge of managerial and organizational issues. Students can focus on an array of program concentrations including: Computer Networks, Data Analytics, Database Management & Business Intelligence, Health Informatics, Information Technology Project Management, Security, and Web Application Development.
Computer Networks (Graduate Certificate)
The Computer Networks graduate certificate offers a broad foundation in information technology and an in-depth exploration of computer data communication and modern networking. Our curriculum provides a comprehensive examination of network design and implementation, performance analysis and management, technology, and security. Students gain hands-on experience to analyze, design, procure, manage, and implement cutting-edge computer networking solutions and technologies.
Computer Science (MS)
With our Master of Science in Computer Science you can take your place at the forefront of computing research, education, or industry. In as little as one year, you’ll acquire an in-depth knowledge of theory, software, systems, and applications, and you’ll gain expertise through hands-on experience. And, you’ll do it all in Boston—a thriving, global hub of computer research.
Computer Science (MS)
The Master of Science in Computer Science program is intended for computer professionals and for people who wish to move into the computer field from other areas of study. The curriculum focuses on computer language theory, software design, databases, networks, security, algorithms, operating systems, and software development. Concentrations are available in Computer Networks, Data Analytics, and Security.
Computer Science (PhD)
Our PhD program enables you to become an expert in a technical subfield of Computer Science and advance the state of the art by contributing original research in that discipline. Most of our students also gain practical experience in the classroom, as well as becoming visible members of the research community by publishing research and delivering oral presentations at conferences and research seminars.
Computer Science with Specialization in Cyber Security (MS)
The Cyber Security specialization enables students to focus on technical issues related to safe software, languages, and architectures, as well as broader societal issues of privacy and legal ramifications. Students are trained in topics ranging from cryptographic methods, data and information security, fault-tolerant computing, network security, privacy and anonymity, software safety, and system security. Graduates are prepared for exciting careers at the forefront of cyber infrastructure.
Computer Science with Specialization in Data-Centric Computing (MS)
The Specialization in Data-Centric Computing prepares our students to meet the growing demand for computer scientists specifically trained in methods for extracting knowledge from large data sets, and with the ability to develop computing systems and software that support that process. The specialization incorporates intensive study across a spectrum of related areas including machine learning, databases, data mining, algorithms, and systems.
Computing & Data Sciences (PhD)
The PhD in Computing & Data Sciences (CDS) enables you to become an expert in the foundational, applied, and socio-technical dimensions of information systems and technologies which are woven into all aspects of society, economy, and public discourse. Some distinguishing features of the program include a cohort-based doctoral symposium, training in ethical and responsible computing, and completion of rotations in research labs at BU or in industry. Through proposal and successful defense of a final thesis you will be prepared to contribute to the art, science, and engineering of computational and data-driven processes. A CDS PhD prepares you to lead cutting-edge research and development projects, whether in academia or in industry.
The Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting combines the study of orchestral and choral conducting techniques and literature with related work in performance, music theory, and musicology. Students can specialize in either orchestral conducting or choral conducting, joining a diverse group of scholar-performers within the intimate and vibrant structure of both a school of music and a major research institution.
The Master of Music in Conducting combines the study of orchestral and choral conducting techniques and literature with related work in performance, music theory, and musicology. Students can specialize in either orchestral conducting or choral conducting, joining a diverse group of scholar-performaers within the intimate and vibrant structure of both a school of music and a major research institution.
Corporate Finance (Graduate Certificate)
The Corporate Finance graduate certificate will enable students to acquire the knowledge and tools needed for corporate financial analysis and capital budgeting. The curriculum focuses on modern corporations, corporate financial theory, and quantitative financial decision-making skills. Students develop analytical and critical thinking skills through hands-on coursework and real-world case studies for work in budgeting, project evaluation, and international financing.
Costume Design (MFA)
The Master of Fine Arts in Costume Design aims to develop theatre artists by fostering passion for storytelling, design, and collaboration. There is emphasis on assisting students to find their own voice through theoretical and practical application of costume design principles. Through critical analysis and the interpretation of visual, conceptual and emotional responses, students learn to communicate through clothing.
Costume Production (MFA)
The Master of Fine Arts in Costume Production provides developing theatre professionals the opportunity to enhance artistic expression, communication, and production skills through hands-on mentored production experience within a wide range of opportunities. Through creative collaborations with designers, actors, and directors, you will be asked to apply both artistic and practical approaches to the creation of costumes in various genres.
Our EdM in Counseling is committed to developing outstanding counseling professionals with the skills, commitment, and passion to work effectively with diverse populations. Our program offers three concentrations, catering to a diverse body of students and corresponding to different elective coursework and field experiences. The concentrations are: School Counseling, Sport Psychology, and Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Counseling Psychology and Applied Human Development (PhD)
The PhD in Counseling Psychology and Applied Human Development prepares students to be leaders in the field of counseling psychology and the interdisciplinary field of applied human development. It focuses on the use of evidence-based practices to promote optimal development for children, youth, and young adults in diverse settings. The Counseling Psychology concentration is American Psychological Association (APA) accredited.
Creative Writing (MFA)
BU's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is one of the oldest and most prestigious programs in the US. This one-year terminal degree program consists of a rigorous combination of literary study, focused immersion in craft, and practical teaching experience, and culminates in a creative thesis in fiction or poetry and a global fellowship. All students receive a full-tuition scholarship and a stipend.
Crime Analysis (Graduate Certificate)
The Crime Analysis graduate certificate develops students’ ability to use and analyze a variety of data sources to inform the investigations, strategies, and policy decisions of criminal justice organizations. The certificate prepares students to fill in-house crime analyst roles or similar positions, while strengthening the skills of students working in investigations, management, and operations to utilize analysis more effectively.
Criminal Justice (Graduate Certificate)
The Criminal Justice graduate certificate is designed to provide the foundational knowledge of criminal justice needed to face contemporary criminal justice challenges and lead reforms. This certificate combines theory, ethics, and research to prepare students to effectively manage and assess criminal justice policies and programs. Ideal candidates have interest in policy-making positions or professions that intersect with criminal justice policy.
Criminal Justice (MS)
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice is designed for those entering or advancing in the field of criminal justice seeking a deeper understanding of crime and justice. Students analyze criminal behavior, principles of leadership, theories of social control, and gain perspective of law enforcement, the judicial system, and corrections. Concentrations are offered in Crime Analysis, Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity, and Strategic Management.
Curriculum & Teaching (CAGS)
The CAGS in Curriculum & Teaching offers experienced educators an opportunity to dedicate themselves to learning about the complex issues of contemporary education as they prepare to be outstanding leaders in teaching and supervisory positions. The CAGS requires a Master's degree as a prerequisite.
Curriculum & Teaching (EdM)
Our EdM in Curriculum & Teaching supports the development of practicing educators by deepening their pedagogical content knowledge within their respective fields, and strengthening their ability to support all of their students in accessing this content. The program offers tracks in Elementary, English, ESL, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Special Education.
Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (Graduate Certificate)
The Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity graduate certificate offers an interdisciplinary approach that combines criminal justice and cybersecurity. The curriculum ensures that students develop competency and practical knowledge, enabling them to work with various issues related to cybercrime. Students will gain insight into cybercriminology and the legal practices, practical digital investigative knowledge, and policies related to cybersecurity risk assessment.
Data Analytics (Graduate Certificate)
The Data Analytics graduate certificate will provide professionals with the skills required to compete for data analysis jobs amid rising global demand. Our curriculum explores the intricacies of data analytics, data processing, analysis, and visualization. Students learn how to generate relevant visual presentations of data and will examine concepts and techniques for data, text, and web mining.
Database Management & Business Intelligence (Graduate Certificate)
The Database Management & Business Intelligence graduate certificate prepares you to design and implement both transaction-processing and decision-support databases. Students use data mining technologies to discover the structure, trends, and relationships in data to produce valuable business insights and effective decision-support processes. Students gain advanced knowledge of data mining, and database modeling, design, and implementation.
Deaf Education (EdM)
Our EdM in Deaf Education is one of the only programs in the United States dedicated to theoretical and applied research in Deaf Education from a bilingual/bi-cultural perspective. We approach teacher training in unique ways, enabling students to take advantage of close partnerships with schools for the Deaf. The program may lead to teaching licensure.
Dental Medicine (DMD)
At Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, students will be part of a forward-thinking educational institution; students become highly competent dentists in a challenging and exciting environment. A comfortable class size and a dedicated, talented faculty provides an exceptionally stimulating educational experience. Our Doctor of Dental Medicine program emphasizes engaged, active learning.
Dental Medicine Advanced Standing (DMD)
Boston University’s Doctor of Dental Medicine Advanced Standing (AS) program is designed for internationally-educated dentists who seek to practice dentistry in the United States or Canada. The AS curriculum compresses the latter three years of the traditional four-year program into two years. The AS program’s clinical component is identical to that of the four-year program, including the intramural clinical rotations.
Dental Public Health (CAGS)
Dentists who hold a Master of Public Health are eligible to apply for the Dental Public Health certificate of advanced graduate study program, which fulfills the residency requirements of the American Board of Dental Public Health and prepares students to challenge the American Board of Dental Public Health examination. A field project is required.
Dental Public Health (MS)
The Master of Science in Dental Public Health program is for nondentists, such as hygienists and dental assistants, who wish to develop managerial and analytical skills for leadership roles. The curriculum includes biostatistics, epidemiology, research methods, dental healthcare management, and finance. A practicum or field project is required.
Dental Public Health (MSD, DScD)
The Master of Science in Dentistry in Dental Public Health trains dentists in epidemiology, biostatistics, healthcare delivery, social and cultural determinants of health, preventive dentistry, health education, behavioral sciences, and environmental health; a field research project or thesis is required. The Doctor of Science in Dentistry in Dental Public Health trains dentists for leadership in dental public health, research, and teaching. The research degree may be combined with a dental specialty certificate of advanced graduate study.
Developmental Studies (EdM)
The EdM in Developmental Studies in Language and Literacy Education program examines research and practice in literacy and language in public and non-public education settings. The course of study addresses the acquisition, development, and use of language and literacy in home, school, and community settings. Students concentrate in either Language Education or Literacy Education, or combine courses from both disciplines.
Developmental Studies in Literacy & Language Education (CAGS)
Our CAGS in Language and Literacy Education is designed for students with a master’s in a related field and an interest in research and practice in literacy and language in public and non-public education settings. The course of study addresses research and theory that informs the acquisition, development, and use of language and literacy in home, school, and community settings.
Digital Dentistry (CAGS)
The Digital Dentistry certificate of advanced graduate study program focuses on digital diagnostic and treatment planning techniques through advanced didactic, clinical, and laboratory experiences in digital and CAD/CAM technology for comprehensive dental treatment. Graduates are well positioned for leadership roles in the continued development and integration of digital techniques as a routine aspect of comprehensive patient care.
Digital Forensics (Graduate Certificate)
The Digital Forensics graduate certificate provides students comprehensive “digital crime scene investigation” knowledge, and introduces forensic analysis policy and procedures, forensic analysis tools, data recovery, and investigation, among other topics. Students gain advanced knowledge of the computer forensics tools for digital forensics investigation in civil, criminal, or administrative cases.
Digital Innovation (MS)
The MSDi program engages you in hands-on learning where digital innovation lives: at the intersection of business, analytics, design, technology, and platforms. You’ll develop the tools and strategic perspectives to leverage data, people, the power of programming, and the reach of digital technologies to address critical needs, transform existing markets, and grow new ones.
The Master of Fine Arts in Directing program provides early-career professionals with the opportunity to cultivate their artistic identities and professional objectives while refining and enhancing their skills and range. Students are prepared for careers, either as a resident or freelance director, with emphasis on understanding the American regional theatre and other not-for-profit venues.
The Master of Divinity prepares people for religious leadership in a variety of settings. This professional degree offers a wide-ranging curriculum that touches on every aspect of religious service. Ministers, religion professors, human rights and environmental activists, chaplains, missionaries, nonprofit leaders, and others have started their journeys in this program. Financial aid is available, and no previous religious studies are necessary.
