Boston University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.89 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 389 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CSWE, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 65,390 (35,888 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 34% part-time, 66% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $51,716
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

I completed BU's master's distance learning program for social work. I got a very good quality education, but was able to do so with the "perks" of online study- flexible class schedules, and able to work a full-time job.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2010

Great college, love the place, college and faculty.
3.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2006

Its a great school in a great city. It gives you access to a big city while also giving you the feeling of community. When you specialize at the higher degrees, the program and the number of students is smaller so the community is really emphasized.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2012

The graduate school is very disconnected from undergrad experience , We pay more and don't get as many opportunities
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2010

We were taught a lot of theory, background and analysis skills rather than practical intervention skills... Which meant I had to learn a lot on the job. But I did have the necessary foundation to become a really confident professional and I owe that to my great professors and classes at BU.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2019

So far, my experience in the Boston University graduate program has been nothing but positive. From great instruction to applicable examples of real life business decisions, I've found the coursework to be engaging and thought provoking. I also appreciate that courses are given in the classroom and not online for the part-time program.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA in Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2018

I have only taken one class at BU SPH School but I already know that I am going to leave this chapter of my life with exceptional knowledge that I could not have gotten anywhere else. Just by knowing that the staff at BU SPH is by my side, willing to help me with anything I need is enough to keep me coming back for more advice, and help to complete my classes. I believe in the philosophy that you can make Lemonade with Lemon. I wish I would have known how committed BU faculty was when I was applying to undergrad because I would have for sure applied even if they did not grant me a scholarship.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2017

I'm attending BU's online Master's program. It affords me the ability to get a quality education while living and working across the country. My Professors are knowledgeable in the field they're teaching. Each have been easily accessible and the networking opportunities with fellow students is a plus. On the other hand, I would like more of an opportunity for the program to offer more career support.
2.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros: great professors, learn a lot Cons: no diversity in student body and professors, very difficult program, very expensive
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: academically challenging, invested and supportive faculty, vast network in the Boston area for after graduation and there is a lot of emphasis put on socializing within the program. Cons: very large workload, student body mostly white, cost of living in the area is extremely unaffordable for a graduate student.
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