Boston University Online is a unique collaboration between the Office of Distance Education and many Schools and Colleges that comprise Boston University. The Extended Education at Boston University is aimed at creating a unique interactive online instructional environment that incorporates simulations, video, audio, multimedia, and group activities such as discussion boards.
Boston University Online actively participated in online education community, which proves its membership in University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), the Sloan Consortium, and United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA).
Boston University Online offers great opportunities to both graduate and undergraduate students who want to receive professional education, improve their skills and knowledge in a specific field or receive a degree. Thus, the University offers the following online studying options:
• Graduate Degrees
• Undergraduate Degrees
• Certificate Programs
• Individual Courses
• Professional Courses and Certificates
Students enrolling in the online graduate programs may obtain a Master of Arts, Master of Music, Master of Science degrees in Music Education, Art Education, Management, Computer Information Systems, Occupational Therapy or Health Communication. There are also a number of graduate certificates and three Doctorate level degrees in Music Education, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy.
Studying online at Boston University requires a lot of written communication from the student. While students do not have to travel to campus, they need to have appropriate technology at home or other place where they plan to study. The peculiarity of the online education at Boston University is that the vast majority of the online courses have a seven-week schedule, and each course has certain deadlines so that students’ progress stays at a manageable pace. It is usually possible to complete two courses per semester while taking them one at a time. Furthermore, courses begin every seven weeks in January, March, May, July, September, and November, as a rule.
Students may expect to receive financial aid from Boston University Online, which includes loans, scholarships, and grants.