Course Waivers

In order to facilitate the learning process for members of the military community, Boston University recognizes certain academic and professional experience for military students enrolled in the graduate degree and certificate programs.

Waiver of Courses

Boston University degree candidates who within the previous five years have had a strong undergraduate preparation in certain course subjects may waive designated courses. An examination may be required.

Candidates who fail to request the waiver within the first term, either as special students requesting degree candidacy or as degree candidates, forfeit their opportunity for further consideration.

A waiver does not alter the master’s degree requirement for 40 credit hours of coursework for graduation. Students must meet this requirement by substituting other courses in consultation with the program director.

Waiver for Credits Earned at Defense Acquisitions University (DAU)

Metropolitan College maintains a partnership with the DAU that allows for a course waiver toward: the online Graduate Certificate in Project Management or the online Master of Science in Project Management. Matriculated students at Metropolitan College may apply one DAU course of three graduate credits or more (as recommended by the American Council on Education) toward requirements for these programs.

Waiver for Successful Completion of the Project Management Institute’s PMP® Certification Examination

Students who have successfully passed the PMP® Certification Examination offered by the Project Management Institute may be eligible to receive a course waiver for MET AD 642.