BU MET Online Programs Advance in U.S. News Rankings, Place in Top 10 For Eighth Year

Over eight years of U.S. News & World Report rankings, BU’s Metropolitan College (MET) has continued to place highly among the nation’s best online graduate programs. This year, despite unprecedented disruptions in 2020, each program has improved in its standing. MET’s online Master of Science in Criminal Justice advanced one spot to #2 (out of […]

Inaugural Winners of MET’s Urban Grape Wine Studies Award Announced

In June, wine retailers TJ and Hadley Douglas launched the Urban Grape Wine Studies Award for Students of Color, a scholarship designed to nurture professional growth in the field for individuals from communities that have historically been marginalized. In November, Suhayl Ramirez and Amanda Best were named the first two winners of the award. As […]

Criminal Justice Faculty Examine BU Prison Education Program’s Legacy of Social Justice

This past November, MET professors of criminal justice Dr. Mary Ellen Mastrorilli and Dr. Danielle Rousseau were invited to join BU’s Slone Epidemiology Center to lead a midday Brown Bag Seminar focused on MET’s Prison Education Program (PEP), underscoring its legacy as a purposeful effort by BU to champion greater social justice. When activist Elizabeth […]

CIS Alum Sean Donnelly Named to Forbes List for Educational Cybersecurity Work

Sean Donnelly (MET’18), a BU MET Master of Science in Computer Information Systems graduate, was recently named to Forbes’s 30 Under 30 list of entrepreneurs on the rise. The 29-year-old cybersecurity professional was recognized for the contribution to the education space made by his company, Resolvn, which provides clients with guided training to detect and […]

Chef Pépin Shares His Favorite Poem in BU Today

In a BU Today video, renowned chef and television personality Jacques Pépin (Hon.’11) recites his favorite poem, Rimbaud’s “Le Dormeur du Val” (“The Sleeper of the Valley”). The reading is part of the Favorite Poem Project, which was launched in 1997 by former poet laureate Robert Pinsky, a William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor and a […]

Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity Program Gets $430K Department of Justice Grant for Digital Evidence Education

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded a new block of grant funding to the BU Metropolitan College Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (CIC) graduate program, dedicated to aligning the development and refinement of programs in computer forensics and digital evidence with the emerging and ongoing needs of law enforcement agencies. With Associate Dean for […]

Desire to Protect Vulnerable Youth Motivates Cybersecurity Student

Rossana De Gaspari, a student in MET’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice program, is featured as part of the Boston Globe’s “Aging Strong” series, which spotlights the achievements of those who continue to set ambitious, fulfilling goals as they get older. De Gaspari, a former school teacher who began to pursue her advanced education […]

Supernatural Scholar Dishes on 2020’s Lunar, Timely, Scary Halloween

As author of “Supernatural, Humanity, and the Soul: On the Highway to Hell and Back,” Dr. Regina Hansen is an expert on all matters of Halloween, from its pagan origins through its modern celebration as a community candy swap. Dr. Hansen, faculty coordinator of the Metropolitan College online Undergraduate Degree Completion Program (UDCP) and a […]