Boston University & Metropolitan College

Founded in 1839, Boston University today is internationally recognized as a top institution of higher learning and research. The University’s 17 schools and colleges offer more than 250 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and special degree programs, along with the resources of 23 libraries and over 104 academic centers and institutes. With more than 32,500 students from all 50 states and 140 countries, Boston University is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States.

For half a century, the Metropolitan College (MET) mission has been to broaden the reach of BU—ensuring that the resources of a leading research university are accessible to the community and the world via part-time study during the evening or through innovative online and blended programs. Since 1965, MET has offered part-time, full-time, and international students a remarkable range of choices for study to help enrich their lives and advance their careers. Today, the College hosts more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, along with hundreds of individual courses—all designed for the student who seeks a more creative, flexible setting, whether that means part-time study, evening classes, or convenient locations.

MET also offers a range of highly regarded online placed MET’s Computer Information Systems master’s degree concentration in Health Informatics at #5 among The 30 Best Online Master’s in Healthcare Informatics Degree Programs, while ranking Boston University #4 among the 100 best online colleges. MET online programs are also highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs Rankings

2018 U.S. News & World Report ranked the master’s in Criminal Justice #2 among the nation’s Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs.

2018 U.S. News & World Report ranked the master’s in Computer Information Systems #6 among the nation’s Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs.

2018 U.S. News & World Report ranked the online master’s programs in management #9 among the nation’s Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA).

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What are some of the top reasons to study at MET?

When you enroll at MET, you’ll be getting a top-quality education from a degree-granting college of Boston University—one of the world’s best known and most respected universities.

Boston University is ranked #6 globally and #5 in the U.S. for graduate employability by Times Higher Education. A résumé with a BU credential is one of your most valuable resources in a competitive job market. MET’s unique programs and degree options provide the specialized knowledge and training you need to achieve success, advance your career, or secure the job you really want.

The excitement of learning is one of the top motivating factors for MET students. Whether you want to earn a degree or simply take a compelling noncredit course, you’ll find many opportunities to satisfy your thirst for knowledge.

You don’t have to turn your personal life upside down or put your career on hold to get the education you want. Most classes are held evenings on campus, and there are many online and blended courses. We also offer programs at select military bases. Plus, you choose whether part-time or full-time study is right for you.

We’re proud to offer innovative courses and programs that focus on the most cutting-edge areas of industry, and we’re often adding new courses, certificates, and degree concentrations to our roster. We can help you assess your objectives and suggest programs of study tailored to your specific needs and background—simply contact us or sign up to attend an information session, webinar, or open house. Visit our Info Center for upcoming dates.

MET’s accomplished faculty have achieved real-world success to complement their academic credentials and inform their scholarship. As a student here, you benefit from their experience, gaining an understanding of those critical details and unplanned-for situations that are bound to arise in the field—and that may not be examined in more theoretical texts. The benefit to you is that you can apply practical expertise to the concepts you’re learning, which gives you an advantage in the workplace.

Don’t let Boston University’s renown deter you. Tuition at MET is surprisingly affordable, and there are a variety of financial aid and scholarship options to help you pursue the education you seek.