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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 2022US News and World Report Ranking - Best Online Program - Grad Computer Information Technology 2022US News and World Report Ranking - Best Online Program - Grad Business 2022

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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

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Distinguished Alum Peter Raimondi (MET’80) to Deliver BU MET’s 2022 Commencement Address Featured

Distinguished Alum Peter Raimondi (MET’80) to Deliver BU MET’s 2022 Commencement Address

Peter Raimondi, Esq. (MET’80, LAW’83), a titan of the wealth management industry and long-time member of the Metropolitan College (MET) Dean's Advisory Board will deliver an address to graduates at MET's Convocation Ceremony during BU's 2022 Commencement Weekend. Since earning his BLA in Interdisciplinary Studies at MET, Raimondi has remained an active and supportive member […]

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Applied Business Analytics Graduate Student Danielle Song Wins Poster Award at Northeast Decision Science Conference Featured

Applied Business Analytics Graduate Student Danielle Song Wins Poster Award at Northeast Decision Science Conference

On April 8, 2022. Danielle Song, who is earning her MS in Applied Business Analytics at BU’s Metropolitan College, won the best graduate student poster award at the 52nd Northeast Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI) conference, held in Newark, New Jersey. With a poster entitled, “MBTA Winter Storm Planning: Slick Road Prediction Model,” Danielle focused her […]

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New Research from MET Economics Professor Makes Case for Reinventing Money through Centralized Digital Currency

As faculty research fellow for BU’s Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, economist and MET Visiting Professor of the Practice James Stodder focuses his research on the enduring value of bartering and the countercyclical effectiveness of community-based digital currencies (CBDCs), such as Massachusetts’ BerkShares. In vital new research featured in […]

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Administrative Sciences Chair Offers Finance Tips for Rookie Investors Featured

Administrative Sciences Chair Offers Finance Tips for Rookie Investors

Dr. Irena Vodenska—professor of finance, director of the MS in Financial Management (MSFM) program, and chair of the Department of Administrative Sciences at BU MET—lent her professional and academic expertise to The Ascent, weighing in with tips for first-time investors, clearing up common misconceptions around stock trading, and providing guidance for how consumers should decide […]

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MET Computer Science and Distance Education Authors Team Up for a Second Book

Hot on the heels of Best Practices for Administering Online Programs (New York: Routledge, 2021), three BU Metropolitan College coauthors have regrouped to produce another book: Winning Online Instruction: A Q&A for Higher Education Faculty (New York: Routledge, 2022) Dr. Dan Hillman, associate director of instructional design for BU MET’s Office of Distance Education; Dr. […]

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Arts Administration Students Team with Nonprofit on Capital Campaign Development

Students in the BU Metropolitan College Arts Administration course Capital Campaigns (MET AR 711) are getting valuable hands-on experience working with the nonprofit Manship Artist Residency + Studios (MARS) to develop an anticipated capital campaign to further MARS’ historic preservation efforts. The course, led by fundraising expert Mary Doorley Simboski, ACFRE, is part of the […]

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Cultivating Trust, Transparency the Key to Ethical Fundraising, Lecturer Says Featured

Cultivating Trust, Transparency the Key to Ethical Fundraising, Lecturer Says

As managing director of a leading fundraising and social impact consulting firm, lecturer Mary Doorley-Simboski understands how vital it is to maintain total integrity in nonprofit development, especially given the ongoing concern of donor skepticism. As she teaches in her course, Capital Campaigns (MET AR 711), a core component to the Fundraising Management Graduate Certificate […]

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What's Happening At MET

Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions Webinar

Day: Wednesday May 25th Time: 1:00pm - 1:30pm Online

Reviving the Fierce Urgency of Now: Commemorating George Floyd and Reflecting on Racial Justice in America

Day: Wednesday May 25th Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm Zoom
Alumni Events Careers Lectures & Seminars Student Events

2022 International White Hat Conference—Day 1

Day: Wednesday Jun 1st Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm Online
Alumni Events Careers Lectures & Seminars Student Events

2022 International White Hat Conference—Day 2

Day: Thursday Jun 2nd Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm Online
Graduate Admissions

The Inside Scoop: Tips for Submitting Your Graduate Admissions Application

Day: Thursday Jun 9th Time: 10:30am - 11:15am Online
Graduate Admissions

Financing your BU MET Graduate Education (for INTERNATIONAL students)

Day: Thursday Jun 16th Time: 10:00am - 10:30am Online
Graduate Admissions

Financing your BU MET Graduate Education (for DOMESTIC students)

Day: Thursday Jun 16th Time: 2:00pm - 2:45pm Online
Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions Webinar

Day: Thursday Jun 23rd Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm Online
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