Graduate Program Overview - Boston University

Boston University is a Private, 4 years located in Boston, MA. Boston University is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education.
  • The 2020 graduate tuition & fees of Boston University is $51,716 for Massachusetts residents and $57,666 for out-of-state where the average tuition & fees of all graduate schools is $19,186.
  • Total 16,142 students have enrolled in graduate schools at Boston University and, of that, 2,439 graduate school students enrolled online exclusively.
  • Boston University offers 271 graduate programs and 25 graduate programs are available in online classes.

2020 Tuition & fees

The 2020 graduate tuition & fees at BU graduate schools is $51,716 for Massachusetts residents and $57,666 for out-of-state students. The tuition & fees has increased by 3.60% from last year.
Next table shows the 2020 graduate tuition & fees and the tuition trends over last 5 years at BU.
You can check and view more costs information including living costs, books & supplies, and tuition per credit hour at Boston University Cost of Attendance page

Tuition Trends Table

BU 2020 Graduate Tuition & fees
YearMassachusetts ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2016$47,422$660$47,422$660
2017$49,176$710$49,176$710
2018$50,980$736$50,980$736
2019$52,816$756$52,816$756
2020$54,720$782$54,720$782
2021$56,854$812$56,854$812

Tuition Per Credit Hour

BU 2020 Graduate Tuition Per Credit Hour
YearMassachusetts ResidentsOut-of-State
2016$1,482$1,482
2017$1,537$1,537
2018$1,593$1,593
2019$1,651$1,651
2020$1,710$1,710
2021$1,777$1,777

Offered Graduate Degrees and Major Programs

The graduate schools at Boston University offers 433 major programs through Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice), Post BS Certificate, Post MS Certificate, degrees/programs. Of that, 33 graduate programs are offering via distance learning (online classes).
You can view all major programs including undergraduate programs offered at Boston University at Area of Study & Major Program page with completer and earning after graduation information.

Number of Graduate Programs by Degree/Certificate

Number of Graduate ProgramsNumber of Online Graduate Programs
Master's17024
Doctorate (Research)874
Doctorate (Professional)30
Post-BS Certificate30
Post-MS Certificate171
Total43333

Popular Graduate Programs

Master'sDoctorate

Graduate Student Population

At BU, there are 34,657 students including both undergraduate and graduate students. Of that, 16,142 students have enrolled in graduate programs. By gender, there are 6,862 male and 9,280 female students are attending the graduate school. The male to female ratio is 0.74 to 1
Boston University offers online graduate degree/certificate programs and 2,439 students enrolled in online graduate programs.
You can check and view more student population by gender, race, age, and online enrollment at Boston University Enrollment page

Graduate Enrollment by Gender and Race

Student Population by Gender and Race/Ethnicity at Boston University
TotalMenWomen
American Indian or Alaska Native1358
Asian1,429585844
Black or African American686230456
Hispanic1,057386671
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander13211
White6,6272,6833,944
Two or More Races324125199
Race/Ethnicity Unknown1,318578740
Total 16,1426,8629,280

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