Computer Science & Information Technology Graduate Programs at Boston University’s Metropolitan College
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Computer Science & Information Technology Graduate Programs: Rigorous, Practical, Immersive Learning

Earn a master’s degree and/or graduate certificate from a leading research university with top-ranked programs

  • Evenings on campus
  • Online
  • Part-time or full-time
  • No GRE/GMAT required

With employment growth in the area of computer science and information technology projected at 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, it is time to advance in your career with a master’s degree and/or graduate certificate from Boston University—one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Choose from the following online and on-campus degree programs:

  • Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (on campus, online, and blended)
  • Master of Science in Computer Science (on campus)
  • Master of Science in Software Development (on campus and online)
  • Master of Science in Telecommunication (on campus)

BU's Metropolitan College (MET) has more than thirty years of experience in computer science & IT graduate professional education, offered in flexible evening, online, and blended formats. Because MET is focused on practical, insightful, and adaptable knowledge, the tools and skills you learn at MET today can be immediately applied on the job while remaining relevant, useful, and valuable to your career growth for years to come.

Top Reasons Why You Should Consider BU’s Computer Science & IT Programs

  • MET’s Department of Computer Science was founded in 1979, and has been dedicated to meeting and anticipating the evolving needs of the technology industry with cutting-edge programs ever since.
  • Convenient part-time evening or online formats allow you to balance your education and time with your work/life needs.
  • Faculty are engaged in current research, and have hands-on expertise in high-technology and business industries.
  • Diverse on campus and online classrooms ensure vital connections with other students and professionals from around the world—networks that can open doors.
  • MET offers comprehensive financial assistance services.

Prepare for the Top 10 Technology Jobs

MET’s degree and certificate programs in computer science and IT can prepare you for high-paying jobs that typically have low unemployment rates. U.S. News & World Report ranks the following technology jobs in the top ten:

  1. Computer Systems Analyst
  2. Software Developer
  3. IT Manager
  4. Web Developer
  5. Computer Network Architect
  6. Database Administrator
  7. Information Security Analyst
  8. Computer Support Specialist
  9. Computer Systems Administrator
  10. Computer Programmer

Computer Science & IT Programs

The graduate programs in computer science & IT meet your needs with liberating flexibility, an engaged community, and rigorous academics that offer practical, interactive learning.

Master’s Degree Programs

  • Computer Information Systems Concentrations:
    • Computer Networks
    • Data Analytics
    • Database Management & Business Intelligence
    • Health Informatics
    • IT Project Management
    • Security
    • Web Application Development
  • Computer Science Concentrations:
    • Computer Networks
    • Data Analytics
    • Security
  • Software Development
  • Telecommunication Concentration:
    • Security

Graduate Certificates

  • Advanced Information Technology
  • Computer Networks
  • Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • Database Management & Business Intelligence
  • Digital Forensics
  • Health Informatics
  • Information Security
  • Information Technology
  • IT Project Management
  • Medical Information Security & Privacy
  • Software Engineering
  • Web Application Development

The MSCIS concentration in IT Project Management is accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).


Computer Science & IT degrees are certified by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).


The Health Informatics concentration is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).


As part of Boston University, Metropolitan College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), one of six nationally recognized accrediting agencies.