Graduate Degree Programs

How Do I Apply?

Thank you for your interest in Boston University’s Metropolitan College. We welcome applications throughout the year. Admission to the College’s degree programs is highly competitive, and each candidate is assessed by the admissions committee based on a range of criteria, including résumé, professional experience, academic transcripts, letters of recommendation and/or references, and a personal statement. Admission decisions are made after a full evaluation of each candidate’s application materials.

You may apply online or by mailing your application materials directly to the department to which you are applying. Graduate Admissions Committees meet on an ongoing basis. Admission is normally granted for September, January, and May of each year.

Apply Online

Complete our online Application for Graduate Admission.

If you are unable to apply online, you may request a paper copy of the application by calling 617-353-6000, sending an email to met@bu.edu, or by contacting the appropriate academic department or program office.

A complete application for admission must include:

  • A completed Application for Graduate Admission
  • Three letters of recommendation. It is required that one be an academic reference if you graduated or engaged in post-graduate education in the past three years.
  • A self-evaluation (short essay discussing your motivation for study)
  • A current résumé
  • Official transcript(s) from each college and graduate school attended
  • A nonrefundable $80 application fee

Standardized Tests

While standardized test scores are not required for admission to programs at Metropolitan College, candidates can strengthen their applications by submitting results of the GRE or GMAT.

  • GRE scores are accepted by all Metropolitan College graduate programs. Use institutional code 3108.
  • GMAT scores are accepted by the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Administrative Sciences, and for the Arts Administration program at Metropolitan College. Select Boston University, then the program to which you are applying.

International Applicants

To allow for processing time, applicants requiring student visas must submit completed application materials and International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) forms at least six weeks prior to the start of the semester.

International applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Score from Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    Note: The ETS TOEFL institution code for Boston University
    Metropolitan College Graduate Programs is 9034.
  • International Student Data Form
  • Authorized financial statement from a bank (original, shown in U.S. dollars)
  • Copy of current I-20 and I-94, both sides (if applicable)
  • Letter of financial support from sponsor (firm, government, parents, etc.)
  • Notarized English translations of all documents not in English

In certain cases, the Admissions Committee may request an applicant to submit official scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).