Boston University
Boston, United States of America
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Number of
FTE students
25,662
Percentage of
international students
27%
No. of students
per staff
11.6
Student ratio of
females to males
60 : 40
University rankings
THE World University Rankings 61
QS World University Rankings 98
THE US College Rankings 44
The World Reputation Rankings 2017 81
International students
Join thousands of international students studying at Boston University. You will be choosing a highly ranked university that values industry-based learning, innovative teaching and excellent graduate outcomes.

The best part? You will be living in beautiful United States of America – famous for its beaches, nature and exciting cities.
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African Studies: West African Languages: Akan Twi, Wolof
African Studies: East, West & South African Languages: Amharic, Igbo, isiZulu
African Studies: West African Languages: Hausa
African Studies: East African Languages: Kiswahili (Swahili)
African Studies: South African Languages: isiXhosa
BA in American Studies
BA in Anthropology
BA in Anthropology & Religion
BA in Archaeology
BA/MA in Archaeology
BA in Asian Studies
BA in Astronomy
BA in Astronomy & Physics
BA/MA in Astrophysics & Space Physics
BA in Geophysics & Planetary Sciences
BA in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
BA in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology/MA in Biotechnology
BA in Biology
BA in Biology—Behavioral Biology Specialization
BA in Biology—Cell Biology, Molecular Biology & Genetics Specialization
BA in Biology—Ecology & Conservation Biology Specialization
BA in Biology—Neurobiology Specialization
BA in Chemistry
BA/MA in Chemistry
BA in Chemistry: Biochemistry
BA in Teaching of Chemistry
BA in Cinema & Media Studies
BA/MA Programs in Classical Studies
BA in Ancient Greek
BA in Ancient Greek & Latin
BA in Classical Civilization
BA in Classics & Philosophy
BA in Classics & Religion
BA in Latin
BA in Computer Science
BA/MS in Computer Science
Core Curriculum
BA in Earth & Environmental Sciences
BA/MA in Energy & Environment
BA/MA in Remote Sensing & Geospatial Sciences
BA in Earth Sciences
BA/MA in Earth Sciences
BA in Environmental Analysis & Policy
BA/MA in Energy & Environment - Environmental Analysis & Policy/Energy & Environment
BA/MA in Remote Sensing & Geospatial Sciences - Environmental Analysis & Policy/Remote Sensing & Geospatial Sciences
BA in Environmental Science
BA in Economics
BA/MA in Economics
BA in Economics & Mathematics
BA in Economics & Mathematics/MA in Economics
Editorial Studies
BA in English
BA/MA in English
BA in European Studies
BA in History
BA in History of Art & Architecture
BA in Architectural Studies
Bachelor of Arts Degree
BA in International Relations
BA in International Relations/MA in International Affairs
BA in Latin American Studies
BA in Linguistics
BA/MA in Linguistics
BA in French & Linguistics
BA in Italian & Linguistics
BA in Japanese & Linguistics
BA in Linguistics & Philosophy
BA in Linguistics and Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
BA in Spanish & Linguistics
BA in Marine Science
BA in Mathematics
BA/MA in Mathematics
BA in Mathematics & Computer Science
BA in Mathematics & Mathematics Education
BA in Mathematics & Philosophy
BA in Middle East & North Africa Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Music
BA in Neuroscience
BA in Philosophy & Neuroscience
BA in Philosophy
BA/MA in Philosophy
BA in Philosophy & Physics
BA in Philosophy & Political Science
BA in Philosophy & Psychology
BA in Philosophy & Religion
BA in Physics
BA/MA in Physics
BA in Political Science
BA/MA in Political Science
BA in Psychology
BA in Religion
BA in French Studies
BA in French Studies/MA in French Language & Literature
BA in Italian Studies
BA in Spanish
BA in Spanish/MA in Hispanic Language & Literatures
BA in Sociology
BA in Chinese Language & Literature
BA in Comparative Literature
BA in German Language & Literature
BA in Japanese Language & Literature
Bachelor of Arts in Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages & Literatures
BA in Russian Language & Literature
The Arts & Sciences Writing Program
Bachelor of Arts/Master of Public Health
Modular Medical/Dental Integrated Curriculum (MMEDIC)
Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Dental Education Program
Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education Program
Teaching Licensure
BFA in Acting
MS in Actuarial Science
MS in Administrative Studies
Advanced Information Technology
Computer Networks
Data Analytics
Database Management & Business Intelligence
Digital Forensics
Health Informatics
