Online Learning at Boston University

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Explore Online Learning at BU

Welcome to Boston University’s online programs.

  • Best Online Programs Grad Business 2017
  • Best Online Programs Grad Computer Information Technology 2017
  • Best Online Programs Grad Criminal Justice 2017

Since 2002, BU has been offering award-winning online learning programs that enable students worldwide to pursue their educational goals and earn a college degree from Boston University.

When you learn online at Boston University, you connect to world-class faculty, highly motivated students, supportive staff, and academic programs that provide specialized skills in some of the most competitive industries. Whether pursuing your master’s, completing your bachelor’s, earning a doctoral degree, or seeking a graduate certificate, Boston University’s innovative approach to distance education, deep commitment to online students, and trusted reputation are just a few reasons why Times Higher Education ranked the employability of BU graduates at 11th in the world and 7th in the nation as part of its Global University Employability Ranking 2016.

Become part of the Boston University community—from wherever you are.

Advanced Information Technology

Advanced Information Technology

Applied Business Analytics

Applied Business Analytics

Art Education

Art Education

Clinical Investigation

Clinical Investigation

Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems

Computer Networks

Computer Networks

Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Curriculum & Teaching

Curriculum & Teaching

Cybersecurity & Cybercrime

Cybersecurity & Cybercrime

Data Analytics

Data Analytics

Database Management & Business Intelligence

Database Management & Business Intelligence

Enterprise Risk Management

Enterprise Risk Management

Financial Management

Financial Management

Global Business

Global Business

Global Marketing Management

Global Marketing Management

Health Communication

Health Communication

Health Informatics

Health Informatics

Higher Education Administration

Higher Education Administration

Information Security

Information Security

Information Technology

Information Technology

IT Project Management

IT Project Management

Insurance Management

Insurance Management

International Finance

International Finance

Investment Analysis

Investment Analysis

Logistics Management

Logistics Management

Medical Information Security

Medical Information Security & Privacy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Project Management

Project Management

Quantitative Approaches

Quantitative Approaches

Social Work

Social Work

Software Development

Software Development

Strategic Management in Criminal Justice

Strategic Management in Criminal Justice

Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

Taxation Law

Taxation Law

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Undergraduate Degree Completion Program

Undergraduate Degree Completion Program

Visual & Digital Health Communication

Visual & Digital Health Communication

Web Application Development

Web Application Development

Online Student Experiences


Cristiane Soares shares her thoughts on earning her Master of Criminal Justice online at Boston University.

Connect With Students Across the Globe

Experience the benefits of a global education community and interact with students in countries around the world.

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3 programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report

3200 students currently enrolled  in online programs at BU

76 countries represented by BU online students

mortarboard-white9450 graduates with BU degrees earned online

Why Choose BU?

For more than 145 years, Boston University has been synonymous with pioneering research, academic innovation, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. Today, BU’s online programs bring that unique experience to students worldwide.

  • BU’s award-winning online courses and programs are designed and taught by distinguished University faculty.
  • We bring together a diverse community of engaged, mature students.
  • Students benefit from the latest interactive technology and unparalleled support.
  • Upon graduation, you join BU’s network of over 342,000 alumni worldwide.

A world-class education is within reach—wherever you are. We invite you to explore our online programs.

“Our mission is to enrich and expand Boston University’s online initiatives, delivering an unparalleled distance learning experience to students who demand expert instructional design, state-of-the-art media production, a strong sense of community, and comprehensive academic support resources.”

  • USDLA Platinum Award 2016
  • USDLA Platinum Award 2015
  • Blackboard Catalyst Award

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