The Behavioral Neuroscience PhD Program provides a true translational link between cutting-edge research and its emphasis on medical patient care. The program is not designed to meet requirements for accreditation in clinical psychology competence, nor in any discipline which has a certification procedure.
The Program is open to accepted students in either the Boston University School of Medicine MD/PhD Program or to students in related programs, including the Master of Science in Medical Sciences Program.
Any holder of a baccalaureate degree from a recognized college or university, or with equivalent or higher education, may apply for admission to the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences.
Entering students are expected to have completed requirements for admission to the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences and the following coursework (or course equivalents):
- Introductory Psychology (one year)
- Experimental Psychology (one year)
- Physiological Psychology or Neuropsychology (one semester)
- Neuroscience (one semester)
- Statistics (one semester)
Prerequisite courses not completed prior to registration may be completed while the candidate is in residence as a graduate student, but may not be presented for graduate credit.
GREs are not required for admission.
When ready to apply, please begin your GMS application here.
More information on how to apply to the Boston University School of Medicine MD/PhD Program.
More information on how to apply to the Master of Science in Medical Sciences Program.
Begin the online application now!
Carole Palumbo, PhD, Director
Behavioral Neuroscience PhD Program
Boston University School of Medicine
72 East Concord, R-1017
Boston, MA 02118