Boston University & Metropolitan College

Founded in 1839, Boston University today is internationally recognized as a top institution of higher learning and research. The University’s 17 schools and colleges offer more than 250 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and special degree programs, along with the resources of 23 libraries and over 104 academic centers and institutes. With more than 32,500 students from all 50 states and 140 countries, Boston University is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States.

For half a century, the Metropolitan College (MET) mission has been to broaden the reach of BU—ensuring that the resources of a leading research university are accessible to the community and the world via part-time study during the evening or through innovative online and blended programs. Since 1965, MET has offered part-time, full-time, and international students a remarkable range of choices for study to help enrich their lives and advance their careers. Today, the College hosts more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, along with hundreds of individual courses—all designed for the student who seeks a more creative, flexible setting, whether that means part-time study, evening classes, or convenient locations.

MET also offers a range of highly regarded online placed MET’s Computer Information Systems master’s degree concentration in Health Informatics at #5 among The 30 Best Online Master’s in Healthcare Informatics Degree Programs, while ranking Boston University #4 among the 100 best online colleges. MET online programs are also highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs Rankings

2018 U.S. News & World Report ranked the master’s in Criminal Justice #2 among the nation’s Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs.

2018 U.S. News & World Report ranked the master’s in Computer Information Systems #6 among the nation’s Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs.

2018 U.S. News & World Report ranked the online master’s programs in management #9 among the nation’s Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA).

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