Boston University Online

by TBS Staff

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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.

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 Accreditation, Approvals, Tuition & Admissions Info

Accreditation and Approvals

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


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.

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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

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