Information Security
Information Technology
IT Project Management
Medical Information Security & Privacy
Software Engineering
Web Application Development
BS in Advertising
MS in Advertising
MA in African American Studies
PhD in American & New England Studies
LLM in American Law
MS in Anatomy & Neurobiology–Vesalius Program
PhD in Anatomy & Neurobiology
MD/PhD in Anatomy & Neurobiology
MA in Applied Anthropology
PhD in Anthropology
MS in Applied Biostatistics
MS in Applied Business Analytics
Applied Business Analytics
Corporate Finance
Enterprise Risk Management
Financial Management
Global Marketing Management
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
International Business Management
International Finance
Investment Analysis
Project Management
Supply Chain Management
Sustainable Economic Development via Tourism
MS in Applied Data Analytics
EdM in Applied Human Development
MA in Applied Linguistics
PhD in Applied Linguistics
Master of Music (MM) in Music Education
MA in Archaeology
PhD in Archaeology
BFA in Art Education
BFA/MA in Art Education with Initial License
MA in Art Education (Online)
MA in Art Education with Initial License
BLS in Art History
MA in History of Art & Architecture
Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies
PhD in History of Art & Architecture
MS in Artificial Intelligence
MS in Arts Administration
Advanced Graduate Certificate in Performing Arts Enterprise
Arts Management
Fundraising Management
MA in Astronomy
PhD in Astronomy
BS in Athletic Training
MS in Athletic Training
BS in Athletic Training/DPT
Graduate Certificate in Autism and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
Graduate Program in Banking & Financial Law
Bachelor of Science in Behavior & Health
PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience
BS in Bilingual Education/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
EdM in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
EdD in Language & Literacy Education
Graduate Certificate in English as a Second Language (ESL)
PhD in Biochemistry
MD/PhD in Biochemistry
MS in Bioimaging
MD/PhD in Bioinformatics
MS in Bioinformatics
PhD in Bioinformatics
Master of Science in Biology
PhD in Biology
BS in Biology
Graduate Certificate in Biology Education
BS in Biomedical Engineering
MEng in Biomedical Engineering
MS in Biomedical Engineering
PhD in Biomedical Engineering
MS in Biomedical Forensic Sciences
BS in Biomedical Laboratory & Clinical Sciences
Biomedical Laboratory & Clinical Sciences Certificate Programs
MS in Biomedical Research Technologies
PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS)
MA in Biostatistics
PhD in Biostatistics
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
MBA General Management Program
MBA Health Sector Management Program
MBA Social Impact Program
Professional Evening MBA (PEMBA)
MBA + MS in Digital Innovation (MBA + MSDi)
JD/MBA in Business Administration & Law
Combined MD/MBA Program in Business Administration & Medicine
MS in Business Analytics
MA in Chemistry
PhD in Chemistry
Graduate Certificate in Chemistry Education
MS in Child Life & Family-Centered Care
MFA in Cinema & Media Production
Master of City Planning
MA in Classical Studies
PhD in Classical Studies
MA in Classical Studies/PhD in Philosophy
BA in Classics & Archaeology
BA/MA in Classics & Archaeology
MA in Classics & Archaeology
MS in Clinical Research
Hybrid Graduate Certificate Program in Clinical Research
Online Graduate Certificate Program in Clinical Research
MA in Cognitive & Neural Systems
PhD in Cognitive & Neural Systems
Master of Music (MM) in Composition
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Composition
Bachelor of Music (BM) in Composition & Music Theory
BS in Computer Engineering
MEng in Computer Engineering
MS in Computer Engineering
PhD in Computer Engineering
MS in Computer Information Systems
MS in Computer Science
PhD in Computer Science
BS in Computer Science—Accelerated Degree Completion Program
Undergraduate Certificate in Computer Science
Master of Music (MM) in Conducting (Choral or Orchestral)
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Conducting (Choral or Orchestral)
BFA–Theatre, Costume Design major
MFA in Costume Design
BFA–Theatre, Costume Production major
MFA in Costume Production
EdM in Counseling
EdD in Counseling Psychology
PhD in Counseling Psychology and Applied Human Development
MFA in Creative Writing
BS in Criminal Justice
Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice
Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice
CAGS in Curriculum & Teaching
EdD in Curriculum & Teaching
Graduate Certificate in Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity
