Current Graduate Students
Bay State Road in Autumn, Showing the IR Department Buildings
The pages in this section offer information and forms for current students in all of the IR master’s degree programs. Specific degree requirements can be found in the Programs section of this website, and progress reports for those programs can be found on the Forms page.
All student advising is done through the Graduate Programs Administrator, Michael Williams, at 152 Bay State Road, Room 225. Students may stop by during office hours or make an advising appointment. To make an appointment, send an email to email@example.com or call 617-353-9349.
During the academic year, the Graduate Program Administrator will hold regular office hours each week, as listed below. Please note that these hours are not observed during the winter break between the Fall and Spring Semester, during spring break, nor during the summer break. During those times of the year, please contact the Graduate Programs Administrator via email or phone to set up a time to meet.
- Monday, 1:00-4:00
- Tuesday, 1:00-4:00
- Thursday, 1:00-4:00
- Friday, 9:30-12:00
IR Department deadlines as well as many other helpful dates are posted on the IR Graduate Student Calendar. Click here to go to the calendar.
There are many graduate level courses offered by the department on a wide variety of topics. Graduate students in the department are allowed to enroll in graduate level courses outside the department with prior approval from the Director of Graduate Studies. Additionally, there are numerous courses from other departments that have been pre-approved for any student to take. Please see the IR Core Requirements page for more information on this and related topics.
A complete list of the graduate level courses offered by the department is available through the Courses pages. Dual level courses (numbered in the 500′s) are open both to graduate students and to upper-class IR major undergraduates. 700 level specialty courses are open to graduate students only. Not all classes are offered every semester. Students will need to consult the Studentlink for a listing of course offerings for a specific semester.
Students may also register for a class through the cross-registration consortium that BU has with several nearby universities. Schools included in this arrangement are: Boston College, Brandeis University, Tufts University (but not the Fletcher School), and Hebrew College. Students may cross-register for no more than one course per semester. More information on cross-registration can be found here.