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 24 libraries and over 104 academic centers and institutes. With more than 33,500 students from all 50 states and 140 countries, Boston University is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States.

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Since 1965, Metropolitan College (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.

There are more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs available at MET, 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.

We also offer a range of online programs. ranked Boston University #4 among the 30 best online colleges and MET’s master’s in Computer Information Systems degree concentration in Health Informatics #6 in “The 20 Best Online Master’s in Healthcare Informatics Degree Programs.” In addition, in 2015 U.S. News & World Report ranked MET’s fully online master’s in Computer Information Systems #3 among the Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs (out of 42 programs listed). Of the Best Online Graduate Business Programs, MET’s online master’s degree programs in management ranked #9 out of 127 programs listed. And, in its first comparison of Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs, MET’s online Master of Criminal Justice ranked #2 out of 55 programs listed.

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What are some of the top reasons to study at MET?

World-Class Education

When you enroll at MET, you’ll be getting a top-quality education from a degree-granting college of Boston University—one of the world’s best known and most respected universities.

Career Advancement

MET’s unique programs and degree options provide the specialized knowledge and training you need to achieve success, advance your career, or secure the job you really want.

Personal Enrichment

The excitement of learning is one of the top motivating factors for MET students. Whether you want to earn a degree or simply take a compelling noncredit course, you’ll find many opportunities to satisfy your thirst for knowledge.

Flexibility & Convenience

You don’t have to turn your personal life upside down or put your career on hold to get the education you want. Most classes are held evenings on campus, and there are many online and blended courses. We also offer programs at select military bases. Plus, you choose whether part-time or full-time study is right for you.

Unique, Specialized Programs

We’re proud to offer innovative courses and programs that focus on the most cutting-edge areas of industry, and we’re often adding new courses, certificates, and degree concentrations to our roster. We can help you assess your objectives and suggest programs of study tailored to your specific needs and background—simply contact us or sign up to attend an information session, webinar, or open house. Visit our Info Center for upcoming dates.

Outstanding, Involved Faculty

MET’s accomplished faculty have achieved real-world success to complement their academic credentials and inform their scholarship. As a student here, you benefit from their experience, gaining an understanding of those critical details and unplanned-for situations that are bound to arise in the field—and that may not be examined in more theoretical texts. The benefit to you is that you can apply practical expertise to the concepts you’re learning, which gives you an advantage in the workplace.

Affordable Education & Scholarship Opportunities

Don’t let Boston University’s renown deter you. Tuition at MET is surprisingly affordable, and there are a variety of financial aid and scholarship options to help you pursue the education you seek.