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.

U.S. News and World Report Ranking - Best Online Program - Criminal Justice 2024U.S. News and World Report Ranking - Best Online Program - Grad Information Technology 2024U.S. News and World Report Ranking - Best Online Program - Grad Business 2024

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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

As 2024 Pardee Fellows, Three MET Professors to Conduct Trauma-Informed Climate Resilience Research

Metropolitan College Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Danielle Rousseau, Associate Professor of the Practice of City Planning & Urban Affairs Luis E. Santiago, and Assistant Professor of Applied Social Sciences Yeşim Sungu-Eryilmaz have each been named 2024 Faculty Research Fellows by BU’s Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.

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This Memorial Day, BU Honors Fallen Alums

This Memorial Day, BU remembers military veterans who have fallen while in service—including Marine Major Megan McClung (MET’06), who completed her master’s degree in criminal justice online at MET while deployed in Iraq. She was killed while supporting combat operations on December 6, 2006. In her memory, Megan’s parents established the Megan McClung Memorial Scholarship for students undertaking the online Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree program.

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What's Happening At MET

Lectures & Seminars Research

Project Management in Practice Conference 2024 (Day 1)

Day: Friday Jun 14th Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm 665 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215
Lectures & Seminars Research

Project Management in Practice Conference 2024 (Day 2)

Day: Saturday Jun 15th Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm 665 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215
Careers Student Events

Let’s Talk About Your Internship & Job Search

Day: Monday Jun 17th Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm Online
Careers Student Events

Let’s Talk About Your Resume/Cover Letter

Day: Tuesday Jun 25th Time: 10:00am - 11:00am Online
Undergraduate Admissions

Bachelor’s Degree Completion Webinar

Day: Tuesday Jun 25th Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Graduate Admissions

Financing your BU MET Graduate Education (for INTERNATIONAL students)

Day: Wednesday Jun 26th Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
Graduate Admissions

Financing your BU MET Graduate Education (for DOMESTIC students)

Day: Wednesday Jun 26th Time: 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Lectures & Seminars Research

2024 International White Hat Conference (Day 1)

Day: Thursday Jun 27th Time: All Day Pangyo Startup Zone Conference, 46 Gwonjung-ro, Gwonseon-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do (Gwonseon-dong) 16556
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