How Do I Apply?

Specific Information for Anatomy & Neurobiology

We are looking for students with a strong interest in our strengths: Neurobiology and Anatomy. Often this is demonstrated by a good undergraduate record in the sciences. Most, but not all of our successful applicants have prior research experience.

Some of our students come to us directly from undergraduate programs, and others have worked in laboratories or in clinical positions before deciding to return to school.

We also welcome applicants who have an interest in teaching in Biomedical Sciences, either as a career, or as a component of an academic position.

Our Doctoral Program is designed to accommodate a variety of career paths, and we tailor each student’s experiences according to their career goals.

Our Master’s in Anatomy & Neurobiology (Vesalius Program) provides broad exposure to our areas of expertise and can be used to prepare for further education as a doctoral or medical student, or to provide credentials for advancement in a variety of academic and non-academic settings. Our admissions committee meets regularly from Fall through early Spring and applications are accepted at any time.

General Application Process

The Division of Graduate Medical Sciences at Boston University School of Medicine coordinates all graduate school applications. Their website provides links to the online application and further information about the school.

A common application form is used for all departments, so it is important to designate “Anatomy & Neurobiology” as your department of interest on this form. There is also a place on this form to indicate whether you are interested in the Ph.D. or the M.A. degree. Please visit the Division’s Admissions page for specific information on criteria and application information and directions .

Each department has its own admissions committee, and applications are transferred from the Graduate Division to the appropriate department, based on the department designated by the applicant.

Financial Aid

Students enrolled in programs leading to the Ph.D. degree generally receive a stipend for living expenses and do not pay tuition. Students enrolled in the Master’s program are eligible for financial aid in the form of loans to contribute to tuition and living expenses. More information about loan programs can be obtained from the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences Financial Aid Page.