Boston University Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(3.89 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 394 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

1.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2014

The MPH degree that the school offers to students is so expensive that people can do the same degree twice at other places in USA for the same money. There is no difference in the courses offered at this University.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2016

The graduate program at Boston University is an incredibly challenging and rewarding experience. All of the courses are directly applicable to the skills and knowledge required for the field of study. The program's professors all have extensive knowledge and real-world backgrounds in their subjects, and they are all helpful and approachable. The cost of attendance and the large amounts of coursework are daunting. However, the work ensures that students achieve a complete, experience-based training for their successful graduation and future careers.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

It's a very challenging program, but it's one of the best PT schools in the nation. Faculty and staff are all top notch and very intelligent. It is one of the most mentally draining programs, the shear volume of information is beyond anything I could have phathomed but at the end of the day I'm recieving one of the best educations in the country. It is totally worth it if you're driven and can handle it. Unfortunately the attrition rates are high, grading is tough, and keeping a 3.0 GPA is not easy but the majority of people go on to graduate, pass the boards, and have great careers.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

I love the faculty within this program and believe it is one of the major strengths. They challenge you and expect a lot out of you, as a professor should in a graduate program. I have learned a lot and grown a fair amount within this program. My faculty have also helped me realize not only can I learn their material but create new information and insight on my own. Another pro about this program is the applied orientation of it. Within 3 weeks of the program I was placed at a sports psychology internship as well as after one year had a clinical internship. The workload is a lot and it is very expensive, but I believe that it is worth it for the experience. Some of the administrative and technical operations of the college could be improved such as grades being put up on time, but other than that I have no complaints about my program.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

BU full time tuition is extremely expensive and not very affordable for the average salary today. Luckily in the School of Education, particularly if you are a part-time student like myself, part-time evening credits are nearly half price in tuition costs in just a two year program. Very advantageous, especially for a big name school that offers a degree in a low to average paying field.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

The professors and people in the program are fantastic and generally very available to students. The classes and course loads are well put together. There are always chances to talk to the professors and go over (the very interesting) things they are working on. The only major drawback is the lack of available money for some graduate students.
2.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros- courses are similar to those of BU medical school. Cons - Faculty members are very supportive during the first year of school, but only during the first year.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017

I think this is a great program with above average professors and material. It is accessible and I am hoping makes me more marketable in today's challenging job market.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2019

Wish we had higher amount of financial aid given that real estate market in Boston is very expensive. Wish the department had more international and non-native speaker students.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

I like being able to work on my own time. I dislike being in a different time zone and so juggling trying to stay connected with professors and other students is difficult.
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