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Digital Learning at Boston University

You seek the flexibility of online study, the prestige of a great university,
and an academic credential that is respected worldwide. Look no further.

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A world-class education is within reach, wherever you are

For more than 140 years, Boston University has changed the world with pioneering research, academic innovation, and internationally renowned faculty. Today, BU's digital learning programs bring that unique experience to students around the globe through a process of online learning unequaled anywhere.

  • BU's award-winning online courses and programs are designed and taught by distinguished University faculty.
  • We take pride in a diverse community of engaged, mature students.
  • Our courses use the latest interactive technology, and provide forums for group study and support.
  • Upon graduation, you join BU's network of over 250,000 alumni worldwide.

As recipients of the Sloan Consortium award for Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Education and the U.S. Distance Learning Association award for 21st Century Best Practices, we invite you to explore our online programs—and discover the most trusted model of digital learning in American higher education. In fact, in 2014 BU was ranked #4 among the 30 best online colleges, according to TheBestSchools.org. According to U.S. News & World Report, BU’s online MS in Computer Information Systems ranked #2 in Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs, and online management master’s degrees ranked #8 in Best Online Business Programs (2014).

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Best Online Programs U.S. News & World Reports Graduate Computer Information Technology 2014

Computer Information Systems online masters’ degree ranked #2 by U.S. News & World Report 2014

Best Online Programs U.S. News & World Reports Graduate Business 2014

Online graduate management programs ranked #8 by U.S. News & World Report 2014