Boston University Graduate Programs

Boston University is a Private, 4 years school located in Boston, MA. BU offers total 271 graduate programs through Master's, Doctorate, Post-graduate certificate degree/programs.

  • Graduate Tuition & fees: $57,666
  • Graduate Students: 16,142
  • Graduate Programs: 271

BU Graduate Programs Overview

Boston University (referred to as BU) is a Private, 4 years school located in Boston, MA. BU offers total 271 graduate programs through Master's, Doctorate, Post-graduate certificate degree/programs.
The 2020 graduate tuition & fees at Boston University is $57,666 when a student attends full-time status. The tuition per credit hour is $1,710 for part-time students or overloaded credits. Total 16,142 students have enrolled in graduate programs where the school has total population of 32,718 with undergraduate students.
BU 2020 Graduate Programs Key Facts
Tuition & Fees$57,666
Costs per Credit$1,710
Graduate Students16,142
Graduate Programs271 programs
Offered Graduate DegreeMaster's, Doctorate, Post-graduate certificate

Who Accredits Boston University

Boston University is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education (12/1/1929 - Current).

Graduate Degree & Major Programs, Number of Completers

Boston University graduate schools offers 271 major programs and 25 programs are available on distance learning. Last year, total 6,189 students have earned their graduate degrees/certificate at BU. Next tables summarize the offered graduate major programs and its sub-programs at BU with number of completers.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Architecture [+] 1 program 16
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning1 program 16
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 3 programs 8
Latin American Studies1 program 4
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)1 program 3
African-American/Black Studies1 program 1
Communication and Journalism [+] 8 programs (1 online)277
Communication1 program 22
Journalism1 program 46
Journalism (other)1 program 26
Radio and Television1 program 23
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia1 program 35
Public Relations/Image Management1 program 48
Advertising1 program 52
Health Communication1 program (1 online)25
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 6 programs (3 online)448
Information Science/Studies1 program (1 online)329
Computer Science1 program (1 online)104
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration1 program 3
Computer Software and Media Applications (other)1 program (1 online)10
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications1 program 0
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance1 program 2
Personal And Culinary Services [+] 1 program 30
Culinary Arts and Related Services (other)1 program 30
Education [+] 20 programs (3 online)483
Curriculum and Instruction1 program (1 online)108
Educational Leadership and Administration1 program 68
Special Education and Teaching1 program 19
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness1 program 10
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services1 program 22
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (other)1 program 3
Elementary Education and Teaching1 program 3
Early Childhood Education and Teaching1 program 7
Art Teacher Education1 program (1 online)53
English/Language Arts Teacher Education1 program 11
Foreign Language Teacher Education1 program 2
Health Teacher Education1 program 1
Mathematics Teacher Education1 program 18
Music Teacher Education1 program (1 online)97
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1 program 2
Reading Teacher Education1 program 10
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education1 program 8
Social Studies Teacher Education1 program 12
Drama and Dance Teacher Education1 program 2
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor1 program 27
Engineering [+] 7 programs 322
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering1 program 60
Computer Engineering1 program 36
Electrical and Electronics Engineering1 program 88
Materials Engineering1 program 22
Mechanical Engineering1 program 91
Systems Engineering1 program 13
Manufacturing Engineering1 program 12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 3 programs 14
Linguistics1 program 10
French Language and Literature1 program 2
Spanish Language and Literature1 program 2
Legal Studies [+] 5 programs (2 online)262
Programs for Foreign Lawyers1 program 120
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law1 program 52
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law1 program (1 online)5
Tax Law/Taxation1 program (1 online)82
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (other)1 program 3
English Language And Literature [+] 3 programs 33
English Language and Literature1 program 16
Creative Writing1 program 17
English Language and Literature/Letters (other)1 program 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 13 programs 367
Biology/Biological Sciences1 program 2
Biochemistry1 program 0
Anatomy1 program 5
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences (other)1 program 3
Microbiology1 program 1
Physiology1 program 2
Pathology/Experimental Pathology1 program 4
Biostatistics1 program 23
Bioinformatics1 program 18
Biotechnology1 program 20
Epidemiology1 program 123
Neuroscience1 program 0
Biological and Biomedical Sciences (other)1 program 166
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 3 programs 148
Mathematics1 program 9
Financial Mathematics1 program 103
Statistics1 program 36
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 5 programs 73
Systems Science and Theory1 program 25
Historic Preservation and Conservation1 program 5
Nutrition Sciences1 program 35
Ancient Studies/Civilization1 program 2
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)1 program 6
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 2 programs 9
Philosophy1 program 6
Religion/Religious Studies1 program 3
Theology And Religious Vocations [+] 4 programs 73
Bible/Biblical Studies1 program 1
Religious/Sacred Music1 program 2
Theology/Theological Studies1 program 69
Divinity/Ministry1 program 1
Physical Sciences [+] 4 programs 25
Astronomy1 program 3
Chemistry1 program 14
Geology/Earth Science1 program 2
Physics1 program 6
Psychology [+] 4 programs 89
Psychology1 program 32
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics1 program 5
Clinical Psychology1 program 33
Applied Psychology1 program 19
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] 3 programs (1 online)197
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration1 program 16
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies1 program (1 online)149
Forensic Science and Technology1 program 32
Human Services [+] 2 programs (1 online)267
Public Administration1 program 38
Social Work1 program (1 online)229
Social Sciences [+] 13 programs 232
Social Sciences1 program 15
Anthropology1 program 1
Anthropology (other)1 program 5
Archeology1 program 5
Economics1 program 64
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics1 program 76
Development Economics and International Development1 program 11
Economics (other)1 program 0
Geography1 program 3
International Relations and Affairs1 program 32
Political Science and Government1 program 10
Sociology1 program 1
Urban Studies/Affairs1 program 9
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 15 programs 158
Graphic Design1 program 21
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology1 program 13
Playwriting and Screenwriting1 program 1
Directing and Theatrical Production1 program 2
Cinematography and Film/Video Production1 program 2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1 program 6
Painting1 program 11
Sculpture1 program 4
Music Performance1 program 50
Music Theory and Composition1 program 4
Musicology and Ethnomusicology1 program 1
Conducting1 program 0
Keyboard Instruments1 program 3
Fine and Studio Arts Management1 program 40