BS in Deaf Studies
EdM in Deaf Education
CAGS in Education of the Deaf
EdM in Language & Literacy Education
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Dental Public Health
Master of Science (MS) in Dental Public Health
Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) in Dental Public Health
Doctor of Science in Dentistry (DScD) in Dental Public Health
Certificate in Children’s and Young Adult Literature
EdM in Reading Education
CAGS in Reading Education
CAGS in Digital Dentistry
MFA in Directing
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Doctor of Medicine & Law MD/JD
BS in Early Childhood Education
EdM in Early Childhood Education
CAGS in Early Childhood Education
MA in Earth & Environment
PhD in Earth & Environment
MA in Earth Sciences
PhD in Earth Sciences
MA in Economic Policy
MA in Economics
MBA+MA in Economics Dual Degree Program
PhD in Economics
BS in Economics
MA in Global Development Economics
MA in Editorial Studies
PhD in Editorial Studies
EdD in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
MA in Educational Policy Studies
EdM in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
CAGS in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
EdM in Educational Media & Technology
CAGS in Educational Media & Technology
BS in Electrical Engineering
MEng in Electrical Engineering
MS in Electrical Engineering
PhD in Electrical Engineering
MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering
BS in Elementary Education
EdM in Elementary Education
Graduate Certificate in Elementary Education
MA in Emerging Media Studies
PhD in Emerging Media Studies
CAGS in Endodontics
MSD in Endodontics
DScD in Endodontics
MA/MBA in Energy & Environment Dual Degree Program
MA in Energy & Environment
Graduate Certificate in Engineering Innovation
MA in English
PhD in English
BLS in English & American Literature
JD/MA in English
BS in English Education
MAT in English Education
EdM in English & Language Arts Education
CAGS in English Education
MS in Enterprise Risk Management
Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management & Compliance
MPH in Environmental Health
PhD in Environmental Health
MS in Environmental Health Data Analytics
MA in Remote Sensing & Geospatial Sciences
MPH in Epidemiology
MS in Epidemiology
PhD in Epidemiology
Estate Planning Certificate
BS in Film & Television
MS in Financial Management
Financial Planning
Genealogy Studies
Interpreter Program: Community, Legal & Medical Certificates
Paralegal Studies
Professional Fundraising
Real Estate Studies
Certificate in Financial Services Compliance
Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology (FinTech)
MS in Forensic Anthropology
MA in French Language & Literature
MLA in Gastronomy
Graduate Certificate in General Science Education
CAGS in Geriatric Dental Medicine
MA in Geoarchaeology
MA in Geography
PhD in Geography
MS in Genetic Counseling
PhD in Genetics & Genomics
EdM in Global Education Leadership Program
MS in Global Manufacturing
MS in Global Marketing Management
MA in Global Policy with Specialization in Environmental Policy
MA in Global Policy with Specialization in Developmental Policy
MA in Global Policy with Specialization in International Public Health Policy
BFA in Graphic Design
MFA in Graphic Design
Graduate Certificate in Graphic Design
MS in Health Care Emergency Management
MS in Health Communication
MS in Health Professions Education
BS in Health Science
PhD in Health Services Research
MS in Health Services & Systems Research
MA in Hispanic Language & Literatures
PhD in Hispanic Language & Literatures
Master of Music (MM) in Historical Performance
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Historical Performance
MA in History
PhD in History
BLS in History
JD/MA in History
Graduate Certificate in Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies
Master of Management in Hospitality
Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration
BS in Hospitality Administration/MLA in Gastronomy
BS in Hospitality & Communication
EdD in Developmental Studies
BS in Human Physiology
BS/MS in Human Physiology
MS in Human Physiology
MS in Human Resources Management
Training Program in Immunology (ITP)—PhD, MD/PhD
MS in Insurance Management
LLM in Intellectual Property Law
BS in Interdisciplinary Studies
BLS in Interdisciplinary Studies
Undergraduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Studies
Certificate in International Business Law
JD/LLM in International & European Business Law at ICADE
MA in International Affairs with Specialization in Diplomacy
MA in International Affairs with Specialization in Global Economic Affairs
MA in International Affairs with Specialization in Security Studies