Divinity (MDiv) and Teaching (MAT)
This dual degree program allows students to prepare for bivocational ministry. Graduates will have earned a Master of Divinity (which can be focused on local church ministry, pastoral ordination, social justice advocacy, or chaplaincy) as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching, which allows students with significant academic background in a content area (ex. English, history, etc.) to train for licensure as secondary teachers.
Early Childhood Education (CAGS)
Our CAGS in Early Childhood Education is designed for candidates with master's degrees who are already licensed to teach PreK-2nd grade. This program is suited for educators who are seeking to develop their knowledge in a particular area within the field of early childhood education. Students work with advisors to construct a plan of study that addresses the student's goals.
Early Childhood Education (EdM)
The Early Childhood Program, from the first semester to final student teaching, is carefully crafted to provide students with the knowledge and dispositions of highly effective early childhood educators. Our program includes three distinct field experiences: our lab preschool, a kindergarten classroom, and a first or second grade classroom. This program may lead to teaching licensure.
Earth & Environment (PhD)
Our Doctor of Philosophy in Earth & Environment provides you with extensive and cross-disciplinary research opportunities within the earth and environmental sciences, geography, remote sensing, sustainability, and energy, environment analysis, and policy. You may specialize in climate dynamics; carbon and nutrient cycling; surface processes; hydrology; active tectonics and crustal evolution; sustainable food, water, and energy; land use/land cover change; environmental analysis and policy; paleoclimate and earth history; and coastal, marine, and ecosystem response to climate change.
Economic Policy (MA)
The Master of Arts in Economic Policy combines a strong foundation in economic theory and application with the study of management methods to prepare students for careers as policy analysts and decision-makers in government, nonprofit institutions, international organizations, and the private sector. Elective courses enable in-depth specialization in two policy and management fields through courses offered in the Department of Economics and the Questrom School of Business.
The Master of Arts in Economics provides our students with a thorough understanding of fundamental economic principles, the application of mathematical methods and modeling, and the use of computer software for large-scale data analysis. This two-semester program gives the in-depth knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as economic analysts in the business world, the consulting industry, or a central bank.
Economics (MA) and Business Administration (MBA)
Training in the related fields of management and economics is professionally desirable in an increasing number of areas. Obtaining the two degrees separately would normally require six semesters in residence, but the dual degree may be obtained in five semesters full time (80 credits) or 72 credits part time. Students may also pursue an MBA in Health Sector Management or Social Impact as part of the management training.
Our Doctor of Philosophy in Economics will prepare you for a career in academics, government at all levels, and in international organizations. Our students should have a bachelor’s degree in economics or related disciplines such as mathematics and business. Our top-rated program, ranked 23rd nationally, has graduates making their mark in places including the London School of Economics, Vanderbilt University, Brown University, Harvard Business School, and Analysis Group.
Education of the Deaf (CAGS)
Our CAGS in Education of the Deaf is designed for candidates who already hold master’s degrees in Deaf Education or a related field, and who are interested in career enhancement. Students explore the nature of language, linguistic theory, language acquisition, the teaching of language (ASL and English), as well as instructional strategies for teaching reading, math, science, and social studies.
Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (CAGS)
Our CAGS in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies is designed to prepare students to be PreK-12 public, independent, and international school and district leaders, and education-related community, state, federal, and institutional leaders and analysts. Students in our program have already achieved their master’s degree in a relevant program and are interested in advanced graduate study.
Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (EdM)
Our EdM in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) is designed to prepare our students to be PreK-12 public, independent, and international school and district leaders, higher education administrators, and education-related community, state, federal, and institutional leaders and analysts. Our faculty and coursework are committed to developing 21st Century educational leaders who are data informed, future oriented, and people focused.
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (EdD)
The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies is an innovative program of advanced study designed for current school and district leaders. Students will join a cohort of peer superintendents, principals, assistant principals, department chairs, and other school leaders. Coursework takes place in a two-week summer institute and on eight weekends throughout the academic year.
Educational Policy Studies (MA)
Our Master of Arts in Educational Policy Studies is a unique, new program launched by faculty members from our Educational Leadership & Policy Studies department. It’s designed to prepare students for careers at research firms, think tanks, research foundations, and government research offices.
Educational Studies (PhD)
The PhD in Educational Studies is designed for students who wish to contribute to the field’s understanding of teaching and learning through research. The program prepares students for careers as research-active faculty in R1 institutions, with a focus on research in one of four areas of specialization: Educational Policy Studies, Language & Literacy Education, Math & Science Education, or Special Education.
Electrical & Computer Engineering (MS)
The Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering provides training, skills, and expertise—across the traditionally separated domains of electrical and computer engineering—for emerging subfields such as data science, computational imaging, virtual reality, smart cities and environments, and the Internet of things, which require skills from both disciplines. Maximum flexibility allows students to shape their degree program to their areas of interest.
Electrical Engineering (PhD)
PhD students in electrical engineering study and conduct research in electro-physics, and information science and systems. Faculty and graduate student researchers often collaborate with colleagues in other departments to solve interdisciplinary challenges. Our graduate students have opportunities to work on cross-disciplinary topics, ranging from nanobiology to fiber lasers, smart lighting to advanced signal processing.
Elementary Education (EdM)
Our EdM in Elementary Education is grounded in the belief that children should be engaged in authentic, purposeful activities and joyful learning. We have a strong tradition of preparing exemplary teachers who care deeply about the education of children and are dedicated to narrowing the opportunity gap to ensure that children from all walks of life reach their true potential.
Emerging Media Studies (MA)
The Master of Arts in Emerging Media Studies, a 10-month program, offers the latest research and thinking on emerging media technologies, big data, analytic techniques for social media, data analysis and visualization, user perspectives—and their interactions with emerging technologies (VR/AR, streaming content, robotics, and AI). Coursework includes a research project with a client to identify, propose, and resolve a particular challenge.
Emerging Media Studies (PhD)
The Doctor of Philosophy in Emerging Media Studies program creates sophisticated researchers and critical thinkers in emerging media, its role in communication, and the human processes by which emerging media are developed, marketed, and shaped by users. Students gain a comprehensive understanding of the role of emerging media in society and organizations, and hone their research skills to undertake independent and innovative research.
The Endodontics certificate of advanced graduate study programs prepare students through intensive clinical training and basic and medical sciences study. Supervised clinical training encompasses surgical and nonsurgical endodontics, with combined treatment of endodontic-periodontic problems and endodontic management of teeth involved in major oral rehabilitative procedures. Combined research and certificate of advanced graduate study programs start with research, followed by clinical training with research and thesis completion.
Energy & Environment (MA)
The one-year Master of Arts in Energy & Environment immerses students in the vital issues surrounding climate change, renewable energy, policy analysis, and energy modeling. Our world-renowned faculty equip you with the computer skills, quantitative techniques, and modeling tools you will need to make a difference on a global scale, succeed in a vibrant job market, and help shape environmental policy.
Energy & Environment (MA) and Business Administration (MBA)
The MA in Energy & Environment & MBA provides depth in energy and environment as well training for business leaders. Students in the program begin their studies in the full time cohorted MBA program, complete introductory energy & environment content in the spring of their first year alongside final MBA course classes, and transition in year two to the energy & environment core, as well as electives across both schools.
Engineering LEAP: Late Entry Accelerated Program (MS)
This program is designed for students who have earned a four-year degree in a nonengineering field and wish to complete a master's degree in engineering. Students complete a customized program of foundational undergraduate math, science, and engineering coursework necessary for success at the graduate level and then complete a master's degree in one of six engineering disciplines, including Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design and Manufacture, and Systems Engineering.
Engineering Practice (Degree Option)
The Engineering Practice degree option is an opportunity for master's students to complete an approved internship integral to their program of study, allowing them to develop additional technical and professional skills. Students successfully completing the Engineering Practice degree option of their program will earn the accompanying degree designation (e.g., MS in Electrical Engineering with Engineering Practice).
The Master of Arts in English provides comprehensive training in all areas of literary studies in English and prepares our students for future doctoral study, work in the field of education and teaching, or a wide array of careers in the not-for-profit and private sectors. Students develop a broad competence in all literary periods before moving to a more specialized knowledge of a single area or topic.
Our PhD provides you with comprehensive training in all areas of literary studies in English. Our students develop a broad competence in all literary periods while moving to a more specialized knowledge of a single area or topic. World-class scholars lead small seminars, direct individual tutorials, advise independent student research, and provide professional mentorship, preparing our students for careers as researchers and teachers in academia and beyond.
English & Language Arts (CAGS)
Our CAGS in English & Language Arts is designed for individuals with a master’s degree in a related field who wish to prepare for careers as supervisors, department chairs, curriculum developers, and consultants. We work to advance teachers’ skills through graduate-level coursework in English literature, advanced instructional methods in English education, educational leadership, and other courses selected by the individual.
English & Language Arts (EdM)
Our program is designed for individuals with an initial teaching license or people interested in teaching outside the public school system. We further advance teachers’ skills through graduate-level coursework in English literature and advanced instructional methods in English education. In concert with our core faculty advisors, students craft individualized programs of study to meaningfully advance their teaching knowledge and practice.
English Education (MAT)
Our MAT in English Education is designed to assist students who wish to teach English/language arts in middle and high school in earning a master’s degree and an initial teaching license. The MAT program is designed for individuals with either a background in English literature or a related field, or a preliminary teaching license in English.
Enterprise Risk Management (Graduate Certificate)
The Enterprise Risk Management graduate certificate provides business managers and public employees with the skills they need to formulate and execute the best possible response to a wide range of emergencies and disasters—from extreme weather to layoffs to a supply chain disruption. Students gain proficiency in designing and evaluating exposures and resources, business continuity planning, and disaster recovery.
Enterprise Risk Management (MS)
The Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management provides the tools and concepts necessary to plan for, prevent, and respond to disruptions in business operations. The curriculum integrates cutting-edge intellectual content from academia with sophisticated management practices of leading global corporations. Students are prepared for challenges in today’s turbulent business world, enhancing business value with solutions that mitigate risk across business enterprises.
Enterprise Risk Management & Compliance (Graduate Certificate)
The Enterprise Risk Management & Compliance graduate certificate allows professionals to advance their skills in assessing and managing risk against an increasingly demanding and opaque compliance landscape. The program consists of an online, 12-credit course of instruction.
Environmental Health (PhD)
This program provides knowledge, experience, and training in core disciplines to allow for critical thinking in research design, interpretation, and translation. Our program is one of a small number of academic units nationally that specializes in investigating exposure-related health outcomes in community settings. The average time to completion is 4-6 years and our graduates successfully obtain positions as postdoctoral research fellows and faculty members at academic research institutions, as senior scientists at environmental consulting companies, and as senior scientists at regulatory health agencies.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology provides advanced professional training to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for leadership in epidemiologic research and methodology. Our faculty members are experts in epidemiologic methods, chronic and infectious disease epidemiology, and pharmacoepidemiology. Current projects include the Black Women’s Health Study, the Framingham Heart Study, the VA Normative Aging Study, and research on smoking cessation programs, reproductive and perinatal outcomes, environmental risk factors for breast cancer, and several studies on drug safety.
Estate Planning (Graduate Certificate)
The Estate Planning graduate certificate program enables estate planners and wealth management professionals to learn from industry experts. Required courses include Estate and Gift Taxation, Introduction to Estate Planning, and Taxation of Trusts and Fiduciaries, with more than 10 electives for students to choose from to fulfill remaining credit requirements.
Faith and Ecological Justice (Graduate Certificate)
The Certificate in Faith and Ecological Justice signifies a student’s concentrated development of research and/or practical competencies in ecotheology, environmental ethics, and ecologically-informed spirituality and practices. The goal of the certificate is to prepare students for meaningful and effective work in faith-based environmental initiatives and to explore the rich depth of religious resources for such work.
Film & Television Studies (MFA)
The Master of Fine Arts in Film & Television Studies develops appreciation for film, television, video, and media as art forms. Students examine historical, political, and sociocultural dimensions and gain greater understanding of moving image media and its contexts through comparative study. Prepare for professional or academic success with a broad-based education in many aspects of the field.
