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Program Highlights

BU’s Applied Data Analytics program ranks in the top 10. Here are a few reasons why:

Study at the pace that works for you, evenings on campus or fully online. Courses begin in fall, spring, and summer; online courses have two starts per term.
MET offers merit scholarships to help finance your degree. No GRE or GMAT required.
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 Applied Data Analytics alongside professionals from all backgrounds, learn from faculty with valuable IT contacts across several sectors, and benefit from an alumni 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, connected faculty
In BU MET’s Applied Data Analytics master’s program, you benefit from working closely 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 lead

Earning a master’s degree in Applied Data Analytics has propelled our graduates to positions far and wide.

Recent graduates have established their careers at:

  • Fidelity Investments
  • Akamai Technologies
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) 
  • Chi Alpha Campus Ministries
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Drew University
  • McKesson
  • Olympus Americas
  • Travelers
  • Turiyatree Technologies

Potential careers:

  • Data Science Analyst
  • Senior Emerging Tech Engineer
  • Solution Specialist
  • Sr. Data Architect
  • Sr. Strategy Product Manager
  • Senior Audit Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Economist
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Chief Analytics Officer
  • Analytics Manager


Employment of data scientists is projected to grow 36% from 2021 to 2031, with demand expected to grow much faster than average.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Increased demand for data scientists will stem from increased demand for data-driven decisions. Organizations will need more data scientists to mine and analyze the large amounts of information and data collected.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Median annual wage for data scientists, May 2023

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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