Boston University Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(3.88 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 393 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 13 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 64,316 (35,864 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 34% part-time, 66% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $48,082
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

1.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2010

I received my MPH with a concentration in epidemiology. My biggest complaint about BU's MPH program is its lack of faculty and program support. My assigned faculty advisor left after my first semester and I never was given another one. I also found the career services severely lacking. I received very minimal help with resume and cover letter prep and job hunting. BU is very expensive and I felt that the classes were too large and the program too big to provide the type of mentorship and guidance I was expecting for such an expensive school. Please remember this is just my experience and I know others who really enjoyed the program.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine Program is a great degree to earn if one wishes get into the field of counseling immediately. The hands on-approach and consistent on the scene requirements we experience help make students feel ready to take on the challenges of counseling just about anyone. It is a great program. The only con of this program is that due to the high expectations of the supportive staff many students often feel burned out at the end of a school week.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Work closely with staff Small program Supportive Staff Thesis requirement Cons: New program
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

BU is a wonderful school and their graduate programs are some of the best in the country.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2016

The mathematical finance program at BU is a top notch quant program which comes with many challenges. These include 50 graduate credits in 3 semesters and an integration of three highly complex fields; mathematics, computer science, and finance. Such a program comes with large stress and financial burden, but the reward associated with completing a technical degree from a world-leading institution is vast and very well worth it. Graduating from Boston University causes the path that lies ahead to be very bright.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

BU offers one of the top OT programs in the country, with fantastic faculty members who are all very active within the field. The classes are relevant, engaging, and supplement fieldwork nicely. The only downside is that Boston can be pricey if you're living on a budget.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

BUPSH is a great school but the location is not the best. I've had great professors and courses so far. It's an overall great environment to be completing graduate level courses.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

I enjoy many aspects of my graduate program thus far. The professors are extremely approachable and knowledgeable about their subject matter. My peers are very helpful and our collaboration is invaluable. There are not many cons to the graduate program by means of the people and program itself. Most of the cons have to do with commuting to and from school. I live outside the city so at times the commute can be stressful, especially in the winter time when public transit is not working properly. The graduate program has been a wonderful experience.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

I am currently pursuing a Master's of Public Health degree from Boston University. This program offers an incredible opportunity for experience & knowledge gain. The faculty are the best I've ever experienced; they're all highly regarded in their respective fields and do all that they can to help their students. Outside of the classroom, BUSPH, while located in Boston, provides an incredible amount of opportunity for gaining experience. Completion of the degree requires that students partake in a practicum, which is very easy to come by in this hub for public health. I am so happy that I decided to apply to BU, and that they accepted me! The best decision I have made in my life to date. BUSPH is an awesome program, however, it's very expensive. GraduatePrograms.com offers an incredible amount of information for curious people interested in graduate programs. A scholarship from this fantastic tool would greatly help my financial needs while continuing to remind me the well-rounded support they provide graduate students!
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2016

I had to rank items that I did not experience first hand, since I am an online student. I am a student in the Metropolitan College Master's of Computer Information Systems. So far, the program has been incredible. The accelerated pace is rather enjoyable, and the faculty members are top notch. I enjoy the support structure in the courses, and feel as if my success is a priority to all involved in the program.
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