Financial Management (Graduate Certificate)
The Financial Management graduate certificate provides essential skills for making intelligent business decisions. Students will receive a strong foundation in financial theory, acquire technical skills for developing analytical approaches, and improve critical thinking abilities through hands-on coursework and real-world case studies. Graduates will be qualified for positions and advancement in areas including cash management, capital budgeting, and risk management.
Financial Management (MS)
Part of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Affiliation Program, the Master of Science in Financial Management offers a specialized education in global finance ideal for students seeking careers in corporate finance, financial management, investments, and multinational finance. Coursework benefits students whose career plans include obtaining a CFA designation. Concentration options within the program include International Finance and Investment Analysis.
Financial Services Compliance (Graduate Certificate)
The Graduate Certificate in Financial Services Compliance opens up BU Law’s renowned banking and financial services expertise to students seeking to join one of the fastest-growing careers in financial services. Taught by industry experts and backed by more than 30 years of experience in financial services education, the curriculum is specifically tailored to people looking to be leading compliance officers.
Food Studies (Graduate Certificate)
Ideal for students and professionals who are considering a career change or seeking to enhance their credentials, the Food Studies graduate certificate provides a solid foundation in gastronomy—and allows focus on food-related areas such as business, communication, history and culture, or policy. Upon completion, students are eligible to continue into the MLA in Gastronomy program.
Forensic Anthropology (MS)
The Master of Science in Forensic Anthropology trains individuals in the theory, practice, and research methods of biological and skeletal anthropology. Students receive extensive training in osteology, forensic anthropological techniques and procedures, forensic anthropology field methods, biological anthropology theory, taphonomy, mortuary archaeology, human anatomy, crime scene investigation, and methods of human identification.
French Language & Literature (MA)
The Master of Arts in French Language & Literature prepares students with an advanced knowledge of French and Francophone literature, its history, and major works, as well as a sound knowledge of the traditions, aims, and methods of scholarly research in the field. Our graduates go on to doctoral study in literature or pursue careers in education, international law, public health, development, and business.
French Language & Literature (PhD)
Our Doctor of Philosophy in French Language & Literature provides you with a thorough knowledge of French and Francophone literature, its history, and its major works. You will gain extensive knowledge of a specialized area within the field of study; advanced skills in the use, evaluation, and production of critical scholarly and research materials; experience communicating knowledge acquired through original research; and training in pedagogy and/or other relevant practical training.
Fundraising Management (Graduate Certificate)
The Fundraising Management graduate certificate provides administrative, financial, technical, and leadership skills for those seeking careers as professional fundraisers or nonprofit managers who wish to substantially enhance their ability to raise funds. The program is also appropriate for professionals considering a career change and those in the arts, healthcare, education, and human services fields.
Cofounded by Jacques Pépin and Julia Child, the Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy is a unique, multidisciplinary program that encompasses the arts, humanities, and natural and social sciences. Students examine the role of food in historical and contemporary societies from a variety of perspectives—gaining a holistic view of the impact of food, food science, and nutrition on world civilization.
Genetic Counseling (MS)
The Master of Science in Genetic Counseling provides high-quality clinical training through dynamic coursework, dedicated mentoring, diverse fieldwork, and innovative research, in order to develop motivated genetic counselors to meet the needs of an expanding landscape in genetics and genomics.
Geriatric Dental Medicine (CAGS)
The Geriatric Dental Medicine certificate of advanced graduate study program trains dentists in the treatment of geriatric patients and adults with special needs through didactic and clinical education with diverse populations in a long-term care facility, nursing homes, a home care program, and a conventional dental clinic. Participants are part of an interprofessional team with dental specialists and clinicians from various healthcare disciplines.
Global Development Economics (MA)
The Master of Arts in Global Development Economics is an intensive program that prepares students for careers in the economic development of lower- and middle-income countries and in-transition economies in as little as three semesters. Coursework provides a strong foundation in economic theory and training in the related disciplines of international relations, international public health, governance and political economy, infrastructure, and environmental planning.
Global Marketing Management (Graduate Certificate)
The Global Marketing Management graduate certificate introduces innovative marketing concepts, focusing on internet-enabled approaches combined with the marketing skills necessary for today’s highly competitive and international environment. Students learn internet-based marketing skills such as web design, SEO, and SEM, and develop an appreciation for the power of social media.
Global Marketing Management (MS)
The Master of Science in Global Marketing offers a solid academic core in marketing complemented by state-of-the-art classes in areas with a critical impact on the field—including e-commerce, project management, product and service development, and financial, economic, and data analysis. Students obtain a broad understanding of the marketing research, decision-making, and advanced marketing techniques needed to excel in the global marketing field.
Global Policy (MA)
The Master of Arts in Global Policy is a rigorous year-and-a-half program that provides students with breadth of training in the various facets of global policy as well as in-depth training in a Specialization such as Environmental Policy, Developmental Policy, or International Public Health Policy.
Graphic Design (Graduate Certificate)
The Graphic Design graduate certificate offers students a one-year, full-time rigorous and intensive study in graphic design. Students who wish to pursue design for the first time or those already in the field who want to increase their skills will bolster conceptual and artistic skills in a professionally focused design curriculum as they work towards their individual goals.
Graphic Design (MFA)
The Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design program takes a studio-driven approach to design thinking. With an emphasis on critical thinking, the program sets itself apart as a maker-based design department set within an art school. Faculty are leaders in the field who work closely with students to develop their technical skills, placing them at the forefront of entrepreneurial thinking.
Health Communication (MS)
The Master of Science in Health Communication provides academic and professional preparation for students who wish to work within this important emerging field. The multidisciplinary program focuses on the intersection of healthcare, marketing, health literacy, public relations, and digital media in order to prepare students for the breadth of issues they will encounter as health communicators.
Health Informatics (Graduate Certificate)
The Health Informatics graduate certificate exposes students to modern health IT, including heath data collection, processing, and storage. This program primarily focuses on electronic medical data generated and stored in healthcare and public health organizations. Students gain knowledge of health information technology, systems, and electronic health records, as well as a solid exposure to the latest medical technologies.
Health Professions Education (MS)
The Master of Science in Health Professions Education prepares leaders in education in their health sciences field. Graduates will be capable of preparing novel health sciences curricula, including competency-based goals and objectives, innovative teaching methods, and a variety of evaluations of measurable, meaningful learning outcomes. Graduates will also be capable of offering expertise and mentorship in both classroom and clinical teaching.
Health Sector Management (MBA)
Master of Business Administration students learn essential management skills and develop the conceptual frameworks necessary to apply them successfully in the field of healthcare. The Health Sector Management curriculum augments the core MBA with required courses that provide an in-depth understanding of the structure and operation of healthcare systems, and requires a Health Sector internship. The Health Sector Management curriculum focuses on health service delivery, life science products, and health sector consulting.
Health Services Research (PhD)
Health Services research is the multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that studies how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies, and personal behaviors affect access to healthcare, the quality and cost of healthcare, and ultimately our health and well-being. A key strength of the PhD program in Health Services Research is the engagement of a talented interdisciplinary faculty that is eager to mentor doctoral students in a variety of areas.
Healthcare Emergency Management (MS)
The Master of Science in Healthcare Emergency Management provides students with a comprehensive background for facing the challenges of a career in emergency/disaster preparedness, by emphasizing hands-on training in exercise development and incident command in its focus on risk, crisis, and emergencies that may occur in healthcare environments.
Higher Education Administration (EdM)
Our Master of Education in Higher Education Administration is available both on our Boston campus and online. Students graduate the program having engaged in theory-to-practice learning that enables them to meaningfully contribute to their current and future roles as administrators involved in areas including student life, financial aid, admissions, career advisement, pre-college advisement, development, and alumni relations.
Hispanic Language & Literatures (MA)
The Master of Arts in Hispanic Language and Literatures provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of Spanish literature and Spanish American literature and the traditions, aims, and methods of scholarly research in those fields, preparing students for teaching and other careers. The small size of our classes facilitates interaction between students and faculty who are leaders in their respective fields.
Hispanic Language & Literatures (PhD)
Our Doctor of Philosophy in Hispanic Language & Literatures allows you to develop thorough knowledge of a specific area of Spanish and/or Spanish American literature and culture. You will also develop the conceptual and communicative skills needed to conduct and disseminate original research, as well as the ability to be a successful teacher in the classroom. Our students should have at least a bachelor's degree or its equivalent in a related field.
Historical Performance (DMA)
The Doctor of Musical Arts in Historical Performance celebrates the spirit of music by re-creating the conditions of its original setting. Through performance seminars, instruction in period performance, coached chamber music ensembles, and performance opportunities, students will learn to make informed musical decisions and to capture the character of the music. Students choose between recital and dissertation tracks.
Historical Performance (MM)
The Master of Music in Historical Performance celebrates the exploration of the spirit of music by re-creating the conditions of its original setting. Through performance seminars, instruction in period performance, coached chamber music ensembles, and performance opportunities both within and outside of the college, students will learn to make informed musical decisions and to capture the character of the music.
The Master of Arts in History prepares students through expansion of basic historical knowledge and development of a working understanding of the historical profession in order to allow them to teach at the secondary school level or at a community college, or to prepare to enter a PhD program or a law school. While our general expectation is that our MA students will pursue one of these paths, we also welcome those who wish to expand their historical knowledge for a variety of other reasons.
The Doctor of Philosophy in History will train you to do original research that leads to scholarly publications intended to make original and important contributions to History and its subfields. You will be prepared to become the next generation of history teachers, able to instruct on a wide range of topics. It is our expectation that our students will become professors at research universities, colleges, and community colleges, and staff members at research libraries and archives.
History of Art & Architecture (MA)
The Master of Arts in History of Art & Architecture provides a scholarly grounding in the history of both Western and non-Western art, architecture, and material culture, offering a foundation for a career in academia or the museum world, to which the Department of History of Art & Architecture has strong links.
History of Art & Architecture (PhD)
The Doctor of Philosophy in Art & Architecture prepares you to produce and defend an original contribution to knowledge and to teach the disciplines of history of art and architecture at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Our students choose one of two tracks: a general track (which includes students specializing in Asian and other non-Western art and architecture) and a track with specialized focus on the history of architecture.
Hospitality Management (Graduate Certificate)
The SHA Graduate Certificate in Hospitality Management is an accelerated graduate-level certificate that prepares students for hospitality industry success anywhere in the world. Ideal for hospitality professionals hoping to gain a competitive edge or advance their skills in a new area.
Hospitality Management (MMH)
For students with a strong business or liberal arts background, the Master of Management in Hospitality will enhance management skills and prepare students to begin careers in hospitality leadership. Professionals currently working in the hospitality industry will gain the necessary education to advance your careers and be competitive and knowledgeable in the changing industry.
Human Physiology (MS)
The Master of Science in Human Physiology program offers a dynamic and flexible path for students interested in pursuing careers in biomedical research or strengthening their applications to healthcare professional programs. Our program provides a strong foundation for doctoral-level studies in biology, physiology, and neuroscience. You have the opportunity to select a specialized area for research and study that is right for you.
Human Physiology (PhD)
In the PhD Program in Human Physiology, you’ll have the chance to work with and be mentored by leading educators and researchers in their fields. Many hold joint appointments with the BU School of Medicine, College of Arts & Sciences, and College of Engineering. They approach their research questions from multiple perspectives, too—from molecules to cells to circuits to behavior.
Information Security (Graduate Certificate)
The Information Security graduate certificate will touch upon various aspects of information security, including IT security policies and system security. Students learn digital forensics to help in investigating a security breach, how information is stored in a database, and what services are available to protect their business, preparing graduates to develop and implement IT security in their organizations.
Information Technology (Graduate Certificate)
The Information Technology graduate certificate provides students with hands-on experience in various aspects of software design and implementation, offering comprehensive knowledge about the state-of-the-art in information technology. Today’s business world seeks graduates with good technical skills, and our program gives students a broad business perspective, systems/IS skills, and cutting-edge technology knowledge to be successful in their organization.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Graduate Certificate)
The Innovation & Entrepreneurship graduate certificate focuses on providing students with key managerial competencies required in today’s and tomorrow’s rapidly changing technological, economic, and cultural environments—ranging from start-ups to large multinational companies, and from high-tech and biotech companies to more traditional environments such as retail, healthcare, and financial services.