MA in International Affairs with Specialization in Religion & International Affairs
MA in International Affairs with Specialization in International Communication
Executive LLM in International Business Law
Certificate in International Business Management
MPH in Global Health
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Leadership, Management, and Policy
MBA+MA in International Relations
MA in International Relations & International Communication
JD/MA in International Relations
MA in International Relations & Religion
BS in Journalism
MS in Journalism
MA in Latin American Studies
Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies
MAT in Social Studies Education
JD in Law
JD/LLM in Asian Legal Studies at the National University of Singapore
Seven-Semester JD/LLM in Banking & Financial Law
Seven-Semester JD/LLM in Taxation
Master in the Study of Tax Law
JD/MBA Law & Business Administration
JD/MBA in Health Sector Management
JD/MS in Mass Communication
JD/MA in Philosophy
JD/MA in Preservation Studies
JD/Master of Public Health (MPH)
MS in Leadership
BFA–Theatre, Lighting Design major
MFA in Lighting Design
MA in Linguistics
PhD in Linguistics
Graduate Certificate in Linguistics
BA in Linguistics & Computer Science
BS in Linguistics and Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
CAGS in Social Studies Education
Graduate Certificate in Literacy Intervention
PhD in Management
Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Health (MBA/MPH)
BS in Management Studies
BS in Management Studies—Accelerated
MS in Management Studies (MSMS)
MEng in Manufacturing Engineering
MS in Mass Communication
MEng in Materials Science & Engineering
MS in Materials Science & Engineering
PhD in Materials Science & Engineering
MS in Mathematical Finance
MA in Mathematics
PhD in Mathematics
BS in Mathematics
BS in Mathematics Education
MAT in Mathematics Education
EdM in Mathematics Education
Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Education (5–8 or 8–12)
BS in Mechanical Engineering
MEng in Mechanical Engineering
MS in Mechanical Engineering
PhD in Mechanical Engineering
BS in Media Science
MS in Media Science
MS in Media Ventures
MS in Medical Anthropology & Cross-Cultural Practice
MS in Medical Sciences
Master’s Program in Medical Sciences and Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine
Medical Sciences & Public Health (MS/MPH)
Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Medicine MD/PhD Combined Degree
Doctor of Medicine/Master of Business Administration (MD/MBA)
Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health (MD/MPH)
Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education Program (BA/MD)
MA in Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine Program
PhD in Microbiology
Graduate Certificate in Microelectromechanical Systems
BS in Modern Foreign Language Education
MAT in Modern Foreign Language Education
MA in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry
PhD in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry
PhD in Molecular & Translational Medicine
MD/PhD in Molecular & Translational Medicine
MA in Museum Education
MA in Musicology
Master of Music (MM) in Musicology
PhD in Musicology
Bachelor of Music (BM) in Music Education
Five-Year Program: BM in Performance/MM in Education
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Music Education (online)
Online Master of Music (MM) in Music Education
Online Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Music Education
Graduate Certificate in Pre-K–12 Music Teaching
Artist Diploma in Performance
Performance Diploma
Bachelor of Music (BM) in Performance
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Performance
Master of Arts (MA) in Music Theory
Graduate Certificate in Muslim Studies
PhDs in Neuroscience and Computational Neuroscience
BS in Nutrition
MS in Nutrition Programs (with and without Dietetic Internship)
MS in Nutrition & Metabolism
PhD in Nutrition & Metabolism
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (entry-level)
Online Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (PP-OTD)
Combined Doctor of Occupational Therapy/PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences (OTD/PhD)
Opera Institute Certificate
CAGS in Operative Dentistry
MSD in Operative Dentistry
DScD in Operative Dentistry
MSD in Oral Biology
DSc in Oral Biology
PhD in Oral Biology, Program in Biomedical Sciences
CAGS in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
MSD in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
DScD in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
CAGS/MSD in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
DScD in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