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management1 program 0
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 21 programs 538
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist1 program 53
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology1 program 4
Endodontics/Endodontology1 program 5
Orthodontics/Orthodontology1 program 6
Periodontics/Periodontology1 program 5
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology1 program 5
Health/Health Care Administration/Management1 program 135
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer1 program 19
Athletic Training/Trainer1 program 3
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs (other)1 program 40
Medical Scientist1 program 5
Genetic Counseling/Counselor1 program 10
Public Health1 program 4
Environmental Health1 program 9
Public Health Education and Promotion1 program 43
Maternal and Child Health1 program 17
Health Services Administration1 program 76
Public Health (other)1 program 8
Occupational Therapy/Therapist1 program 57
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (other)1 program 2
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)1 program 32
Business [+] 14 programs (9 online)914
Business Administration and Management1 program (1 online)439
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management1 program 7
Business Administration, Management and Operations (other)1 program (1 online)152
Finance1 program (1 online)39
Banking and Financial Support Services1 program (1 online)23
Hospitality Administration/Management1 program 29
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration1 program 0
Management Science1 program 37
Business Statistics1 program (1 online)8
Actuarial Science1 program 42
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)1 program (1 online)8
International Marketing1 program (1 online)40
Insurance1 program (1 online)22
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services (other)1 program (1 online)68
History [+] 1 programs 1
History1 program 1
Total161 programs (20 online)4,984
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 1 program 3
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)1 program 3
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 1 program 8
Computer Science1 program 8
Education [+] 5 programs (1 online)44
Curriculum and Instruction1 program 6
Educational Leadership and Administration1 program 9
Special Education and Teaching1 program 2
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (other)1 program 5
Music Teacher Education1 program (1 online)22
Engineering [+] 6 programs 55
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering1 program 22
Computer Engineering1 program 4
Electrical and Electronics Engineering1 program 11
Materials Engineering1 program 6
Mechanical Engineering1 program 8
Systems Engineering1 program 4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 2 programs 5
French Language and Literature1 program 3
Spanish Language and Literature1 program 2
English Language And Literature [+] 2 programs 10
English Language and Literature1 program 6
English Language and Literature/Letters (other)1 program 4
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 19 programs 71
Biology/Biological Sciences1 program 11
Biochemistry1 program 2
Biophysics1 program 1
Molecular Biology1 program 2
Anatomy1 program 4
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology1 program 4
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences (other)1 program 6
Microbiology1 program 2
Microbiology and Immunology1 program 1
Genetics1 program 2
Physiology1 program 1
Pathology/Experimental Pathology1 program 5
Pharmacology1 program 3
Biostatistics1 program 7
Bioinformatics1 program 6
Epidemiology1 program 9
Molecular Medicine1 program 1
Neuroscience1 program 3
Neurobiology and Anatomy1 program 1
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 3 programs 6
Mathematics1 program 0
Financial Mathematics1 program 1
Statistics1 program 5
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 3 programs 9
Nutrition Sciences1 program 2
Ancient Studies/Civilization1 program 4
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)1 program 3
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 2 programs 12
Philosophy1 program 4
Religion/Religious Studies1 program 8
Theology And Religious Vocations [+] 2 programs (1 online)17
Theology/Theological Studies1 program 10
Divinity/Ministry1 program (1 online)7
Physical Sciences [+] 4 programs 31
Astronomy1 program 3
Chemistry1 program 13
Geology/Earth Science1 program 1
Physics1 program 14
Psychology [+] 4 programs 23
Psychology1 program 14
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics1 program 0
Counseling Psychology1 program 3
Applied Psychology1 program 6
Human Services [+] 2 programs 4
Social Work1 program 2
Public Administration and Social Service Professions (other)1 program 2
Social Sciences [+] 8 programs 51
Social Sciences1 program 3
Anthropology1 program 4
Archeology1 program 8
Economics1 program 1
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics1 program 17
Geography1 program 3
Political Science and Government1 program 7
Sociology1 program 8
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 6 programs 52
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1 program 3
Music Performance1 program 40
Music Theory and Composition1 program 2
Musicology and Ethnomusicology1 program 1
Conducting1 program 2
Keyboard Instruments1 program 4
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 16 programs (2 online)118
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist1 program 1
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology1 program 2
Dental Public Health and Education1 program 5
Endodontics/Endodontology1 program 1
Orthodontics/Orthodontology1 program 0
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics1 program 0
Periodontics/Periodontology1 program 1
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology1 program 4
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences (other)1 program 2
Health/Health Care Administration/Management1 program 3
Medical Scientist1 program 1
Environmental Health1 program 4
Maternal and Child Health1 program 2
Occupational Therapy/Therapist1 program (1 online)22
Physical Therapy/Therapist1 program (1 online)67
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (other)1 program 3
Business [+] 1 program 10
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services (other)1 program 10
History [+] 1 programs 6
History1 program 6
Total88 programs (4 online)535
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Legal Studies [+] 1 program 227
Law1 program 227
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 2 programs 338
Dentistry1 program 194
Medicine1 program 144
Total3 programs565
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 3 programs 24
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology1 program 3
Music Performance1 program 20
Music (other)1 program 1
Total3 programs24
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Education [+] 7 programs (1 online)15
Educational Leadership and Administration1 program 6
Special Education and Teaching1 program 2
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (other)1 program 1
English/Language Arts Teacher Education1 program 0
Music Teacher Education1 program (1 online)5
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1 program 1
Social Studies Teacher Education1 program 0
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 9 programs 66
Advanced General Dentistry1 program 12
Dental Public Health and Education1 program 2
Endodontics/Endodontology1 program 10
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery1 program 4
Orthodontics/Orthodontology1 program 6
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics1 program 10
Periodontics/Periodontology1 program 10
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology1 program 10
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences (other)1 program 2
Total16 programs (1 online)81

