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 2021-2022 the graduate school tuition & fees are $59,418 in average for all students.

It offers three hundreds four graduate programs: 180 Master's, 101 Doctorate, 4 Post-Bachelor's, 19 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 5,903 students have been conferred Master's degree and 1,209 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 Students15,846 students
2,762 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)$59,418
Student to Faculty10:1 (10.00%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 304 Graduate Programs
180 Master's, 19 Doctorate, 23 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Program 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: March 14, 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

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Boston University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 881 major areas - 173 Master's , 92 Doctorate , 3 Post-Bachelor', 18 Post-Master'. 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
Total5,9031,2092376
Men2,404529740
Women3,4996801636
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.
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English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
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Philosophy And Religious Studies
Theology And Religious Vocations
Physical Sciences
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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
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English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
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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
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Psychology
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Social Sciences
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History
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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 2,762 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 958 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
252 students are younger than 22 and 1,229 students are older than 65. The school has 11,262 students aged between 22 and 30 and 3,103 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total15,846
21 & Under252
22-245,680
25-295,582
30-342,177
35-39926
40 & Over1,229
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, 2,762 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 958 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment15,846
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses2,762
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses958
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses12,126
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses2,762
Massachusetts Resident673
Other State In U.S.1,735
Outside of U.S.354



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