As increasingly complex technology systems evolve, the world depends more and more upon people who understand how these systems work—as well as those who can continue to develop new software and applications. Interwoven into every industry, technology is integral to libraries, schools, hospitals, transportation, business, technology, science, project management, security, travel, video game design, and many other areas.
Established in 1979, the Department of Computer Science at Metropolitan College (MET) was the first computer science department at Boston University. As leaders in state-of-the-art IT areas including data analytics, cybersecurity, software development, computer networks, computer information systems, financial informatics, digital forensics, and health informatics, BU MET’s world-class computer and information technology programs are driven by exceptional faculty whose scholarly accomplishments and unique industry experience place them among the top of their field.
BU MET offers a broad range of degrees and certificates in the area of information technology , and whether you come to our Boston campus to take class during the evenings , study online, or pursue your education via a balance of on-site and at-home learning, you’ll learn from committed, top-quality faculty with measurable achievements in their fields. A regional and national leader in information security education for almost a decade, our curriculum is certified by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). Plus, we offer the preparation you need to succeed in the industry—whether you want to enhance your career, or change it.
#9 Best Online Master's in Computer Information Technology Programs for Veterans
MET’s online master’s degrees in computer information technology are ranked #9 in the nation for veterans and active-duty service members by U.S. News & World Report for 2021.
Take advantage of a structured pathway to a BS in Computer Science or Management Studies in this program designed especially for individuals who have risen in their profession without having completed their bachelor’s degree.
Become familiar with C++ and Java programming languages, database management, computer networks, operating systems, computer architecture, as well as web languages and software engineering in this self-paced or accelerated major.
Learn to create powerful predictions through modeling and machine learning, and drive critical business decisions using data mining and visualization tools, Python packages, R packages, and a variety of cloud services.
MS in Computer Information Systems, Health Informatics Concentration
The MSCIS concentration in Health Informatics focuses on health electronic applications and data, including their collection, processing, and storage. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
MS in Computer Information Systems, IT Project Management Concentration
The MSCIS concentration in IT Project Management prepares you to lead and manage agile projects in the information technology realm. Accredited by the PMI® Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).
This on-campus degree program builds advanced understanding of software design and ensures proficiency in programming, algorithms, operating systems, databases, software development, and the management of data, networks, or security.
Metropolitan College’s Master of Science in Health Informatics builds expertise in modern health information technology, including health data collection, processing, and storage. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
Improve your software development capabilities and develop an advanced portfolio of software projects through real-world case studies and hands-on projects that meet the ubiquitous, and growing, need for new software.
Gain the skills necessary to become part of a C++ or Java development team, including proficiency in discrete mathematics and algorithms, computer architecture, and the use of common constructs in C++ or Java, including common data structures.
Benefit from an interdisciplinary approach to criminal justice and cybersecurity, ensuring that you develop the competency, practical knowledge, and skills needed to tackle various issues related to cybercrime investigation and cybersecurity.
Develop comprehensive knowledge of digital crime scene investigation through topics such as forensic analysis policy and procedures, forensic analysis tools, data recovery, and investigation, among others.
Explore cybersecurity from IT security policies and system security to digital forensics and investigation, while learning how information is stored in a database and what services are available to protect it.
Learn to assess the IT needs of different organizational levels within an enterprise, gain hands-on experience in various aspects of software design and implementation, and become familiar with systems analysis, web technology, data communications, and database systems.
Medical Information Security & Privacy Graduate Certificate
Examine the functionality, technical infrastructure, and best-practice deployment of healthcare IT—including medical algorithms, electronic health records, privacy and security, and regulations—with emphasis on healthcare data privacy and security concerns.
Advance your software engineering career by gaining in-depth understanding and hands-on practice in how to plan, understand and analyze the requirements, design, implement, test, and deploy high-quality software applications.
PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management
BU MET’s MS in Project Management and MS in Computer Information Systems concentration in IT Project Management are accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).
CAHIIM-Accredited Health Informatics Master’s Degrees
BU MET's MS in Health Informatics and MS in Computer Information Systems concentration in Health Informatics are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).