Insurance Management (MS)
The Master of Science in Insurance Management is designed specifically for professionals who have earned a bachelor's degree and are designated as a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter. This program is a unique opportunity for professionals to achieve further distinction by complementing their demonstrated expertise in insurance issues with a mastery of general management principles in accounting, finance, operations, and leadership.
Intellectual Property Law (LLM)
The LLM in Intellectual Property Law offers a range of intellectual property and intellectual property–related courses through the JD curriculum, learning from law faculty consistently named to the top of Princeton Review’s “Best Professors” list. Students focus in copyright law, patent law, and trademark and unfair competition law.
International Affairs (MA)
The Master of Arts in International Affairs prepares students for careers in international relations, including work for governments, IGOs, and NGOs. Specializations in Diplomacy, Global Economic Affairs Security Studies, International Communication, and Religion enable students to develop in-depth understanding of the issues most important to them. Pardee's broad-based curriculum that enables students to build a holistic understanding of global affairs.
International Business Law (Graduate Certificate)
The International Business Law graduate certificate enables lawyers and nonlawyers to access the innovative online and blended-learning courses of the Executive LLM in International Business Law, without having to commit to a degree program. Students are required to complete one 3-credit course (International Business Transactions & Agreements) and can select from a wide array of electives when choosing remaining courses.
International Business Law (LLM)
The Executive LLM in International Business Law uniquely blends learning to combine two-week residency sessions in Boston and/or Budapest with online instruction, offering a flexibility ideal for busy practitioners who seek advanced expertise but cannot attend a traditional nine-month residential program. Concentrations in Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance, International Environmental and Energy Law, and International Taxation allow for specialization.
International Business Management (Graduate Certificate)
The International Business Management graduate certificate is designed to provide a diverse background in international business. Students can follow a course of study best suited to their individual objectives, determining which areas of international business are most appealing to them—from e-commerce to finance to operations—or combining courses to gain a wider international business perspective.
International Finance (Graduate Certificate)
The International Finance graduate certificate is designed for professionals whose work involves multinational corporations and global financial markets. Students learn how to address corporate questions pertaining to foreign exchange risk, transaction and translation exposure, and corporate strategy and foreign direct investment. Graduates are qualified for jobs in credit risk evaluation, quantitative security selection, risk measurement and mitigation, and cash management.
International Relations (MA)
The Master of Arts in International Relations is a one-year program catering to civilian or military professionals looking to advance their careers. Less structured than other Pardee programs, it allows students to design a course of study suited to their interests. Applicants must have three years of work experience relevant to international relations or a master's degree in a related discipline.
International Relations (MA) and Business Administration (MBA)
The Master of Arts in International Relations & MBA dual-degree program meets the needs of students seeking careers in administrative management, consulting, international banking, or finance. Students learn essential skills of business management through coursework in the Questrom School of Business and couple that with an understanding of international politics, economics, and security issues learned through coursework in the Pardee School. Students may also earn the MBA portion of their degree in Health Sector Management or Social Impact.
Investment Analysis (Graduate Certificate)
Designed for industry professionals (or those seeking positions) in investment research, risk management, security selection, and portfolio management, the Investment Analysis graduate certificate provides in-depth knowledge of investment strategies, asset valuation, and investment management. Graduates will be prepared to excel at a variety of careers in finance involving analysis and valuation of financial assets as well as risk management.
IT Project Management (Graduate Certificate)
The Information Technology Project Management graduate certificate is particularly valuable for those engaged in the administration of technical projects. It introduces general concepts embodied in the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK, while exploring specialized techniques for software risk management, software cost estimation, agile, scrum, and software quality management. Students learn virtual project management, enabling them to manage geographically distributed software development.
The Master of Science in Journalism teaches students to analyze and explain complex events and raise journalistic standards in news, broadcast, digital, public policy, photojournalism, sports, magazines, foreign reporting, business, science, or narrative journalism from leaders in the profession. Instruction transcends traditional boundaries because expertise across media—TV, web, and radio—is now essential.
Latin American Studies (Graduate Certificate)
The growing relevance of Latin America on the world stage is beyond dispute. Dive into the history, literature, politics, economics, culture, and social involvements of this vibrant region with an inter-American and global perspective. Pardee regional graduate certificate programs complement any BU graduate degree by enabling students to master interdisciplinary regional knowledge.
Latin American Studies (MA)
The Master of Arts in Latin American Studies is a one-year program offering students a broad, multidisciplinary, and holistic approach to understanding the complexities of Latin America. Graduates are prepared for careers working on Latin American issues in a variety contexts, including the private sector, NGOs, government, and education. Students write and orally defend a capstone paper and demonstrate proficiency in either Spanish or Portuguese.
The Juris Doctor program is a full-time day curriculum requiring three academic years of study. Students combine a rigorous academic curriculum with professional training in critical lawyering skills. Students must complete a total of 85 credits with a final weighted average of at least 2.3 (C+) to graduate.
Law (JD) and Banking & Financial Law (LLM)
Qualified students with a strong interest in both law and financial services may apply for the accelerated LLM in the renowned Banking & Financial Law at BU Law. The program offers students the time and cost advantages of obtaining both a JD degree and an LLM degree in six or seven semesters.
Law (JD) and Chinese Law (LLM)
Through this program abroad, students have the opportunity to receive their Juris Doctor from our School of Law and Master of Laws in Chinese Law from Tsinghua University School of Law. Tsinghua University School of Law, regarded as one of mainland China’s most prestigious law faculties, is located in the heart of China’s capital city in Beijing.
Law (JD) and English (MA)
Qualified students have the unique opportunity to combine the study of law with coursework in English and American literature. Law and Literature is an established scholarly field. The dual degree program facilitates inquiry into the common terrain of these two disciplines, including textual analysis and interpretative techniques, legal and literary theory, rhetoric, and the role of law in literature.
Law (JD) and European Law (LLM)
Through this program abroad, students have the opportunity to receive their Juris Doctor from our School of Law and Master of Laws in European Law from Université Panthéon-Assas in Paris, France. Originally part of the Sorbonne Law School, Paris II is renowned for its excellence in international and comparative law, and students spend a full year in residence there.
Law (JD) and Finance (LLM)
This program gives third-year Juris Doctor students an opportunity to learn in Frankfurt, Germany, thereby earning a Master of Laws in Finance through the Institute for Law and Finance. The program is designed for students with a focused interest in international financial services and capital markets, and students are required to complete an eight-week internship at a financial institution.
Law (JD) and History (MA)
The dual degree program in history and law offers qualified students the opportunity to combine the study of law with coursework in history. The dual degree program facilitates inquiry at the two fields’ intersection in legal history.
Law (JD) and International & European Business Law (LLM)
Through this program abroad, students have the opportunity to receive a Juris Doctor from the School of Law and a Master of Laws in International and European Business Law from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid (ICADE). The program focuses on the institutional framework for EU business affairs, EU and international business regulation, and EU market regulation.
Law (JD) and International Relations (MA)
The dual degree program in international relations and law prepares students for careers in national governments or international agencies, international negotiation, and human rights organizations. Students JD coursework includes four electives in international and/or comparative law. IR coursework complements students’ law skills by enabling them to develop regional or thematic expertise.
Law (JD) and Mass Communication (MS)
The growth of new communications technologies has created a need for lawyers with special training in the technological, marketing, and legal changes brought about by a wide spectrum of new media. This dual degree program allows students to acquire a JD and MS in mass communication—normally a four-and-a-half-year sequence—in an accelerated program of only three-and-a-half years.
Law (JD) and Medicine (MD)
This six-year program is designed for students interested in medicine and the legal aspects of medicine. It links the MD with intensive training in the law, providing a full JD with an additional focus in the health sector. Graduates will be prepared for careers in health law practice, healthcare systems, and healthcare policy, in both government and private sectors.
Law (JD) and Philosophy (MA)
Public life in constitutional democracies depends on a theoretical understanding of the nature and application of law—the focus of the dual degree in law & philosophy. Successful candidates may earn both the JD and the MA degrees in the three years ordinarily required for law study, not the four years that would be required if the degrees were pursued separately.
Law (JD) and Preservation Studies (MA)
Legal and regulatory frameworks have played an increasingly significant role in the stewardship and conservation of architectural and cultural resources. Local, state, and federal laws seek to balance the societal interest in heritage with individual private property rights. This program allows students to graduate in seven semesters with both a law degree and a master’s degree in preservation studies.
Law (JD) and Public Health (MPH)
This dual degree program offers highly motivated students a unique opportunity to combine professional training in law and public health. Successful candidates receive both a JD and MPH. Program graduates enter careers in federal and state government agencies and legislative offices, private law practices, universities, hospitals, insurers, biotechnology companies, and nonprofit organizations.
Law (JD) and Taxation (LLM)
Highly motivated students can complete both their Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Taxation on an accelerated basis in six or seven semesters by taking qualifying courses during the second and third years of the JD program. As one of the premier tax programs in the country, the LLM in Taxation offers an ideal balance between tax law theory and practical application.
This program develops specific skills for effective, collaborative organizational leadership in the private, public, government, or nonprofit sectors. Emphasizing sociological and psychological content, the curriculum builds on students’ interdisciplinary backgrounds to solidify essential leadership skills.
Legal English (Graduate Certificate)
The Legal English graduate certificate program devotes a full year to improving students’ legal English skills and providing an important foundation in core American legal concepts. It can be completed as a stand-alone credential or the first year of the two-year LLM program.
Lighting Design (MFA)
The Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design program aims to develop students by fostering a passion for storytelling, design, and collaboration. The program encourages students to critically analyze a wide range of texts, movement, and design; create and interpret visual, conceptual, and emotional responses; and communicate through light and design to an audience in support of the theatrical experience.
Linguistics (Graduate Certificate)
The Linguistics graduate certificate is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in linguistics, but who do not have the necessary background in linguistics. This certificate prepares students to submit applications to MA or PhD programs and may be of interest to professionals seeking additional training and credentials.
The Master of Arts in Linguistics provides students with a solid foundational knowledge of the traditional core areas of linguistic analysis as well as a deeper specialization in a chosen subfield or interface area, enabling a level of preparation suitable for pursuit of more advanced work in linguistics or for careers in allied fields with a commitment to the study of language such as speech and language technologies or education.
Human language is a multifaceted phenomenon. The Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics aims to produce scholars who are versatile enough to be experts in aspects of linguistic inquiry, yet skilled enough to do cutting-edge research in a particular subfield of the discipline. We offer a solid grounding in a range of research methods, including field methods, quantitative methods, and computational methods.
Literacy Intervention (Graduate Certificate)
Our four-course Graduate Certificate in Literacy Intervention focuses on leadership in literacy assessment and instruction for teachers and administrators working with children in elementary and middle schools. Our literacy program faculty are committed to preparing outstanding professional educators, producing research that improves the practice of education, and providing excellent professional support to our partners in the field.
Literary Translation (MFA)
The MFA in Literary Translation equips students with the skills, connections, and portfolio to find translation work and to pursue a wide variety of international careers, not only in literary but also in technical, legal, and humanitarian fields. They will be well qualified to work as editors in literary publishing or pursue other translation related fields.
Management Studies (MSMS)
The Master of Science in Management Studies (MSMS) is a full-time program that incorporates a challenge-driven, experiential curriculum allowing client-facing business projects, team interactions, and simulated business decisions to drive modular delivery of management content. Students are admitted to this highly structured program as a cohort and complete all modular coursework together.
Materials Science (PhD)
The Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) post-bachelor’s PhD and post-master’s PhD programs offer specialized study in the science, engineering, and technology of modern materials, integrating courses in engineering, chemistry, and physics. Through coursework and dissertation research, students will learn to apply experimental and computational methods to address cutting edge problems in advanced materials in biotechnology, nanotechnology, electronic and photonic devices, energy processing, and other emerging areas. Students will receive instruction in communications and ethics as appropriate to the social impact and implications of materials science and engineering.
