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Program Highlights

BU’s programs in Data Analytics are consistently recognized as top programs. Here are a few reasons why:

Study at the pace and place that works for you, full- or part-time, completely online, or with evenings on campus.
Comprehensive Financial Assistance
Our services include scholarships, graduate loans, and payment plans.
15:1 Class Ratio
Enjoy an exceptional student-to-instructor ratio, ensuring close interaction with faculty and access to the support you need to thrive.
Track Record
Learn from the best—BU MET’s Department of Computer Science was established in 1979 and is the longest-running computer science department at BU. Over its four decades, the department has played an important role in the emergence of IT at the University and throughout the region.
Extensive network
Study data analytics alongside peers from all backgrounds, learn from faculty who have valuable contacts, and benefit from an alum community with strong professional connections.
Active learning environment
Practical, hands-on education ensures you get the attention you need, while introducing case studies and real-world projects that ensure you gain in-depth, practical experience with the latest technologies.
Engaged faculty
In BU MET’s Data Analytics programs, you’ll benefit from working with highly qualified faculty and industry leaders who have substantial backgrounds and achievements in data analytics, data science, data storage technologies, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, software development, and many other areas.
The Boston University reputation
When you have a degree from Boston University, that means something. Named to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), BU is one of the top research universities in the United States and Canada. And as a graduate, you’ll be able to take that name with you. Always.
A city unlike any other
There’s a reason we’re called Boston University. Hip neighborhoods, soaring skyscrapers, championship sports teams, and rich history and culture. When you’re at BU, you’re at the heart of it all. And because we’re right in Boston, you’ll have a wealth of opportunities to consider for your field of study or area of special interest.

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Career Outlook

BU MET – For those who want to take advantage of a big opportunity

Earning a master’s or graduate certificate in data analytics from BU MET has propelled our graduates to positions far and wide.

Recent Graduates have established their careers at:

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
  • IBM
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Oracle
  • Quest Software
  • SAP
  • State Street Bank

Potential careers:

  • Artificial Intelligence Specialist
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Engineer
  • Big Data Developer
  • Software Developer
  • IT Managers
  • Database Specialists
  • And many others!


Employment of information data scientists is projected to grow 31% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.”

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Computer and Information Technology Occupations


Media salary (May 2020)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 11 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.”

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Boston University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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