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Overview

Boston University (BU), a non-sectarian university affiliated with the United Methodist Church, has a long history of rigorous academic programs. Founded in 1839, the university has offered online programs since 2002. Taught by world-class faculty, Boston University's online programs feature the same research-driven curriculum as the institution's on-campus courses. The university's innovative approach to distance education consists of courses designed through a collaboration of BU's Distance Education office and faculty members from the university's 17 colleges and schools. Students enrolled in the university's online programs join a network of 3,200 online students from around the world.

STUDENT TESTIMONIAL
I chose to pursue an online degree program in order to attend the best school for my program while living out of state. I am married with a toddler son, so it is very important for me to have flexibility in my educational program, while continuing to work. None of this would be possible with a traditional degree program.
— Jazlyne, W., MA in Art Education, Boston University

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Boston University Online Degrees

Boston University Accreditation, Approvals, Tuition & Admissions Info

Accreditation and Approvals

Boston University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Tuition

Undergraduate tuition -- $384 to $1,593
Graduate tuition -- $609 to $2,860

Admissions and Transfer Info

Freshmen applicants must submit high school transcripts, a guidance counselor recommendation, teacher evaluation and SAT/ACT test scores.

Students applying to the College of Fine Arts also must submit a portfolio or audition.

Additionally, international applicants must submit TOEFL scores and a copy of their passport.

Transfer students must submit applicable college and high school transcripts, and an essay.

BU may offer advanced credit based on exams, including Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate, as well as college courses completed during high school or summer sessions.

Graduate degree admission requirements vary by program, and may include transcripts, recommendations, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, personal statement and GRE test scores.

School Profile

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STUDENT TESTIMONIAL
An online program allows me the flexibility to keep working while also being able to pursue my dreams of becoming a social worker. This program also allows me to find internship opportunities within my local community.
— Asma, N., MSW, Boston University

Online Degrees at the Boston University

Liberal Arts & Humanities

Bachelor Degrees
Undergraduate Degree Completion Program

Master Degrees
Art Education
Social Work --- Ranked #7 Online and Ranked #21 On-Campus

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Business & Management

Master Degrees
Applied Business Analytics
Taxation Law
Applied Business Analytics
Enterprise Risk Management
Financial Management
Concentrations:
International Finance
Investment Analysis
Global Marketing Management
Human Resources --- Ranked #14
Insurance Management
Project Management --- Ranked #3
Supply Chain Management
Concentrations:
Global Business
Logistics Management
Quantitative Approaches

Graduate Certificates
Applied Business Analytics
Corporate Finance
Enterprise Risk Management
Financial Management
Global Marketing Management
International Finance
Investment Analysis
Project Management
Supply Chain Management

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Computers & Technology

Master Degrees
Software Development
Computer Information Systems
Concentrations:
Computer Networks
Data Analytics
Database Management & Business Intelligence
Health Informatics --- Ranked #5
IT Project Management
Security
Web Application Development
Software Development

Graduate Certificates
Advanced Information Technology
Applies Business Analytics
Cybersecurity & Cybercrime
Data Analytics
Database Management & Business Intelligence
Health Informatics
Information Security
Information Technology
IT Project Management
Medical Information Security & Privacy
Web Application Development

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Master Degrees
Criminal Justice
Concentrations:
Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity
Strategic Management

Graduate Certificates
Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity
Strategic Management in Criminal Justice

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Nursing & Healthcare

Master Degrees
Health Communication

Graduate Certificates
Clinical Investigation
Health Informatics
Visual & Digital Health Communication

Doctoral Degrees
Occupational Therapy

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Education & Teaching

Master Degrees
Art Education
Curriculum & Teaching
Higher Education Administration
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Music Education

Graduate Certificates
Music Education

Doctoral Degrees
Music Education

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