Why BU?

It’s a great experience. Whether you’re interested in a master’s degree, a doctoral program, or a certificate at Boston University, you’ll join faculty and students who share your passion. Our graduate community is vibrant, with more than 15,000 students, in nearly 400 programs, hailing from more than 130 countries. At Boston University you’re at the forefront of innovation, part of a steadfast commitment to finding interdisciplinary solutions to our world’s most urgent questions.

Enter your future prepared.

Well prepared. BU’s rigorous academic programs consistently rank among the nation’s best. And, this year, we were named among the most innovative national universities by U.S. News & World Report. You’ll study with award-winning faculty, who balance research, professional practice, scholarship, and a deep commitment to students. BU is also one of the world’s foremost research universities with extensive, world-class facilities. It’s a great opportunity to enhance your expertise, hone your analytical abilities, and make you more valuable in the career marketplace.

Our response to COVID-19.

Boston University is committed to establishing modes of academic engagement that will satisfy advanced-degree students in these complex times. To that end, this fall will mark the launch of a new simultaneous in-person and remote hybrid teaching system called Learn from Anywhere (LfA), allowing many students unable to get to Boston by the fall semester, for whatever reason, to still fully participate and be completely up to date when they are able to return. Some programs, including PhD programs and clinical- and practicum-dependent programs, may not be available in the LfA format. For a broader look at the graduate programs’ response, visit our COVID-19 FAQ page, and visit Back2BU for the latest updates and information on BU’s response to COVID-19.

Why study in Boston?

Boston is a global leader in technology, medicine, law, higher education, engineering, finance, business, and many other industries. The metropolitan area pulses with innovation, and BU is poised to maximize collaborative and advancement opportunities with companies and institutions. And talk about work/life balance! Boston is a great place to spend your leisure time. Learn more about living in Boston and we think you’ll agree, there’s no other place like it.

We have the right program for you.

As we mentioned, we have almost 400 graduate programs to choose from, from fine arts to engineering to business to public health. Find yours here.

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Getting a Master’s at BU

What to expect from your experience as a master’s degree candidate.

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Finding Your Program

Take a look at our graduate program offerings to see what’s right for you.

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Our Community

Explore graduate student groups and activities.

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