Online Education

Highly ranked programs. World-class faculty. Flexible format.

Welcome to Boston University’s online programs.

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Since 2002, BU has been offering award-winning online learning programs that enable students worldwide to pursue their educational goals and earn a college degree from Boston University.

When you learn online at Boston University, you connect to world-class faculty, highly motivated students, supportive staff, and academic programs that provide specialized skills in some of the most competitive industries. Whether pursuing your master’s, completing your bachelor’s, earning a doctoral degree, or seeking a graduate certificate, Boston University offers an innovative approach to distance education, along with a deep commitment to online students and a trusted reputation.

Become part of the Boston University community—from wherever you are.

Applied Business Analytics

Art Education

Computer Information Systems

Corporate Finance

Crime Analysis

Cybersecurity & Cybercrime

Database Management & Business Intelligence

Enterprise Risk Management

Food Studies

Global Business

Health Communication

Higher Education Administration

Information Technology

Insurance Management

Investment Analysis

Medical Information Security & Privacy

Occupational Therapy

Public Health

Social Work

Strategic Management in Criminal Justice

Online Education Jobs Texas

Taxation Law

Visual & Digital Health Communication

Web Application Development

Online Student Focus

A BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development online student shares her experience in the course Methods in Teaching ESL (TL508).

Connect With Students Across the Globe

Experience the benefits of a global education community and interact with students in countries around the world.

3 programs ranked in the top 12 by U.S. News & World Report

3200 students currently enrolled in online programs at BU

Over 10,000 graduates with BU degrees earned online

Why Choose BU?

For more than 145 years, Boston University has been synonymous with pioneering research, academic innovation, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. Today, BU’s online programs bring that unique experience to students worldwide.

  • BU’s award-winning online courses and programs are designed and taught by distinguished University faculty.
  • We bring together a diverse community of engaged, mature students.
  • Students benefit from the latest interactive technology and unparalleled support.
  • Upon graduation, you join BU’s network of 377,900+ alumni worldwide.

What Is Online Education

A world-class education is within reach—wherever you are. We invite you to explore our online programs.

“The mission of the Office of Distance Education is to enrich and expand Boston University’s online initiatives, delivering an unparalleled distance learning experience to students who demand expert instructional design, state-of-the-art media production, a strong sense of community, and comprehensive academic support resources.”

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Online Education

  • BU Distance Education Support Specialist Awarded for “Outstanding” Work

    June 1, 2020

    Shelby Harvey, lead faculty and student support specialist at BU MET’s Office... Read More

  • MET’s New Online Crime Analysis Programs Harness the Potential of Data

    October 1, 2019

    One of the more extraordinary aspects of modern law enforcement is the... Read More

  • BU Online Courses Recognized with Two Blackboard Awards

    October 16, 2018

    The developers and faculty of two Boston University online courses were honored... Read More