2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2019-2020, the average tuition & fees of BU graduate programs is $57,666. The tuition per credit hour for graduate program is $1,710. The average living costs is $18,110 when a student lives on campus housing.
2019-2020 Graduate Program Tuition at BU
Amounts
Tuition$54,720
Fees$782
Costs per Credit Hour$1,710
Living on-campus$18,110
Living off-campus$17,670

Graduate Student Population

At BU graduate schools, there are total 16,142 graduate students. Among them, 2,439 students have enrolled graduate programs online exclusively. By gender, there are 6,862 men and 9,280 women students at BU graduate schools. Next table summarizes the graduate student population at BU.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at Boston University
TotalMaleFemale
Total16,1426,8629,280
American Indian/Native American1358
Asian1,429585844
Black/African American686230456
Hispanic1,057386671
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander13211
White6,6272,6833,944
Two More324125199
Un-Known1,318578740
Graduate Student Population in Online Programs at BU
Total Graduate StudentsEnrolled ExclusivelyEnrolled Some CoursesNot In Online Courses
Number of Students16,1422,43977912,924

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Largest Graduate Schools in Massachusetts

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Harvard University (Harvard) is a Private, 4 years school located in Cambridge, MA. The 2020 tuition & fees is $53,968. The school has a total enrollment of 30,391 and student to faculty ratio is 5 to 1 (20.00%).
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