About BU Medical Campus

Goldman School of Dental Medicine

The School offers a four-year predoctoral program leading to the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). In cooperation with the College of Arts and Sciences, the School offers the Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Dental Education program. Postdoctoral programs in all the dental specialties lead to the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS). In addition, the School offers the PhD in Oral Biology, the Master of Science in Dentistry, the Doctor of Science in Dentistry, the Master of Science and Doctor of Science in Nutritional Sciences, the Master of Science in Dental Public Health, and the Doctor of Science in Oral Biology.

The Office of Continuing Education provides short, intensive courses of interest to general practitioners, dental auxiliaries, and specialists in all phases of dental science.

School of Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine celebrated 150 continuous years of medical education in 1998. The University established the School of Medicine in 1873 by merging with the New England Female Medical College, which had been founded in 1848 as the world’s first medical college for women. The School of Medicine became a constituent member of the Boston University Medical Center in 1962. Situated in the South End of Boston, the School of Medicine offers multiple pathways leading to the MD degree, including a four-year program. A seven-year program, which began in 1960, leads to the BA and MD degrees; students also have the option of completing this program in six years. The Modular Medical Integrated Curriculum (MMEDIC), a nonaccelerated, eight-year program leading to the BA and MD degrees, began in 1977. It was expanded in 1990 to allow early selection of qualified Biomedical Engineering students (The Engineering/Medical Integrated Curriculum [ENGMEDIC]). The Early Medical School Selection Program (EMSSP) offers early admission to candidates at participating historic black colleges and universities and Hispanic serving institutions. The School of Medicine also provides an alternative curriculum that allows students the option of completing the first year of medical school in two academic years. A program leading to the MD/MPH degree is offered through the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health. A combined MD/MBA degree is offered in cooperation with the School of Management.

The School of Medicine also offers the Master of Arts (MA) in Anatomy and Neurobiology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Neuroscience, Biophysics, Clinical Investigation, Medical Sciences, Microbiology, Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and Physiology and Structural Biology. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is offered in Anatomy and Neurobiology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Biomedical Neuroscience, Biophysics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and Physiology and Structural Biology. A combined MD/PhD degree is also available.

A vigorous research program enhances the academic environment with state-of-the-art core facilities, a dozen national centers of excellence, and a growing biotechnology research park, BioSquare. The Program in Biomedical Laboratory and Clinical Sciences, offered jointly with Metropolitan College, offers part- and full-time degree and certificate programs which provide students with hands-on laboratory science experience. Students take evening classes that prepare them for positions in clinical, research, or biotechnology laboratories. Job assistance is available. Call 617-638-5622 or e-mail cphilli@bu.edu for details and information on this and other programs offered to high school science teachers and high school students.

The School of Public Health

This School offers part- and full-time programs leading to the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with concentrations in biostatistics; environmental health; epidemiology; health law; health services; international health; maternal and child health; and social and behavioral sciences. Doctoral (DSc) programs in epidemiology, environmental health and health services research, and master’s degrees in epidemiology and health services research (MSc) are also offered. A new Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program will be available in 2004. The School also offers the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and the Master of Arts (MA) in Biostatistics jointly with the Mathematics Department in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Five dual degree programs are available: MD/MPH, MA (in medical sciences)/MPH, MSW/MPH, MBA/MPH, and JD/MPH. A Nurse Midwifery Education/MPH program is available to experienced registered nurses. An MPH program incorporating Peace Corps experience has also been established. In addition, the School’s Department of International Health offers several short-term certificate programs in international health. For further information, call or write the Office of Admissions, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, T-2, Boston, MA 02118; 617-638-4640; Fax: 617-638-5299; E-mail: sphadmis@bu.edu; School of Public Health website: www.bumc.bu.edu/sph.