Materials Science & Engineering (MEng)
The Master of Engineering in Materials Science & Engineering is a professional program for students who want to develop skills in materials science and engineering and management in preparation for industrial jobs in a wide range of fields. The flexible program allows students to focus coursework and practicum in concentrations including, Biomaterials, Electronic/Photonic Materials, Materials for Energy and Environment, and Nanomaterials.
Materials Science & Engineering (MS)
The Master of Science in Materials Science & Engineering trains students in the design of new materials for careers in electronics, biotechnology, energy, and plastics industries. The 32-credit degree establishes a foundation in solid-state materials, thermodynamics, and the kinetic processes of materials. In addition to advanced coursework, students choose a concentration in Biomaterials, Electronic/Photonic Materials, Materials for Energy and Environment, or Nanomaterials.
Mathematical Finance (MS)
The Master of Science in Mathematical Finance (MSMF) is a full-time, 3-semester, 39-credit program with a common core during the first semester. In the two remaining semesters, students have the choice to concentrate in Asset Management, Quantitative Analytics, Risk Management, or Analytics & Research. MSMF students also have the option to graduate without choosing a concentration.
Mathematical Finance (PhD)
The Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematical Finance is for students seeking careers in research and academia. Doctoral candidates will have a strong affinity for quantitative reasoning and the ability to connect advanced mathematical theories with real-world phenomena. They will have an interest in the creation of complex models and financial instruments as well as a passion for in-depth analysis.
The Master of Arts in Mathematics provides advanced training in the theory of mathematics and probability and in their applications to a broad range of disciplines. This program prepares students for positions in education, government agencies, industry, or nonprofit institutions, or for further graduate study leading to a PhD degree. To enter, students need a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or in a closely related discipline.
Our Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics, with a Group I ranking by the Natural Research Council, will provide you with rigorous classroom training in the theory of mathematics and their applications to a broad range of disciplines. We offer you the opportunity to work with faculty on advanced research topics over a wide range of theoretical and applied topics. Our students should have the equivalent of an undergraduate degree in pure or applied mathematics.
Mathematics Education (CAGS)
Our CAGS in Mathematics Education is perfect for experienced math teachers who already hold a math teaching license and a master’s degree but want to dig deeper into current issues in mathematics education. Our program is flexibly tailored based on each student's needs, interests, and background.
Mathematics Education (EdM)
Our EdM in Mathematics Education is designed for practicing teachers, or those with an initial teaching license, who have a strong commitment to teaching and wish to broaden their knowledge about the teaching and learning of mathematics. The program is highly flexible and is tailored to meet each individual teacher’s needs, interests, and background.
Mathematics Education (MAT)
Our MAT in Mathematics Education prepares students to teach secondary mathematics (grades 5-12) and leads to an initial license. The program is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in mathematics or have significant coursework in mathematics. Our program offers multiple, specialized courses in methods of teaching mathematics as well as two field experiences.
Mechanical Engineering (MS)
Our 32-credit Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is designed for students who desire advanced training in specific areas of mechanical engineering as a prelude to a career in either research or industry. Students can focus on a variety of specific disciplines, including robotics, dynamics, systems and controls, MEMS/nanotechnology, biomechanics, solid mechanics/materials, thermofluids, and acoustics.
Mechanical Engineering (PhD)
MechE PhD candidates have the opportunity to study and research in a broad range of areas within the exciting field of mechanical engineering. Students work closely with our faculty at the forefront of theoretical, computational, or experimental research in Robotics, Mechanics of Bio/Soft Materials, Sustainable Energies, and Space Technologies among other inspiring areas of research.
Media Science (MS)
The Master of Science in Media Science teaches strategic media skills needed in the rapidly changing communication field: media design, content creation, message development and dissemination, social media management and analysis, and evaluation of media performance. Students study media writing, theory, and communication research methods, and delve into health, political, or marketing communication. Developed expertise applies to professional positions or PhD study.
Media Science with Specialization in Marketing Communication Research (MS)
The Master of Science in Media Science with Specialization in Marketing Communication Research prepares students for consumer insights industry careers. Students learn to gather and analyze data—from media consumption and purchasing behaviors to decision-making processes about brands, services, products, and even political candidates—and match that knowledge to communication strategies clients can put into action.
Media Ventures (MS)
The Master of Science in Media Ventures offers a three-semester, hands-on, career-oriented program—fall in Boston and spring/summer in Los Angeles. Build out ideas with mentoring from faculty, alumni, and media executives. Students learn how to go from concept to market through classes and two internships. Then they pitch ideas to leading media executives and entrepreneurs.
Medical Anthropology & Cross-Cultural Practice (MS)
The Master of Science in Medical Anthropology & Cross-Cultural Practice is a two-year program that requires research methods and theory courses, seven electives, a service-learning internship, summer fieldwork, and five professional development workshops. Students may elect to participate in the program on a half-time basis. MACCP students also attend weekly Research-in-Progress meetings in the Department of Family Medicine, with clinician researchers.
Medical Information Security & Privacy (Graduate Certificate)
The Medical Information Security & Privacy graduate certificate provides exposure to the complex and varied factors surrounding information security issues within healthcare systems. Students learn how to design and build secure and reliable systems by developing an understanding of the special requirements of healthcare systems, where privacy of personal data must be balanced with access to patient records.
Medical Sciences (MS)
The Master of Science in Medical Sciences is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in a health-related field. The program introduces students to a broad range of topics in the medical sciences while strengthening their academic credentials for admission to professional school.
Medical Sciences (MS) and Public Health (MPH)
Graduate Medical Sciences and the School of Public Health offer a dual degree that is broadly based in preclinical medical sciences and public health. Students must apply and be accepted to both the Graduate Medical Sciences and to the School of Public Health. The acceptances do not have to be concurrent, but students must be accepted to both programs before completing either program.
The MD Program at the Boston University School of Medicine is dedicated to the development of a diverse group of exceptional students who are deeply committed to the study and practice of medicine, to biomedical research, and to public health. Our affiliations with Boston Medical Center and more than 20 other institutional partners give our students the opportunity to treat diverse patient populations.
Medicine (MD) and Business Administration (MBA)
This five-year program is designed specifically for students interested in both medicine and the business aspects of medicine. Students will complete the first three years of the medical school curriculum and then spend their fourth year fully integrated into the MBA program at the Questrom School of Business within the Health Sector Management program, then return to complete their MD.
Medicine (MD) and Clinical Research (MS)
Combining medical education with training and experience in clinical research, this Doctor of Medicine and Master of Science dual degree prepares clinician-researchers to improve patient health as well as healthcare. The program is appealing to those students who are interested in pursuing careers in the areas of medicine and clinical research, in either an academic environment or pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry setting.
Medicine (MD) and Medical Sciences (PhD)
The Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy program offered by the School of Medicine and Graduate Medical Sciences is designed for highly qualified individuals who are motivated toward a career in medicine and research. Students have the opportunity to obtain advanced education and research training in one of the medical sciences and in clinical medicine.
Medicine (MD) and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (CAGS)
In the Doctor of Medicine and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery program, dental school graduates enter Year Two of medical school. Didactic instruction and core clinical rotations/clerkships provide comprehensive training in medical school and oral surgery components. Graduates are eligible for American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery certification and are educationally qualified for state medical licensure within the US.
Medicine (MD) and Public Health (MPH)
The Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health dual degree program at Boston University is designed for students who envision a medical career that incorporates public health. The MPH curriculum emphasizes knowledge and skills that students need for public health practice. This flexible program combines traditional MD preparation with an MPH tailored to students' particular public health interests.
Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine (MA)
The Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine, a CACREP-accredited program, is designed to meet the requirements for independent licensure in clinical mental health counseling in all 50 states. The program prepares students for careers in clinical mental health counseling and provides them with a complementary background in behavioral medicine, health psychology, and neuroscience.
The Doctor of Ministry enriches religious leaders in traditional and nontraditional settings, deepens their understanding of ministry, and refines their ministerial practice. The program curriculum offers the opportunity to build connections with fellow leaders and faculty during two trips to Boston University each year, followed by cohort learning in online coursework. A previous theological master's is required for admission to the program.
Modern Foreign Language Education
Our MAT in Modern Foreign Language Education prepares students to become teachers of Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, or Spanish. Using a yearlong, cohort-based model, we prepare teachers to work in a variety of school contexts through coursework in foreign language pedagogy, special education, classroom management, foundations of education, as well as elective courses in Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, or Spanish.
Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry (MA)
The Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry curriculum provides students with a solid foundation in these three and related interdisciplinary fields through coursework, seminars, and research, in order to prepare students for research and/or teaching positions in academia, industry, or government. The program is based on an interdisciplinary environment and a breadth of approaches and biological interests and includes faculty members from multiple departments: Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Health Sciences, and Physics.
Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry (PhD)
Our PhD in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry (MCBB) helps you build a solid foundation in the three related fields and develop the skills for achieving cutting-edge research. The program is based on an interdisciplinary environment and a breadth of approaches and biological interests, with faculty from Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and Health Sciences, among others. Our students are propelled into successful careers in academia, research institutions, and industry (e.g., biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries), or in government as policymakers.
Music Education (CAGS)
The Music Education certificate of advanced graduate study online program allows hardworking music teachers with a master's degree to pursue career advancement and revitalization of their practice, without leaving the community or job they love, or committing to a lengthy doctoral program. Students have the ability to design their own program to suit their pedagogical interests.
Music Education (DMA)
The Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education online program prepares students for advancement in the field of music education by honing research skills, sharpening proficiency in theory and history, developing a specialization, and producing a dissertation of publishable quality that adds new knowledge to the field. Join the ranks of scholars redefining music education for the 21st century.
Music Education (DMA)
The Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education is a professional degree for individuals committed to leadership in music education policy and practice, both in and out of schools. Students prepare for advancement in the field by honing research skills, sharpening proficiency in theory and history, developing a specialization, and producing a dissertation that adds new knowledge to the field.
Music Education (MM)
The Master of Music in Music Education online program encourages students to critically examine a variety of research that informs music education. Students explore philosophical, sociological, and psychological ideas and problems in the field of music education and graduate reenergized, with their teaching bolstered by new techniques. The program is wholly online, allowing students flexibility to move ahead without leaving home.
Music Education (MM)
The Master of Music in Music Education program tasks students with the critical examination of a variety of research that informs music education, bolstering their teaching with new techniques and grounding their research in theory and history. Students can also earn licensure in Massachusetts by taking additional methods coursework and completing a practicum.
Music Theory (MA)
The Master of Arts in Music Theory program is designed for students seeking to acquire a secure foundation in scholarly music theory prior to entering doctoral study. Students will develop familiarity with essential approaches and techniques for the theory and analysis of tonal and posttonal music. Emphasis is also given to secondary fields of interest like musicology, composition, and performance.
The Master of Arts in Musicology dedicates itself to interdisciplinary, disciplinary, historical, translational, analytical, and cross-cultural thinking. The faculty is comprised of both musicologists and ethnomusicologists, and houses research centers in Early Music and Beethoven Studies. Students are encouraged to explore within a cooperative environment dedicated to a shared purpose, and a field without walls between scholarship and performance.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Musicology dedicates itself to interdisciplinary, disciplinary, historical, translational, analytical, and cross-cultural thinking. The faculty is comprised of both musicologists and ethnomusicologists, and houses research centers in early music and Beethoven studies. Students are encouraged to explore within a cooperative environment dedicated to a shared purpose, and a field without walls between scholarship and performance.
Muslim Studies (Graduate Certificate)
Explore the numerous regions that comprise the Muslim world including the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and Europe. Students will take a cross-disciplinary approach to Muslim Studies that incorporates anthropology, history, religion, politics, literature, language, and the arts. Pardee regional graduate certificate programs complement any BU graduate degree by enabling students to master interdisciplinary regional knowledge.
The Graduate Program for Neuroscience is a campus-wide training program in neuroscience. The research of GPN training faculty covers virtually all areas of neuroscience, from molecular and cellular to systems and computational. An essential feature of the GPN training mission includes a set of core courses that are aimed at developing a community of thinkers and fostering cross-disciplinary collaborations.
This program is for students without undergraduate backgrounds in nutrition who want to complete the didactic requirements (DPD) for credentialing as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, a graduate-level academic program (MS) in nutrition, and an accredited Dietetic Internship (DI).
