Boston University Graduate Program Reviews

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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
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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.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2018

The best faculty around, and while humanities definitely take second place to the sciences here, slowly more resources, facilities, and funding become available. Research is important and technology in the field is strongly supported.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

The Masters in Occupational Therapy program at Boston University is ranked number 2 in the country and lives up to that standard. All staff play important roles within the field of occupational therapy and are able to incorporate real clinical experiences into their teaching. A large number of the staff have held executive positions in prominent OT organizations including AOTA, and have published many works. Thus creating an unbelievable network of connections for post graduation job searches and references. The BU MSOT program is always at the forefront of the career and motivating its students to become leaders of the field.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2017

The physics PhD program at BU is definitely hard work, but once you finish your coursework and comprehensive exams, it can be a lot of fun. Professors are generally pretty laid back about when you get your work done, as long as you get it done. Most support students traveling. Incoming graduate students are assigned an older student as a mentor and all the incoming graduate students are housed together so it's easy to make friends. Boston is an expensive place to live, but the stipend is generous and the health insurance is very good. Incoming students get a 5-year guarantee of funding and also have access to paid parental leave.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2019

Good balance between teaching duties and research, and some absolutely superb professors. The downsides are the slight bureaucracy dependency - it can take a lot to get round simple problems!
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

The HEM program is a great program for those students which want to get the degree at a short term. You can be a part-time and full-time student BOTH. The teachers and the technology for class are perfect.
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