Tuition & Fees

Boston University Online Program Tuition Rates

For online students enrolling at Boston University, there is a fall semester (September through December, comprising both Fall 1 and Fall 2 online sessions), a spring semester (January through May, comprising both Spring 1 and Spring 2 online sessions), and a Summer 1 semester and a Summer 2 semester. Online students who study on a part-time basis each semester or during Summer Term (undergraduate: 1-12 credits; graduate: 1-11.5 credits) are charged the University’s online per-credit tuition and fee charges as noted. Online students who exceed these per-semester credit limits will be charged the University’s full-time tuition rates. Full-time students may not be charged the student services fee for certain semesters. Please note, when dropping a course the $60 student services fee may be non-refundable depending on when the course is dropped.

Cost/Credit Hour* Technology Fee/Credit Hour** Student Services Fee/Semester
College of Fine Arts – School of Music – Master & Doctor in Music Education
$825 $60 $60
College of Fine Arts – School of Visual Arts – Master of Arts in Art Education
$825 $60 $60
Graduate Medical School – Graduate Certificate in Clinical Investigation
$985 $60 $60
Graduate Medical School – Undergraduate Genetics Courses
$465 $60 $60
Metropolitan College – Undergraduate Degree Completion Program
$465 $60 $60
Metropolitan College – Master of Criminal Justice
$880 $60 $60
Metropolitan College – Master of Science in (Specialty) Management
$880* $60 $60
Metropolitan College – Master of Science in Computer Information Systems
$880* $60 $60
Metropolitan College – Master of Science in Health Communication
$880 $60 $60
Metropolitan College – Master of Science in Software Development
$880* $60 $60
Metropolitan College – Virtual Gastronomy
$880 $60 $60
School of Social Work – Master of Social Work
$825 $60 $60
Sargent College – Doctor of Occupational Therapy
$895 (after scholarship) $60 $60

*Metropolitan College graduate courses numbered 100-599 have a per credit tuition rate of $465.

Cost/Credit Hour* Technology Fee/Credit Hour** Student Services Fee/Semester
College of Fine Arts – School of Music – Master & Doctor in Music Education
$797 $60 $60
College of Fine Arts – School of Visual Arts – Master of Arts in Art Education
$797 $60 $60
Graduate Medical School – Graduate Certificate in Clinical Investigation
$925 $60 $60
Graduate Medical School – Undergraduate Genetics Courses
$415 $60 $60
Metropolitan College – Undergraduate Degree Completion Program
$450 $60 $60
Metropolitan College – Master of Criminal Justice
$860 $60 $60
Metropolitan College – Master of Science in (Specialty) Management
$860* $60 $60
Metropolitan College – Master of Science in Computer Information Systems
$860* $60 $60
Metropolitan College – Master of Science in Health Communication
$860 $60 $60
Metropolitan College – Master of Science in Software Development
$860* $60 $60
Metropolitan College – Virtual Gastronomy
$860 $60 $60
School of Law – Graduate Tax Program (LLM in Taxation)
$2,167 $60 $60
School of Law – Executive (LLM)
$2,860 $60 $60
School of Social Work – Master of Social Work
$785 $60 $60
Sargent College – Doctor of Occupational Therapy
$895 (after scholarship) $60 $60

*Metropolitan College graduate courses numbered 100-599 have a per credit tuition rate of $450.

Cost/Credit Hour* Technology Fee/Credit Hour** Student Services Fee/Semester
College of Fine Arts – School of Music – Master & Doctor in Music Education
$768 $60 $60
College of Fine Arts – School of Visual Arts – Master of Arts in Art Education
$768 $60 $60
Graduate Medical School – Graduate Certificate in Clinical Investigation
$925 $60 $60
Graduate Medical School – Undergraduate Genetics Courses
$415 $60 $60
Metropolitan College – Undergraduate Degree Completion Program
$435 $60 $60
Metropolitan College – Master of Criminal Justice
$830 $60 $60
Metropolitan College – Master of Science in (Specialty) Management
$830* $60 $60
Metropolitan College – Master of Science in Computer Information Systems
$830* $60 $60
Metropolitan College – Master of Science in Health Communication
$830 $60 $60
Metropolitan College – Master of Science in Software Development
$830* $60 $60
Metropolitan College – Virtual Gastronomy
$830 $60 $60
School of Law – Graduate Tax Program (LLM in Taxation)
$2,083 $60 $60
School of Law – Executive (LLM)
$2,750 $60 $60
School of Social Work – Master of Social Work
$750 $60 $60
Sargent College – Doctor of Occupational Therapy
$895 (after scholarship) $60 $60

*Metropolitan College graduate courses numbered 100-599 have a per credit tuition rate of $435.

 

**Note: A technology fee is assigned to most online courses at Boston University. It is used to help support the technology associated with the online course environment.