If you’ve received your undergraduate degree and completed the prerequisite courses in nutrition and the biological and chemical sciences, this program offers you advanced study in human nutrition. With a Master of Science in Nutrition, you’ll have a wide range of career options, including public health programs, nutrition and health communication, consulting or research, and nutrition-related businesses.
Nutrition & Metabolism (MS)
The Master of Science in Nutrition & Metabolism equips students with multidisciplinary knowledge of how food is used for growth and maintenance of optimal health as well as the mechanisms by which it leads to chronic diseases. Coursework provides understanding of molecular, biochemical, and physiological mechanisms that regulate metabolism, and prepares students for future studies in medicine, dentistry or doctoral-level studies. Students learn scientific methods for carrying out research studies of nutritional effects in humans.
Nutrition with Dietetic Internship
The Master of Science with Dietetic Internship (DI) program will prepare you to critically evaluate and implement the results of current research, solve problems, and communicate effectively. You’ll study with faculty involved in research, education, administration, professional practice, communication, and consulting. The MS degree program must be completed before entry into the DI, 29-week, full-time course following completion of the MS degree program.
Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Earn your Doctor of Occupational Therapy from Boston University, which ranks among the world’s most esteemed educators of the next generation of leaders in occupational therapy. In fact, U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate school rankings named Boston University’s graduate Occupational Therapy program #1 (tied) out of 156 accredited programs.
Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Our online Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy is for practitioners who have a professional degree in occupational therapy from an ACOTE or WFOT-accredited degree program or a National Government Recognition document of their program. Through a mentorship and collaborative learning environment, students develop the advanced knowledge needed to create innovative responses to the current and future needs of individuals, communities, and populations.
Opera Performance (Graduate Certificate)
The Opera Performance graduate certificate is offered by the BU Opera Institute is an intensive two-year training for emerging operatic artists featuring a performance-based curriculum that includes voice lessons, repertoire coaching, Italian, acting, movement, business strategies, social protocols for the artist, auditions, and networking. Singers have the opportunity to participate in two large-scale productions with a full orchestra per year.
The Operative Dentistry certificate of advanced graduate study program develops academic and clinical skills for individuals pursuing academic careers. Training includes basic sciences, biomaterials, presentation and research methods, clinical restorative dentistry, CAD-CAM restoration. Emphasis is on diagnosis and treatment planning, the significance of periodontal health, esthetic dentistry, and conventional and implant restorative procedures. MSD & CAGS and DScD & CAGS entail thesis and defense.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery certificate of advanced graduate study program integrates clinical training, basic science study, and research, within hospital and dental school environments. The program provides excellent didactic and clinical education; residents are extremely well-prepared for careers in clinical, academic, and private-practice settings. The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Clinical certificate of advanced graduate study may be combined with the MSD or DScD.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Research (MSD, DScD)
The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery MSD or DScD advanced research program trains participants for leadership roles in education, research, and health policy. Candidates should already have completed an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery CAGS. The MSD or DScD programs require a major research effort related to oral and maxillofacial surgery and/or oral biology.
The Oral Biology Master of Dentistry Science research programs include didactic courses and basic science laboratory research relevant to oral medicine. The Oral Biology Doctor of Science (nondentists) and Doctor of Science in Dentistry (dentists) prepare students to pursue academic or research-oriented careers. Research is supervised by oral biology faculty in the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology. Research may be combined with the clinical periodontology certificate of advanced graduate study.
Oral Health Sciences (MS)
The Master of Science in Oral Health Sciences is a rigorous biomedical science program that introduces students to a broad range of topics in oral health and medical sciences while strengthening their academic preparedness for dental school admission. Students take courses in the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and the School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Sciences, and develop essential critical thinking and research skills for future success in professional school.
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
The combined clinical/research programs in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics prepare students as competent clinicians who can successfully analyze and treat dentofacial deformities. Emphasis on craniofacial growth and development, cephalometrics, biomechanics, occlusion, and neuromuscular physiology. Students participate in didactic and clinical training and research, including a thesis and defense.
Our Master of Fine Arts in Painting promotes the discipline in its varied manifestations as a fundamental form of artistic expression. At its core, the program is studio-driven, with rigorous expectations about each student’s commitment to their own artistic practice. We supplement this emphasis with critical dialogue, in the form of studio visits, critiques, weekly seminars, lectures, field trips, and workshops.
Pathology Laboratory Sciences (MS)
The Master of Science in Pathology Laboratory Sciences prepares students to work in basic science, biotechnology, clinical pathology, and other biomedical research laboratories designing, performing, and evaluating research. Students learn to prepare and evaluate animal or human cells and tissues for the effects of test compounds, devices, or procedures using morphologic, molecular, and other methods.
The Pediatric Dentistry certificate of advanced graduate study program prepares students as competent specialists providing primary, comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral healthcare for infants and children through adolescence, including individuals with special healthcare needs, in the context of family, culture, and community. Residents are trained in institutional, private, and public health settings. MSD, DScD, and CAGS/research programs require research, thesis, and defense.
Performance (Artist Diploma)
The Artist Diploma in Performance is a nondegree program for the specialized training of the unusually gifted and accomplished performer. The program focuses on the practical aspects of musical training: private instruction, performance, participation in musical organizations and chamber music, and musicianship skills.
The Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance program is offered in eight areas: strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, collaborative piano, organ, and voice. Performance students combine performance studies with courses in theory, musicology, pedagogy, and related music studies, with each student being assigned a teacher with whom they study individually during their degree program. Students choose recital or dissertation track.
The Master of Music in Performance program is offered in eight areas: Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Piano, Collaborative Piano, Organ, and Voice. Performance majors combine performance studies with courses in theory, musicology, pedagogy, and related music studies, with each student being assigned a teacher with whom they study individually during their degree program.
Performance (Perforamnce Diploma)
The Performance Diploma is a nondegree program created for the specialized training of vocalists and performers of orchestral and keyboard instruments. The program is narrow in focus, and specifically tailored to the student who desires intensive, performance-oriented training. It is offered in the following areas: voice, keyboard instruments, and orchestral instruments.
The Periodontology certificate of advanced graduate study program prepares students as competent specialists through didactic courses and clinical experiences; training includes sedation, treatment planning, clinical medical sciences, oral medicine, implant support crown restoration, periodontal microsurgery and oral implantology. The certificate may be combined with oral biology or periodontology research, which requires a dissertation and defense. Periodontology research degrees are available without the clinical program.
Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics (PhD)
Pharmacology has historically been an interdisciplinary field, positioned at the point of convergence of physiology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, behavioral science, and medicine. The pharmacology of this century will bring together an even wider range of disciplines, combining traditional aspects of pharmacology with novel approaches drawn from other disciplines such as biophysics, biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, bioimaging, and molecular genetics.
The Master of Arts in Philosophy prepares students to make contributions to philosophical discussion and debate and offers flexibility to combine intensive philosophical training with various interests (for example, aesthetics with training in a fine art, or political philosophy with training in law). Within its master's program, the Department of Philosophy offers a concentration in the philosophy of science.
In our PhD in Philosophy you will acquire the conceptual ability, and the speaking and writing skills, needed for intensive examination of questions concerning what is true, what is good, and what is beautiful. Our program is committed to pluralism in philosophy and harbors an exceptionally wide spectrum of philosophical views and positions with faculty representation in the major historical periods, the principal approaches, and the basic problem areas of classical and contemporary philosophy. Our students should have completed the equivalent of an undergraduate major in philosophy.
Physical Therapy (DPT)
The Doctor of Physical Therapy program offers academic coursework and 44 weeks of full-time clinical education, which includes a six-month internship. After completing the program and passing the licensure examination (the first-time passing rate for graduates has averaged 99.5 percent for the past five years), students are not only clinically competent but also truly confident as they enter clinical practice.
Physician Assistant (MS)
The Master of Science will be conferred upon those who successfully complete the 28-month Physician Assistant program. This professional degree program, housed in Graduate Medical Sciences, is the first educational program for master’s-prepared medical providers at the School of Medicine. The academic program is divided into didactic and clinical phases.
Our Doctor of Philosophy in Physics will train you to teach and to carry out original research that is theoretical, experimental, or both. Our students must have at least a bachelor’s degree in physics or a closely related discipline. Our program offers numerous interdisciplinary opportunities and will prepare you for a career in academic, industrial, and government settings.
The Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting is offered by the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GRS) in close collaboration with the College of Fine Arts (CFA) School of Theatre. Playwriting students collaborate with artists connected with every aspect of a play and gain the skills of a professional playwright and theatre scholar, preparing them for a career in the theatre and teaching at the graduate level.
Political Science (PhD)
Our Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science has course offerings in the five core fields of the discipline and public policy and will equip you to undertake original research in your chosen area of interest. Our program will train you in research and teaching methods, preparing you for positions in colleges and universities, research institutions, and government agencies. Our students must have a bachelor's or master's degree.
Population Health Research (MS)
This program provides students with a fundamental grounding in both the theory and practice of public health research, emphasizing the development and application of qualitative and quantitative research methods with specific skills and training in hypothesis development; data collection and management skills; statistical computing techniques and appropriate interpretation and presentation of results.
Population Health Research: Climate and Health (MS)
The program provides students with a fundamental grounding in understanding the health impacts of climate change, and emphasizes the development and application of quantitative research methods necessary to evaluate the benefits of climate mitigation and adaptation measures, including analytical methods for decision-making, statistical computing, geographical information systems (GIS), and large spatial data processing related to climate.
Population Health Research: Epidemiology (MS)
The program provides students with a fundamental grounding in both the theory and practice of epidemiology, and emphasizes the development and application of quantitative research skills to real-world research in public health with the acquisition of skills in hypothesis formation; data collection and management; statistical computing and interpretation and presentation of results.
Population Health Research: Global Health (MS)
This program is designed to provide a practical and versatile tool kit of analytic skills relevant in the field of Global Health research. Global Health research is often multidisciplinary, and accordingly, the training provides graduate students with capacity in epidemiology, biostatistics, health finance and economics, qualitative research and statistical programming. Students will receive close one-to-one mentorship and/or team-based mentoring on an original and publishable scientific project.
Population Health Research: Translation and Implementation Science (MS)
The program provides students with a fundamental grounding in issues related to translating research into practice in order to improve population health. The specialization emphasizes skills in implementation science research, implementation science theory, organizational change theory, community-engaged research, and qualitative and quantitative research methods. A major focus is on how interventions designed to improve health can be translated into real world practice settings.
PreK-12 Music Teaching (Graduate Certificate)
The PreK–12 Music Teaching graduate certificate is built for qualified postbaccalaureate students who are interested in initial licensure in PreK–12 Music Education. The program prepares students to teach instrumental, choral, and general music in elementary and secondary schools. Students who pass the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure may apply for initial licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Preservation Studies (MA)
The Master of Arts in Preservation Studies will prepare you for a meaningful, professional career. You'll learn important architectural concepts and history from leading experts as you build your portfolio through hands-on projects here in Boston, the historical heart of the US, and dive into preservation planning, historical research, and exploration of the built environment and cultural landscape.
Product Design & Manufacture (MS) and Business Administration (MBA)
The Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Questrom School of Business offer a coordinated MBA/MS in Product Design and Manufacture which is designed to train modern engineers to generate compelling new ideas—as well as the passion and leadership skills to translate those ideas into the practical design and mass production of innovative and cost-effective new products. Students may also opt for an MBA in Social Impact or Health Sector Management.
Product Design and Manufacture (MS)
The Master of Science in Product Design and Manufacture trains modern engineers to generate compelling new ideas—as well as the passion and leadership skills to translate them into the practical design and mass production of innovative and cost-effective new products. This program provides students with in-depth knowledge of engineering design, new product manufacturing, and the business skills required for new product success.
Production Management (MFA)
The Master of Fine Arts in Production Management provides theatre professionals with the opportunity to cultivate their artistic identities while honing their craft. The program fosters the development of a production manager as theatre artist: a collaborator within a team; an innovator of design and production; and an orchestrator of a rehearsal and production environment that encourages creative exploration.
