Thank you for your interest in Boston University’s Metropolitan College. MET offers rolling admission for all degree and certificate programs, normally granted for September, January, and May of each year, with additional starts in October, March, and July for most online programs. Graduate Admissions Committees meet on an ongoing basis and admission decisions are made after a full evaluation of each candidate’s application materials.

If you have any questions, you can schedule an appointment to speak directly with an admissions advisor about MET’s programs and application requirements, or connect with a current student or alum to chat about their program experience.

Spring, Summer & Fall 2024 Applicants

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Application Deadlines

Term Application Deadline Start Date
Summer 1 2024 April 1, 2024
(domestic & online applicants)*
February 15, 2024
(international on-campus applicants)
May 7, 2024
(online)
May 21, 2024
(on campus)
Summer 2 2024 June 1, 2024 July 1, 2024
(on campus)
July 2, 2024
(online)
Fall 2024 August 1, 2024
(domestic & online applicants)
June 1, 2024
(international on-campus applicants)
September 3, 2024
(on campus and online)
Fall 2 2024 October 1, 2024 October 29, 2024
(online)

* Metropolitan College is still accepting applications from domestic on-campus applicants for entry to the Summer 1 semester.

Application Requirements

Applicants to master’s degree and graduate certificate programs must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution prior to enrollment.

Requirements for Complete Application for Admission

  • Transcript(s) from each college and graduate school attended. Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to your application. Official electronic transcripts will be required upon enrollment.
  • A current résumé/CV.
  • English proficiency exam (for international students): international students should review the English proficiency section of our international application page.
  • Application fee:
    • On-campus programs—a nonrefundable $85 for master’s degree applications and $25 for graduate certificate applications. Qualifying graduate applicants may be eligible for a fee waiver.
    • Online programs—no application fee.

Letters of recommendation are not required for master’s and graduate certificate programs except for the following programs:

  • One letter required:
    • MS in Administrative Studies, Innovation & Technology
    • MS in Applied Business Analytics
    • MS in Enterprise Risk Management
    • MS in Financial Management
    • MS in Global Marketing Management
    • MS in Insurance Management
    • MS in Project Management
    • MS in Supply Chain Management
  • Two letters required:
    • MA in Gastronomy
    • Master of City Planning
    • Master of Urban Affairs

Please note, GRE/GMAT exams are not required for admission to graduate programs at Metropolitan College.

International students should refer to the international student application page to learn more about English proficiency requirements, international transcript instructions, and steps needed to complete the application process.

Having trouble accessing the application? We recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox, our preferred browsers. If you are still having issues, please contact our technical support at 857-304-2008 or via email.

Request to Defer Graduate Admission

Admitted students may defer their admission for up to one full year from their term of admission. More information and the Graduate Admission Deferral Request form may be found here.

Contact Information for Graduate Program Applicants

Applicants should contact their department directly for academic questions using the information below.

Actuarial Science
Phone: 617-353-9185
Email: actuary@bu.edu
Administrative Sciences/Management Programs
(Includes Administrative Studies, Innovation & Technology; Applied Business Analytics; Enterprise Risk Management; Financial Management; Global Marketing Management; Insurance Management; Project Management; Supply Chain Management)
Phone: 617-358-8162
Email: adsadmissions@bu.edu
Advertising
Phone: 617-358-5643
Email: metad@bu.edu
Computer Science / IT Programs
(Includes Applied Data Analytics, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Health Informatics, Software Development)
Phone: 617-353-6004
Email: csadmissions@bu.edu
Arts Administration
(Includes Commercial Theater Development, Fundraising Management)
Phone: 617-358-8162
Email: apssadmissions@bu.edu
Applied Social Science Programs
(Includes City Planning, Criminal Justice, Gastronomy, Urban Affairs)
Phone: 617-358-8162
Email: apssadmissions@bu.edu
Health Communication
Phone: 617-358-5643
Email: metmshc@bu.edu

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Before getting started, we recommend you speak with an admissions advisor. Our advisors can answer questions you may have about our programs and the application process.

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