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Boston University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Boston, MA

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Boston University

Overview

Boston University / Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts/Doctor of Philosophy (MA/PhD)
Master of Business Administration/Master of Arts (MBA/MA)
Master of Arts in Economic Policy (MAEP)
(Certificate)
Master of Arts/Juris Doctor (MA/JD)
Master of Science (MS)
Juris Doctor/Master of Arts (JD/MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 419
Doctoral Degrees 168

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Language requirement (for some degrees)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required
Language requirement (for some degrees)

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8,572
Applied
2,480
Accepted
588
Enrolled
29%

Applying

95
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement, resume or curriculum vitae (for some programs), writing sample (for some programs)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement, resume or curriculum vitae (for some programs), writing sample (for some programs)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 84

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

1,991
Total Graduate Students
43%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.17%
Black or African American 1.61%
White or Caucasian 39%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.77%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.05%
Two or more races 1.36%
Unknown 5.78%

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Location & Contact

Address 705 Commonwealth Avenue
Room 112
Boston, MA  02215
United States
Contact Dr. Emily Barman
Associate Dean
Phone: 617-353-2696
Fax: 617-358-5492

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