Welcome to Metropolitan College at BU.

State-of-the-art programs to meet evolving workforce needs. Innovative approaches to teaching. Supportive learning environments. Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) connects motivated students from all walks of life to a world-class Boston University education through high-quality part-time programs—evenings on campus and 100% online.

BU MET’s online master’s degrees have ranked among the top 10 since 2014.

US News and World Report Ranking - Best Online Program - Criminal Justice 2023US News and World Report Ranking - Best Online Program - Grad Computer Information Technology 2023US News and World Report Ranking - Best Online Program - Grad Business 2023

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A BU Education Is Within Your Reach

A college education is an investment that pays off. And while financing your studies can be a challenge, we can help you make it a reality. It is surprisingly affordable to earn a Boston University degree when you study part-time or online through MET. We also offer comprehensive financial aid services to help you meet your educational goals. You may qualify for:

  • Federal or private loans
  • Scholarships
  • Graduate assistantships
  • Employer tuition reimbursement
  • Payment plans
  • Veterans benefits

Ready to learn about your options? We are available to help you take the next step.

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MET Makes News

Amid Calls for Massachusetts to Prioritize Prison Education, MET Head Outlines Obstacles

Amid Calls for Massachusetts to Prioritize Prison Education, MET Head Outlines Obstacles

For over 50 years, BU MET has given incarcerated individuals in the Massachusetts prison system the opportunity to pursue personal growth via higher education through its Prison Education Program. Now, a diverse cohort of nonprofit leaders and correctional specialists have called on the incoming administration of Massachusetts Governor-elect Maura Healey to commit to expanding and prioritizing programs of this kind.

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MET in the news podcast

Latest MET Makes Conversation Podcast Highlights Importance of People Skills in Project Management

In the newest episode of MET Makes Conversation, the podcast where the Metropolitan College academic community lends perspectives on the real-world challenges facing their fields, our experts examine the newest trend in the field of project management: namely, the growing importance placed on what the Project Management Institute has dubbed “power” skills, like communication capability, […]

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Federal Grant Will Allow BU MET Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity to Aid in Combatting Online Child Abuse

The US Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has awarded the Boston University Metropolitan College Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (CIC) program a grant of $437,500, dedicated to producing a new training program to support police investigations pertaining to online crimes against children, sex trafficking, cryptocurrency, and the dark web.

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CIC Director Choi: Uber Hack Evidence of Need for Cyber-Vigilance, Training

Professor of the Practice Kyung-shick Choi, Metropolitan College’s director of Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity programs, was interviewed by BU Today to share his thoughts on the recent high-profile data breach of international rideshare company Uber. In the Q&A, Dr. Choi outlined the importance of applied learning, as offered by the programs at MET, in practicing […]

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What's Happening At MET

What’s So Dangerous About a Picture Book?: Book Bans and Queer Resistance in Children’s and YA Literature

Day: Thursday Feb 2nd Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm Zoom Webinar

Banned Books Storytime Marathon!

Day: Thursday Feb 2nd Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground 808 Commonwealth Avenue Brookline, MA 02446

Fuel Up Fridays & First-gen Coaching

Day: Friday Feb 3rd Time: 9:00am - 11:00am Newbury Center, 755 Commonwealth Ave, Suite B18
Careers

Networking for International Students

Day: Monday Feb 6th Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm Yawkey Center for Student Services, 100 Bay State Road
Graduate Admissions

Financing your BU MET Graduate Education (for INTERNATIONAL students)

Day: Wednesday Feb 8th Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Graduate Admissions

Title: Financing your BU MET Graduate Education (for DOMESTIC students)

Day: Wednesday Feb 8th Time: 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Student Events

MET Terrier Basketball Night

Day: Wednesday Feb 8th Time: 7:00pm The Roof - Case Gym, 285 Babcock Street
Student Events

MET Terrier Basketball Night

Day: Wednesday Feb 8th Time: 7:00pm The Roof - Case Gym
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