Online Learning at Boston University
Highly ranked programs. World-class faculty. Flexible format.
Welcome to Boston University’s online programs.
When you learn online at Boston University, you connect to world-class faculty, highly motivated students, supportive staff, and academic programs that provide specialized skills in some of the most competitive industries. Whether pursuing your master’s, completing your bachelor’s, earning a doctoral degree, or seeking a graduate certificate, Boston University’s innovative approach to distance education, deep commitment to online students, and trusted reputation are just a few reasons why Times Higher Education ranked the employability of BU graduates at 6th in the world and 5th in the nation as part of its Global University Employability Ranking 2017.
Become part of the Boston University community—from wherever you are.
Advanced Information Technology
Applied Business Analytics
Computer Information Systems
Curriculum & Teaching
Cybersecurity & Cybercrime
Database Management & Business Intelligence
Enterprise Risk Management
Global Marketing Management
Higher Education Administration
IT Project Management
Medical Information Security & Privacy
Strategic Management in Criminal Justice
Supply Chain Management
Undergraduate Degree Completion Program
Visual & Digital Health Communication
Web Application Development
Online Student Focus
A BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development online student shares her experience in the course Methods in Teaching ESL (TL508).
Connect With Students Across the Globe
Experience the benefits of a global education community and interact with students in countries around the world.
3 programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report
3200 students currently enrolled in online programs at BU
76 countries represented by BU online students
Over 10,000 graduates with BU degrees earned online
Why Choose BU?
For more than 145 years, Boston University has been synonymous with pioneering research, academic innovation, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. Today, BU’s online programs bring that unique experience to students worldwide.
- BU’s award-winning online courses and programs are designed and taught by distinguished University faculty.
- We bring together a diverse community of engaged, mature students.
- Students benefit from the latest interactive technology and unparalleled support.
- Upon graduation, you join BU’s network of over 342,000 alumni worldwide.
A world-class education is within reach—wherever you are. We invite you to explore our online programs.
“The mission of the Office of Distance Education is to enrich and expand Boston University’s online initiatives, delivering an unparalleled distance learning experience to students who demand expert instructional design, state-of-the-art media production, a strong sense of community, and comprehensive academic support resources.”
View all of our Awards & Accreditations.
News & Announcements
October 16, 2018
The developers and faculty of two Boston University online courses were honored... Read More
October 16, 2018
Metropolitan College Senior Instructional Designer Fawn Thompson received an Effective Practices Award... Read More
February 26, 2018
Did you know that all BU students, faculty, and staff have access... Read More