About Boston University
Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 schools and colleges, along with a number of multidisciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the University’s research and teaching mission.
Boston University was founded on the ideals that it would be one of the first all-inclusive universities as well as a leading private research and teaching institution. Boston University celebrates its diversity by carrying the exclusive title of being the first university to open all its divisions to female students in 1872 and the first coeducational medical college in the world in 1873. The University proudly lists Martin Luther King, Jr. among distinguished alumni, as well as the first woman to earn a PhD, the first woman admitted to the bar in Massachusetts, the first Native American graduate with a doctorate in medicine, and the first African-American psychiatrist in the nation.
Boston University is the fourth largest private university in the United States and was recently ranked by Times Higher Education as one of the top 100 universities in the world.
About Metropolitan College
Metropolitan College, one of Boston University’s 17 degree-granting schools and colleges, was established in 1965. The College demonstrates excellence in teaching and research, with over 60 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, offered full-time and part-time in convenient evening, online, and blended formats. There are nearly 30,000 Metropolitan College alumni worldwide.
About Department of Applied Social Sciences
The College’s Applied Social Sciences department responds to the education needs of a diverse student body by designing and providing practically focused yet rigorous academic programs. The department’s mission is to prepare students to think critically and strategically about the full spectrum of challenges related to managing urban communities. Metropolitan College is one of the few institutions in the country to offer graduate programs grounded in the social sciences, but focused largely on cities, urban sociology, and criminal justice.