Graduate Program Overview

Boston University is a four-years, private (not-for-profit) school located in Boston, Massachusetts. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $59,418. It offers 294 graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameBoston University
TypeFour-years, Private (not-for-profit)
AddressOne Silber Way, Boston, MA
Graduate School Students15,846 students
3,904 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)$59,418
Student to Faculty11:1 (9.09%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 294 Graduate Programs
178 Master's, 93 Doctorate, 23 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Boston University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $59,418 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $1,830.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Amounts
Tuition$58,560
Fees$858
Cost per Credit$1,830
Books & Supplies$1,000
Room & Board$16,840 (On-Campus) / $16,840 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$1,950 (On-Campus) / $1,950 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$79,208
Off-Campus Total$79,208
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022
Tuition & Fees$51,716$53,572$55,502$57,666$59,418

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Boston University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 294 major areas - 178 Master's , 93 Doctorate , 3 Post-Bachelor', 20 Post-Master'. 5,175 students have been conferred Master's degree and 1,215 students have received Doctorate degree last year.The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Total5,1751,2151472
Men2,125508835
Women3,050707637
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Visual and Performing Arts
Architecture
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Personal and Culinary Services
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
Legal Studies
English Language and Literature
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Education
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
English Language and Literature
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Legal Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Legal Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business

Graduate Student Population

Total 32,718 students enrolled in Boston University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 15,846 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 6,662 male and 9,184 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 10,246 full-time and 5,600 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 3,904 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 1,211 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total15,846
Men Students6,662
Women Students9,184
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total15,846
Full-time Students10,246
Part-time Students5,600
By race/ethnicity 6,635 White, 682 Black, and 1,587 Asian students are attending at Boston University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total15,846
American Indian /
Native American
9
Asian1,587
Black682
Hispanic1,131
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
7
White6,635
Two or more races358
Un-Known973
340 students are younger than 22 and 1,528 students are older than 65. The school has 12,359 students aged between 22 and 30 and 3,648 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total15,846
21 & Under340
22-246,394
25-295,965
30-342,470
35-391,178
40 & Over1,528
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Boston University, 3,904 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 1,211 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment17,875
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses3,904
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses1,211
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses12,760
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses3,904
Massachusetts Resident832
Other State In U.S.2,336
Outside of U.S.736



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