Program Planning, Management, Monitoring & Evaluation (Graduate Certificate)
The Program Planning, Management, Monitoring & Evaluation (P-PMME) graduate certificate program prepares individuals to engage in interrelated skills and competencies that anchor the design, delivery, oversight, and evaluation of a wide array of educational programs. The certificate equips individuals with conceptual frameworks, technical skills, and supervised, project-based learning.
Project Management (Graduate Certificate)
The Project Management graduate certificate delivers comprehensive knowledge of essential techniques for successful, cost-effective management of both large- and small-scale projects. Under the guidance of distinguished faculty, students examine detailed case studies, conduct project simulations, and gain both theoretical and practical expertise in preparation for a wide variety of project management–related careers.
Project Management (MS)
Accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs, the Master of Science in Project Management encompasses both introductory and advanced knowledge. While learning the tools and techniques to monitor and track project costs and schedules, students develop the ability to manage project resources/communications, and to complete a complex project within a specific time frame and budget.
The Prosthodontics certificate of advanced graduate study program includes instruction in complete dentures, removable partial dentures, fixed prosthodontics, implant dentistry, geriatrics, temporomandibular disorders, and maxillofacial prosthodontics. The clinical program emphasizes diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of patients with missing/damaged teeth and orofacial defects using biocompatible substitutes. The certificate and research can be combined or pursued separately.
In only one year of full-time study, the Master of Arts in Psychology provides students with a strong foundation in scientific research methodology in the field while offering the flexibility to pursue coursework in areas including clinical psychology; developmental psychology; and brain, behavior, and cognition. Graduates are prepared for doctoral study or employment in a variety of fields.
Our Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology will train you at the highest level in one of three specialty areas of psychology: Brain, Behavior, and Cognition; Developmental Science; and Clinical. Our highly rated program, ranked 37th in the world by U.S. News & World Report, will thoroughly prepare you for post-graduate training and to eventually assume teaching and/or research positions in academia or industry, or to obtain clinical positions. Our students should have an undergraduate degree in psychology or a related discipline (e.g., neuroscience).
Public Health (DrPH)
The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program is an interdepartmental offering intended for experienced public health professionals who seek advanced training for leadership positions in public health. The DrPH is the highest professional degree in public health. This practice-oriented degree program will train public health professionals to develop, implement, and evaluate public health programs and policies nationally and internationally.
Public Health (Executive MPH)
The new Executive MPH program prepares public health professionals to bring an evidence-based approach to addressing public health problems and to understand the interplay of the biological, social, economic, cultural, political, behavioral, and environmental factors that affect the health of populations. The Executive MPH is open to professionals with a minimum of five years of full-time professional public health experience.
Public Health (Graduate Certificate)
The Public Health graduate certificate provides professionals with a foundation of public health knowledge and skills, whether they are looking to enhance their careers or inform other educational paths. Many students continue on to the MPH program.
Public Health (MPH)
What if you really could change the world for a living? Real change, significant change, change that transforms lives. Named #10 in U.S. News & World Report rankings, our distinctive approach to public health education combines foundational learning and practical training. Mobilize your career and your ability to drive change in the world by pairing your passion, experience, and education with a Master of Public Health.
Public Health (MPH) and Health Sector Management (MBA)
The MBA/MPH is a full-time, 82-credit program leading to the award of both an MBA from Questrom School of Business and an MPH from the School of Public Health. The goal of the program is to provide students with a solid foundation in both management and public health in an integrated, structured curriculum.
Public Relations (MS)
The Master of Science in Public Relations teaches the roles of theory, research, strategic planning, action, and evaluation in the PR process, including practical application via an internship and PRLab. PRLab, America’s first student-run PR agency, works with clients ranging from corporations to nonprofits. Students develop management skills and augment studies with nonprofit, corporate, or international PR courses.
Reading Education (CAGS)
Our CAGS in Reading Education is an opportunity for advanced study designed for teachers who already possess an initial license and a master's degree in a related field. You will conclude your course of study with a capstone experience in which you will apply your understandings to solve a problem of practice in a school, community, or policy setting.
Reading Education (EdM)
Our EdM in Reading Education is designed for students who already hold an initial teaching license. Through the program's coursework and fieldwork, you will gain a deep and thorough understanding of the theory and research that is fundamental to successful teaching of reading and writing. The program may lead to the Specialist Teacher of Reading license.
Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD)
Mentorship by exceptional faculty and exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration: these are among the many advantages that draw students to our PhD program in Rehabilitation Sciences. In this interdisciplinary field, we engage in research focused on understanding the factors that promote activity, function, and participation in daily life among people who have disabilities or are at risk of developing them. Our PhD program prepares students—with and without professional degrees—for academic careers in research and teaching.
Religious Studies (MA)
The Master of Arts in Religious Studies prepares students to enter doctoral programs in religious studies or seminary degree programs, or to seek employment where advanced knowledge of the world’s religions is desired. All students will choose an area of specialization within one of our MA program’s four tracks.
Religious Studies (PhD)
Our Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Studies will train you as a scholar of religion who will distinguish yourself through research, teaching, and service to universities, colleges, seminaries, and the world at large. Our students choose from one of six specializations: Buddhist Studies, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Religions in American Culture, Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean World, or Religion in Philosophy, Politics, and Society. Our students should have a major in religious studies (or a related discipline).
Remote Sensing & Geospatial Sciences (MA)
Whether you are interested in ecology, public health, or urban planning, this unique one-year program will train you in the theory and application of in-demand skills including geographic information systems, spatial analysis, and digital cartography. Our students are prepared for successful careers in governmental planning, defense, and transportation departments; environmental, resource management, and public safety agencies; and consulting firms, research labs, and academia.
Robotics and Autonomous Systems (MS)
The Master of Science in Robotics and Autonomous Systems is designed to prepare students for professional careers in the broad area of robotics and autonomous systems, systems and control, remote sensing, and others. These include medical devices and robots, technologies for smart cities, autonomous vehicles, home robots, educational robots, industrial robots and more. The program provides students with a strong foundation in the underlying theoretical basis for modern robotics and autonomous systems, as well as hands-on experience in the field through an internship with a leading robotics company or BU faculty lab.
Sacred Music (MSM)
The Master of Sacred Music trains professional musicians to serve in religious contexts as performers, teachers, liturgical artists, and/or ministers of music. The program offers organ and choral conducting concentrations. The degree can be completed in conjunction with the Master of Divinity as a dual-degree program in four years, allowing those with a calling to prepare for ordination and broaden their professional ministry.
Sacred Theology (STM)
The Master of Sacred Theology has an open curriculum consisting of eight courses of the student's choosing. It appeals to students who want to become professors of religion as well as those with ministerial goals who want to focus studies in one area, such as chaplaincy, religion and conflict transformation, or social and environmental justice. A previous theological master's is required for admission.
Scene Design (MFA)
The Master of Fine Arts in Scene Design program focuses on critical thinking, detailed research, and the development of skills needed to communicate ideas such as drafting, drawing, painting, model making, and story boarding. Students are exposed to a variety of artistic challenges with a focus on how design can inform, reveal, and transform a story into a potent and meaningful theatrical event.
Science Education (CAGS)
Our CAGS in Science Education program provides opportunity for advanced study for students who hold a master’s degree and wish to deepen their knowledge and skills in pursuit of a leadership role in science education. Students in our program have the opportunity to craft a combination of elective courses that best represent their background, interests, and career goals.
Science Education (EdM)
Our EdM in Science Education is designed for practicing professionals who want to deepen their knowledge and skills as formal or informal science educators. Our curriculum integrates science content and pedagogy to prepare graduates to be effective teachers and leaders in science education by connecting emerging and experienced teachers with up-to-date science content and innovative pedagogy.
Science Education (MAT)
Our MAT in Science Education combines coursework and field-based experiences that are consistent with our mission to graduate effective and confident science educators. We emphasize teaching linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse learners. Students develop and practice techniques that will engage their students in the learning process, allow learners to experience science actively, and develop reflective practices that inspire scientific thinking.
The Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting stretches students creatively and hones writing skills in different media and genre. Students develop original ideas and adaptations, write episodes of existing television shows, and create their own as they build strong, diverse portfolios and learn the business side of screenwriting. The program prepares students to place, sell, and produce work for film and television.
The Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture provides the tools and language for students to become rigorous thinkers and artists in the twenty-first century. Our students’ work is characterized by its fluid movement among modes of art production, which include sculpture, installation, video, performance, image-making, text, and all that is possible across and among these genres.
Social Impact (MBA)
With Questrom’s Social Impact Full-Time MBA program (formerly the Public & Nonprofit MBA), you’ll study at the vital juncture where business fundamentals meet opportunities to create social value. Whether you aspire to work at a nonprofit organization, a for-profit company, or in government, Questrom’s Social Impact MBA program gives you the chance to learn and apply rigorous business skills in the service of positive social change.
Social Studies Education (CAGS)
Our CAGS in Social Studies Education is designed for self-directed, continuous learners preparing for careers as teachers, department chairs, supervisors, curriculum developers, museum educators, and consultants in the disciplines of history, government/civics, geography, economics, and the other social sciences. This program requires a master’s degree as a prerequisite.
Social Studies Education (EdM)
Our EdM in Social Studies Education is intended for teachers who currently hold initial teaching licensure or plan on working outside public school systems. We help develop educators of social studies, which includes the disciplines of history, government/civics, geography, economics, and other social sciences, as intellectuals and reflective practitioners who are committed to working with diverse student populations.
Social Studies Education (MAT)
Our MAT program prepares future social studies teachers, helping them develop as intellectuals and reflective practitioners who are committed to working in urban and suburban schools with diverse student populations. Through coursework in history and social sciences, classroom management, curriculum development, and teaching methods, future teachers are prepared to foster their own students’ historical thinking, citizenship skills, and content knowledge.
Social Work (MSW)
The top-ranked, full-time Master of Social Work offers a dynamic, hands-on learning experience located in the heart of Boston. During two years of study, students complete a multimethod curriculum guided by faculty experts and dedicated practitioners who prepare you for success in a range of social work careers. You can choose from two majors (Clinical or Macro), five specializations, Advanced Standing, or three dual degree options: Education, Public Health, or Theology.
Social Work (MSW)
Considering part-time study? We offer our top-ranked MSW degree on a part-time basis in Boston and three other Massachusetts locations (Bedford, Fall River, Cape Cod), as a more flexible alternative for working professionals. You’ll experience the same high caliber faculty, curriculum and resources as our full-time on-campus program: dynamic, hands-on learning and a multi-method curriculum guided by faculty experts and dedicated practitioners who prepare you for success in a range of social work careers.
Social Work (MSW)
Our top-ranked Online MSW Program offers an innovative part-time format with majors in Clinical or Macro Practice and three track options, ensuring your graduate program is tailored to your academic and professional experience. You’ll fulfill the requirements for the MSW degree by:
- Taking required and elective courses in a convenient online format, delivered asynchronously
- Attending weekly required Live Classroom sessions
- Completing one or two field internships (depending upon track) within or near your geographic area
Social Work (MSW)
Experience the best of classroom, field and online learning. BUSSW's top-ranked MSW program is offered in an innovative, off-campus/online part-time format with majors in both Clinical and Macro, plus two track options (Traditional, Human Service Experience), ensuring that your graduate program is tailored to your academic and professional experience. You'll enroll in foundation courses at the Worcester Campus and complete your degree by taking additional practice, advanced, and elective courses online.
Social Work (MSW) and Divinity (MDiv)
Social workers and religious leaders work with people on the margins of society every day. Our dual degree program equips students with the necessary skills in both areas so they can take on a leadership role in developing and administering creative responses to individuals in need. Graduates work in a variety of roles including as LCSWs, counselors, chaplains, nonprofit leaders, ministers, policymakers, church and community organizers, and activists.
Social Work (MSW) and Education (EdM)
Social workers and educators are deeply involved in working with children and families at risk. Our dual degree program is designed to help them develop creative responses to the changing needs of their clients. This multifaceted course of study leads to two master’s degrees—Master of Social Work and Master of Education, with options to focus either in Special Education or Educational Leadership.
