A Decade of Long Distance Learning Success

 Going the Distance for Students, Near and Far

Ten years ago, long before online learning became a white-hot education trend, Metropolitan College introduced the University’s first fully online degree program: Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ). The online MCJ program served as the BU blueprint for online learning and the way the University connects with a mature, global audience.

Since the initial launch of the MCJ online, 12 master’s degrees and one undergraduate program have also transitioned to fully online formats. In fact, BU’s Distanced Education Program is home to more than 6,000 alumni from every state and over 30 countries. Today, the distance learning program is widely regarded and receives high satisfaction scores for the way it supports 3,000 online students each year. In 2010, the Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan), a nonprofit that promotes online education, gave the University its Award for Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Education.

BU’s MCJ is proud to be rated as one of the most trusted models of distance learning and as a preferred partner of the FBI and Department of Defense (DOD). Students who enroll in the MCJ program online enjoy vast networking and opportunities to engage with experienced faculty and peers who come from every area of the profession and across the world.

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