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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.

U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs - Graduate Computer Information Technology 2022

#9, Best Online Master's in Computer Information Technology Programs

MET’s online master’s degrees in computer information technology are ranked #9 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2022.

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A National Center of Academic Excellence

Boston University has been designated a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense and Research by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. Our information security programs are certified by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).

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PMI Global Accreditation Center (GAC) for Project Management

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).

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CAHIIM Accredited Program Badge

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).

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December 9th, 2022 at: 10:00am

Computer Research Seminar Series: "Securing the Next Billion Consumer Devices on the Edge"


December 13th, 2022 at: 12:30pm - 1:15pm

BU Employee Information Session


December 14th, 2022 at: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Evening Graduate Information Session