March 3, 2024

Boston University Online Education | BU Online


Welcome to Boston University’s online programs.

Since 2002, BU has been offering award-winning online learning programs that enable students worldwide to pursue their educational goals and earn a college degree from Boston University.

When you learn online at Boston University, you connect to world-class faculty, highly motivated students, supportive staff, and academic programs that provide specialized skills in some of the most competitive industries. Whether pursuing your master’s, completing your bachelor’s, earning a doctoral degree, or seeking a graduate certificate, Boston University’s innovative approach to distance education, deep commitment to online students, and trusted reputation are just a few reasons why Times Higher Education ranked the employability of BU graduates at 6th in the world and 5th in the nation as part of its Global University Employability Ranking 2017.

Become part of the Boston University community—from wherever you are.

Higher Education Administration

Higher Education Administration


Undergraduate Degree Completion Program

Undergraduate Degree Completion Program


Connect With Students Across the Globe

Experience the benefits of a global education community and interact with students in countries around the world.

Online BU Students World Map

3 programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report

3200 students currently enrolled in online programs at BU

76 countries represented by BU online students

mortarboard-whiteOver 10,000 graduates with BU degrees earned online

Why Choose BU?

For more than 145 years, Boston University has been synonymous with pioneering research, academic innovation, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. Today, BU’s online programs bring that unique experience to students worldwide.

  • BU’s award-winning online courses and programs are designed and taught by distinguished University faculty.
  • We bring together a diverse community of engaged, mature students.
  • Students benefit from the latest interactive technology and unparalleled support.
  • Upon graduation, you join BU’s network of over 342,000 alumni worldwide.

A world-class education is within reach—wherever you are. We invite you to explore our online programs.

“The mission of the Office of Distance Education is to enrich and expand Boston University’s online initiatives, delivering an unparalleled distance learning experience to students who demand expert instructional design, state-of-the-art media production, a strong sense of community, and comprehensive academic support resources.”

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