Graduate Programs Overview

Boston University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Boston, Massachusetts. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $57,666 in average for all students.

It offers two hundreds eighty-six graduate programs: 172 Master's, 93 Doctorate, 4 Post-Bachelor's, 17 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 5,011 students have been conferred Master's degree and 1,100 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameBoston University
TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
AddressOne Silber Way, Boston, MA
Graduate School Students16,142 students
2,439 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$57,666
Student to Faculty10:1 (10.00%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 286 Graduate Programs
172 Master's, 17 Doctorate, 21 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 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 $57,666 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $1,710.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Amounts
Tuition$56,854
Fees$812
Cost per Credit$1,710
Books & Supplies$1,000
Room & Board$16,640 (On-Campus) / $16,640 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$1,950 (On-Campus) / $1,950 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$77,256
Off-Campus Total$77,256
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
Tuition & Fees$49,886$51,716$53,572$55,502$57,666

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Boston University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 286 major areas - 170 Master's (24 online programs), 90 Doctorate (4 online programs), 3 Post-Bachelor', 17 Post-Master'(1 online programs). 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
Total5,0111,1002481
Men2,0564791033
Women2,9556211448
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
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
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

Graduate Student Population

Total 34,657 students enrolled in Boston University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 16,142 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 6,862 male and 9,280 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 10,891 full-time and 5,251 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 2,439 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 779 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total16,142
Men Students6,862
Women Students9,280
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total16,142
Full-time Students10,891
Part-time Students5,251
By race/ethnicity 6,627 White, 686 Black, and 1,429 Asian students are attending at Boston University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total16,142
American Indian /
Native American
13
Asian1,429
Black686
Hispanic1,057
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
13
White6,627
Two or more races324
Un-Known1,318
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, 2,439 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 779 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment16,142
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses2,439
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses779
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses12,924
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses2,439
Massachusetts Resident487
Other State In U.S.1,952
Outside of U.S.0



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