Welcome to MET Computer Science!
Established 40 years ago, our world-class IT programs are driven by exceptional faculty whose scholarly accomplishments and unique industry experience place them among the top of their field.
We offer full and part time study options with convenient times, locations, and delivery methods to meet not only the needs of dedicated professionals who desire a rigorous but flexible academic environment to support their full time works schedule but also our growing population of international students interested in the BU experience, and in continuing their academic development in computer science and information technology.
We lead a number of state-of-the-art IT areas, such as information security, software development, computer networks, computer information systems, financial informatics, digital forensics, and health informatics. A regional and national leader in information security education for almost a decade, our curriculum is certified by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).
The broad range of backgrounds, interests, and experiences that characterize the Metropolitan College student body is integral to our programs. Students and faculty alike are rewarded by the exchange of ideas and full participation in learning—and to us that is extremely important and valuable. By graduation, our students have the ability to analyze problems more efficiently, and they have a prestigious credential from Boston University—their key to the doors of academia and careers in the industry.
I invite you to join us in navigating the changing landscape of modern information technology—certainly the most exciting and invigorating discipline in which to study, explore, and work.
Anatoly Temkin, Ph.D.
Chairman, Department of Computer Science
Boston University Metropolitan College
Rankings & Awards
In 2022, the MSCIS ranked #9 among the Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs (U.S. News & World Report).
In conjunction with its 2015 National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) presented Boston University with the Platinum Best Practices Award for Distance Learning Programming. The award recognized the Metropolitan College Department of Computer Science online course Introduction to Probability and Statistics (formerly Quantitative Methods for Information Systems).
MET’s master’s degree program in Computer Information Systems (IT Project Management concentration) is accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).
Information Security programs at Metropolitan College are certified by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). Boston University is also recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research.
MET’s master’s degree program in Computer Information Systems (Health Informatics concentration) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).