Social Work (MSW) and Public Health (MPH)
The dual degree program in Social Work and Public Health is designed for students who want to address the many complex health problems facing contemporary society. Graduates earn a Master of Social Work and a Master of Public Health and emerge with the skills and knowledge to work broadly across the fields of social work and public health on issues such as health equity, prevention and population well-being, in settings such as government agencies, community health centers, hospitals, youth development, research, and prevention programs.
Social Work (MSW) and Theological Studies (MTS)
Since 1980 this program has supported students who wish to add a faith dimension to professional social work practice, and to add an urban clinical or macro practice dimension to theological studies. The primary theological focus is within Christian faith and practice, but the program is available to people of any (or no) faith tradition.
Social Work (PhD)
The highly individualized Doctorate in Social Work offers hands-on research, teaching experience, and rigorous coursework. The core curriculum requires a mixed methods foundation, grounding in social work values and a social justice lens, and training in teaching excellence. Students take part in a hands-on practicum, the development of a specialization area, and mentored research training.
The Master of Arts in Sociology prepares students with advanced training beyond the undergraduate level for work as an applied social scientist outside of academic life, as in government administrative jobs or research departments or community programs. The program requirements include coursework and an MA thesis that makes an original contribution to sociological knowledge.
As a student in our PhD program in Sociology, you will acquire advanced knowledge of sociological theory and research in chosen areas of specialization within the discipline in order to make a significant and original contribution to the field. Our program emphasizes core knowledge and theory, as well as rigor and innovation in research, and will prepare you to take up teaching and research positions in academia or beyond.
Software Development (MS)
The Master of Science in Software Development recognizes the ubiquitous and growing need for new and evolving software. Founded on the principle that developers must be thoroughly practiced in understanding new requirements in diverse fields, students learn to be team members and leaders who are fully competent to deliver secure, reliable software.
Software Engineering (Graduate Certificate)
The Software Engineering graduate certificate is designed to produce software engineers who will participate in and lead development projects. Students learn to plan, design, and implement software applications. The program emphasizes the object-oriented method, but also covers structured techniques, project management, and testing. C++ and Java are the principal object-oriented languages used, although knowledge of Java is not a prerequisite.
Sound Design (MFA)
The Master of Fine Arts in Sound Design will help students define themselves as both sound designers and artists, developing the skills to enter industry with technical competence and artistic integrity. Students will gain skills in digital audio manipulation and audio systems design, as well as an understanding of signal flow, interconnection, systems networking, MIDI, production intercom systems, and video.
Special Education (CAGS)
Our Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Special Education is designed for students with a master’s who wish to pursue specialized study. We are a program dedicated to studying the nature of disabilities and how individuals, families, schools, and local, state, and federal agencies work to improve the quality of life and outcomes for individuals with disabilities in school, employment, recreational, and residential settings.
Special Education (EdM)
Our EdM in Special Education prepares students to work in roles such as: coteacher in an inclusive classroom, inclusion facilitator, resource room teacher, or teacher in a self-contained classroom. Through a combination of coursework and fieldwork, students learn to adapt the general education curriculum and use the explicit instruction model to meet the needs of a wide range of learners.
Speech-Language Pathology (MS)
When you enroll in one of the country’s top programs in speech-language pathology, you can expect to do much more than meet certification requirements. At Boston University’s College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, your education will include a rare combination of clinical, academic, and research opportunities. Our three-year, first-time passing rate on the NCB Examination is 100 percent.
Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences (PhD)
Sargent College prepares students to excel through a combination of advanced academic work, extensive lab experiences, and mentored, original research. With the resources of Boston University and the surrounding area, doctoral students have the opportunity to take courses in a wide variety of departments across BU such as psychology, linguistics, graduate medical sciences, education, engineering, and neuroscience.
Statistical Practice (MS)
The one-year Master of Science in Statistical Practice prepares students for careers in a variety of fields through in-depth coursework in statistical methods and applications and guided hands-on consulting practice. Graduates are equipped with the knowledge and tools for high-level data analysis and a professional portfolio of work showcasing their skills in collaboration and presentation.
The Master of Arts in Statistics provides advanced preparation in fundamental statistical theory and methods through a combination of traditional courses and electives in addition to modern topics in computation and data science. The program prepares students for positions in the fields of education or industry, or for future graduate study leading to a PhD.
Our PhD in Statistics is part of a Group I department (the highest level nationally) in the National Research Council's rankings and will provide you with rigorous training in the theory, methodology, and applications of statistics and probability. Our students need a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, or a closely related discipline. Our program has international visibility, and has placed graduates both in academia and industry, in places such as Carnegie Mellon, Harvard, and MIT.
Strategic Management in Criminal Justice (Graduate Certificate)
The Strategic Management in Criminal Justice graduate certificate offers an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to provide the skills needed to face contemporary criminal justice challenges and lead reforms, both domestically and internationally. Effective leadership requires a strong footing in ethics, business, and analysis, as well as the ability to keep pace with issues of terrorism, cybercrime, police legitimacy, and correctional outcomes.
Supply Chain Management (Graduate Certificate)
The Supply Chain Management graduate certificate covers key operations management concepts and methods, and state-of-the-art tools used in the process of designing and managing global supply chains. Students gain hands-on experience with qualitative and quantitative techniques used in supply chain management, exploring the essentials of operations management, global supply chains, strategic logistics management, international trade, and import/export operations.
Supply Chain Management (MS)
The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management examines the design, optimization, and operation of a global supply chain. The curriculum examines lean production, global supply chain coordination, risk mitigation, strategic logistics management, and import/export operations. Students learn how to improve business processes and become confident decisionmakers in an ever-changing global environment. Concentrations include Logistics Management, Quantitative Approaches, and Global Business.
Systems Engineering (MEng)
The Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering is a professional degree for students focused on engineering, consulting, or management careers in industry, business, or government. They learn analysis, design, and management of complex dynamic systems spanning cyber, social, and physical domains. Concentrations include Energy and Environmental Systems, Computational and Systems Biology, Control Systems, Network Systems, Production and Service Systems, and Operations Research.
Systems Engineering (MS)
The Master of Science in Systems Engineering is designed for students who wish to engage in coursework focused on the analysis, design, and management of complex dynamic systems that span the cyber, social, and physical domains. Students model, design, analyze, and optimize human-made and natural systems. Students establish the necessary foundation of systems engineering in addition to advanced systems engineering coursework.
Systems Engineering (PhD)
Systems Engineering (SE) offers the Post-Bachelor’s PhD (MS/PhD) and the Post-Master’s PhD which both provide opportunities for research in automation, control and robotics, communication and networking, computational and systems biology, information sciences, and production, service systems and supply chain management. As a cross-disciplinary program, it leverages the expertise of Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Management and Medical faculty from the College of Engineering, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Questrom School of Business and the School of Medicine.
Tax Law (MSL)
The MSL in Tax Law provides a foundational training in the legal aspects of taxation for nonlawyers. The program is offered residentially and online, and can be completed in two semesters (full-time) or up to four years (part-time). The program is open to recent graduates from accounting programs in addition to experienced practitioners.
The LLM in Taxation offers one of the most comprehensive curricula for advanced tax studies in the country. Students are equipped with the practical skills required for immediate success in the field of taxation, whether they earn the degree on campus in Boston, online, or a combination of formats.
Teaching English as a Second Language (Graduate Certificate)
We offer graduate certificates in Teaching English as a Second Language at both the prek–6 and 5–12 grade levels. Both tracks are four-course programs of study that are most appropriate for teachers and administrators who hope to learn more about best practices for meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (EdM)
Our EdM in TESOL produces innovative teachers who are well versed in theoretical and applied teaching principles. Our program offers two pathways: Licensure and Adult/College/International (Nonlicensure). Both pathways include a curriculum that integrates linguistic theory; current research and practice in language learning and development; assessment and instruction of oral language, reading, and writing; and field-based practicum work with emergent bilinguals.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Graduate Certificate)
Our Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) provides a theoretical introduction to the nature and structure of language, key factors affecting second-language acquisition, and communicative approaches to teaching English as a second or foreign language. This certificate is most appropriate for those who hold bachelor’s or advanced degrees, individuals making mid-career changes, and those already volunteering or working in this field.
Technical Production (MFA)
The Master of Fine Arts in Technical Production provides developing theatre professionals the opportunity to enhance artistic expression, communication, and production skills through hands-on mentored production experience within a wide range of opportunities and classroom instruction. Students will have the opportunity to lead large crews, draft and engineer scenery, and work alongside professional technicians and designers.
The Master of Science in Telecommunication integrates knowledge of computer science, engineering, managerial, and legal aspects of networking and telecommunications in this rapidly expanding field. Students gain knowledge of basic networking technologies, systems, and services; increase their ability to compare networking and telecommunication products and services; and enhance their ability to manage complex telecommunication projects. A concentration in Security is available.
In the Master of Science in Television, with concentrations in Producing/Writing and Producing/Management, students learn to tell compelling stories and develop ideas in everything from TV dramas to reality shows, comedies, and miniseries. A celebrated faculty and a wealth of hands-on opportunities in Boston and Los Angeles prepare students to join alumni having a real impact throughout the television industry.
Theatre Artisan (Artisan Certificate)
The Theatre Artisan Certificate is a two-year program designed for students who completed a BA/BFA and are proficient in their craft but seek to enhance their artistic and technical experience in order to gain employment in leadership roles in the profession. The Artisan Certificate offers specialization in multiple areas: scene painting, scenic technology, stage management, costume crafts, and properties production.
Theatre Education (MFA)
The Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Education provides a unique opportunity for early but experienced career theatre artists to become professional trainers in movement, voice and speech, or other related theatrical crafts. Students and faculty mentors work together to build individualized programs that develop specialty teaching skills in the context of a broader understanding of performance and production.
Theological Studies (MTS)
The Master of Theological Studies is a two-year program for those interested in the academic study of religion and/or preparation for nonprofit leadership, social justice advocacy, chaplaincy, nontraditional ministry, or the professoriate in the field of philosophy and theology. Many graduates go on to PhD studies and eventually teach at the university level. Students in the program enjoy excellent financial aid.
Theological Studies (MTS) and Teaching (MAT)
This dual degree program allows students to prepare for bivocational ministry. Graduates will have earned the Master of Theological Studies degree (which can be focused on nonprofit leadership, social justice advocacy, chaplaincy, or parish ministry) as well as the Master of Arts Teaching, which allows students with significant academic background in a content area (ex. English, history, etc.) to train for licensure as secondary teachers.
Theological Studies (PhD)
The PhD in Theological Studies prepares students to teach as professors at the collegiate or seminary level. Students can specialize in a track and concentration of their choice. The program includes generous funding for five years of study.
Theology and LatinX Studies (Graduate Certificate)
The Certificate in Theology and LatinX Studies signifies a student’s concentrated development of research and/or practical competencies in Latinx history, theology, and religious culture. The goal of the program is to prepare students for meaningful and effective work in Latinx communities of faith and to explore the rich depth of Latinx religious traditions.
Transactional Skills (Graduate Certificate)
The Transactional Skills graduate certificate allows professionals to advance their skills related to international business law transactions. The program consists of a 12-credit course of instruction.
Urban Affairs (MUA)
The Master of Urban Affairs is designed for students seeking a broad background in urban public policy, community development and service delivery, and the administration of public and private agencies in urban settings. The program provides the theoretical, analytical, and practical foundations for understanding the complexities of the urban environment.
Urban Policy & Planning (Graduate Certificate)
The Urban Policy & Planning graduate certificate provides an in-depth, multidisciplinary perspective on complex twenty-first-century urban issues, including housing and community development, public health, economic and infrastructural management, and environmental sustainability. Students study policy analysis and formulation; urban public financing; comparative planning and development; urban spatial analysis; and the political, legal, social, and economic dimensions of urban development.
Visual & Digital Health Communication (Graduate Certificate)
The Visual & Digital Health Communication graduate certificate prepares students for health marketing and outreach careers through the development of visual and digital storytelling tools. Students learn and apply the fundamental principles of design to the creation of powerful health education and delivery application tools, such as infographics, data visualization graphics, videos, websites, mobile apps, branded content, and social media.
Web Application Development (Graduate Certificate)