BFA in Painting
MFA in Painting
Path 2 Path Graduate Certificate
MS in Pathology Laboratory Sciences
PhD in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Pediatric Dentistry
MSD in Pediatric Dentistry
Doctor of Science in Dentistry (DScD) in Pediatric Dentistry
Master of Music (MM) in Performance
DScD in Periodontology
Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics (PhD)
MA in Philosophy
PhD in Philosophy
BLS in Philosophy
MEng in Photonics
MS in Photonics
BS in Health Studies/Doctor of Physical Therapy
BS in Athletic Training/Doctor of Physical Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Combined Doctor of Physical Therapy and PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences
Physician Assistant Program—MS
MA in Physics
PhD in Physics
Graduate Certificate in Physics Education
PhD in Physiology & Biophysics
MA in Physiology & Biophysics
MFA in Playwriting
PhD in Political Science
Graduate Certificate in Product Design
MS in Product Design & Manufacture
MBA+MS in Product Design & Manufacture
MS in Project Management
CAGS in Prosthodontics
CAGS/MSD in Prosthodontics
CAGS/DScD in Prosthodontics
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Medical Studies
MA in Preservation Studies
MFA in Production Management
MA in Psychology
PhD in Psychology
BS in Psychology
Graduate Certificate in Public Health
Executive Master of Public Health
Bachelor of Science/Master of Public Health
Master of Public Health in Interdisciplinary Training in Population Health Overview
Medicine & Public Health (MD/MPH)
Master of Social Work (MSW)/Master of Public Health (MPH)
MS in Public Health Nutrition
BS in Public Relations
PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences
PhD in Religion
BFA–Theatre, Scene Design major
MFA in Scene Design
Theatre Artisan Certificate in Scene Painting
Theatre Artisan Certificate in Scenic Technology
BS in Science Education
MAT in Science Education
EdM in Science Education
CAGS in Science Education
MS in Science Journalism
MFA in Screenwriting
BFA in Sculpture
MFA in Sculpture
BS in Social Studies Education
EdM in Social Studies Education
Graduate Certificate in Social Studies Education
MSW in Clinical Social Work
MSW in Macro Social Work
PhD in Social Work
MA in Sociology
PhD in Sociology
BS in Sociology
Interdisciplinary PhD in Sociology & Social Work
MSW/EdM in Social Work and Education
MSW/EdD in Social Work and Education
MSW/MDiv in Theology and Social Work
MSW/MTS in Theology and Social Work
MSW/DMin in Theology and Social Work
MS in Software Development
BFA–Theatre, Sound Design major
MFA in Sound Design
BS in Special Education
EdM in Special Education
CAGS in Special Education
EdD in Special Education
BS in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
BS in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences/MS in Speech-Language Pathology
MS in Speech-Language Pathology
PhD in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
MS in Speech-Language Pathology/PhD in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
Theatre Artisan Certificate in Stage Management
MS in Statistical Practice
MA in Statistics
PhD in Statistics
BA in Statistics & Computer Science
Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management in Criminal Justice
MS in Supply Chain Management
MEng in Systems Engineering
MS in Systems Engineering
PhD in Systems Engineering
LLM Graduate Tax Program
Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Graduate Certificate in Teaching Students with Moderate Disabilities (Pre-K–8)
Graduate Certificate in Teaching Students with Moderate Disabilities (5–12)
Graduate Certificate in Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities
Graduate Certificate in Teaching Writing
MFA in Technical Production
MS in Telecommunication
MS in Television
BFA in Theatre Arts—Design & Production
BFA in Theatre Arts—Performance
MFA in Theatre Education
BFA–Theatre, Stage Management major
BFA–Theatre, Technical Production major
Graduate Certificate in Theology & Latinx Studies
Doctor of Ministry in Transformational Leadership
Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies (PhD)
Master of Divinity (MDiv)
Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Music Degree Program
Master of Sacred Music (MSM)
Master of Sacred Theology (STM)
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
BS in Urban Affairs
Master of Urban Affairs (MUA)
Graduate Certificate in Urban Policy & Planning
Graduate Certificate in Visual & Digital Health Communication
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233 Bay State Road, Boston, United States of America MA 02215
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