Metropolitan College

Since 1965, the mission of Metropolitan College (MET) has been to broaden the reach of Boston University. As a laboratory and incubator for new programs, pedagogy, and educational technologies, MET serves as a bridge from BU to the world, ensuring that the resources of a leading research university are accessible to a global community of lifelong learners via flexible, part-time study during the evening on campus and through innovative online and blended formats.

One of Boston University’s degree-granting schools and colleges, BU MET offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate degree and certificate programs led by faculty who combine firsthand industry expertise with relevant scholarly research. Curricula are kept up-to-date, anticipating and reflecting areas of innovation and high growth in industry, helping to close skills gaps, and providing students and working adults with opportunities to advance in their careers and build networks with classmates and industry peers.

Providing both opportunity and flexibility for those who might not otherwise participate in learning at the University, BU MET takes pride in offering relevant, challenging, and rewarding opportunities to diverse populations of students seeking personal, academic, and career growth.

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There are more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs available at BU’s Metropolitan College, along with hundreds of individual courses—all designed for the student who seeks flexible, part-time study options in the evening, fully online, or in blended formats.

Learn more about MET’s programs by attending an admissions event (visit the MET website for dates and times).


Boston University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), one of six nationally recognized accrediting agencies, and is an accredited member of AACSB International―the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

In addition, the college’s MS in Computer Information Systems (IT Project Management concentration) and the MS in Project Management are accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC). The MS programs in Health Informatics and Computer Information Systems (Health Informatics concentration) are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Boston University is recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense and Research. Information Security programs at Metropolitan College are certified by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).