Category: Prospective Student

Thesis & Dissertation – Deadline April 4

March 23rd, 2016 in test

All students graduating in May must submit their thesis or dissertation by April 4.  See the Thesis & Dissertation page for more information about format review and final submission.

March 22: BU Research Career Fair & Networking Event

March 14th, 2016 in test

Date: March 22, 2016
Time: 4:00-7:00pm
Location: George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue

Not sure if a career in research is meant for you? Or even quite what that means? This is the perfect time to find out. The BU Research Career Fair & Networking Event will feature a panel discussion from current BU employees in research support; a wine and cheese networking reception; and information tables and on the spot interviews. No matter if you’re just curious about the research support/administration world or a researcher with a well-established career, you’ll find something appealing at our open house. Learn more and RSVP at

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. James Pokines

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Dr. James Pokines, Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology at BUSM, was published in the Journal of Forensic Anthropology for determining a signature of changes that occur to human remains, specifically bones, left outside in the New England environment. This signature or “patterning” can be used by law enforcement to help determine if remains have been moved after death from one environment to another and to separate natural changes to bone from those caused by possible perpetrators. Please learn more about Dr. Pokines’ research here.

Abstract or Workshop Deadline for McCahan Day Extended to April 12

March 1st, 2016 in test

McCahan Day is a great opportunity to showcase your innovative projects and research. This year’s theme is “Interactive Learning” and the Keynote speaker is Dr. Colin Montpetit.

Submit an abstract or propose a workshop by April 12th.

Registration for Summer is ongoing & Fall opens April 3

February 25th, 2016 in test

A note from the Registrar:
Greetings GMS Students,

Summer 2016 registration open

Our website contains all the pertinent information, links and forms to successfully complete the registration process: click here to access it.

  • BT courses or undergraduate courses are not graduate level courses and will not count towards a graduate degree, nor will the student be eligible to request federal aid to cover undergrad courses.
  • Students must register online via the student link after meeting with their advisor. Not all students are required to register for the summer terms.
  • PhD Students who are engaged during the summer in full-time research and continuing in the fall 2016 semester should submit the PhD Summer Research Status Form only.
  • Only students in the Biomedical Forensics Science will be required to obtain an Academic Advising Access Code prior to registering.
  • Students completing their degree in one year must register for Summer 1 and Summer 2 and submit a diploma application for the September 2016 graduation.
  • Continuing students completing degree requirements during summer 2016, must register for Summer 2 and submit a diploma application for the September 2016 graduation.
  • Diploma applications for the September 2016 graduation are due June 1, 2016. Please check the calendar links regularly for all upcoming deadlines.
  • Research credits should be in increments of 2.
  • Not all students are required to register for Summer 1, check with your advisor or contact the GMS Registrar Ms. Millie Agosto ( – L 309 with registration questions

Fall Registration opens April 3

2016 Graduate Research Symposium

February 9th, 2016 in test

A message from the Boston University Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs:

A reminder that
The 2016 Graduate Research Symposium
will take place

April 11, 2016
George Sherman Union

The abstract submission form for the 2016 Graduate Research Symposium will be available between February 12 and April 4 (starting and ending at noon on those dates) at Advisors will be asked to approve student abstracts in advance. Students whose abstracts are not approved will not have a designated location at the event. 

All graduate students in a degree-granting program at Boston University who are also engaged in research in any area of study are invited to participate.

This event is intended to honor and celebrate research by our graduate students and has been held at Boston University for two decades. Originally, the event focused on science and engineering research, but has been expanded in recent years to include the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Over time, the number and quality of presentations have grown enormously.

If you are a graduate student, we hope you will consider participating. If you are a member of the faculty or post-doc, we hope you will volunteer to judge and provide feedback, encourage graduate students to become involved, and persuade undergraduate students to attend.

GMS Snack Time: Friday, Feb. 26 1-3pm

February 3rd, 2016 in test

Join us on Friday, February 26th from 1-3pm for a winter-themed GMS Snack Time! All GMS Students are welcome.


Learn more about GMS programs: Upcoming Webinars

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NEW Upcoming Biomedical Research Technologies webinars:

Tuesday, February 23 at 5pm (EST)

Tuesday, March 22 at 12 noon (EST)

Click here to sign up

Upcoming Healthcare Emergency Management Open Houses


Click here to sign up

Upcoming Oral Health Sciences webinars:

Tuesday, February 23 at 12 noon (EST)

Thursday, March 18 at 12 noon (EST)

Monday, April 25 at 12 noon (EST)

Click here to sign up

Upcoming Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Informational Sessions

Friday January 22 : 10 am – 2 pm

Friday, February 12: 10 am – 2 pm

Saturday, February 27: 10 am – 2 pm

Monday, March 14 : 10 am – 2 pm

Monday, April 25: 10 am – 2 pm

Click here to sign up.

Feb. 1 Off-Campus Housing Fair

January 19th, 2016 in test

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 4-6 p.m.
Location: George Sherman Union, Back Court, Charles River Campus

Are you thinking about living off-campus? Not sure how to begin searching for an apartment? Learn how to navigate Boston’s rental market. Talk with realtors, property managers, representatives from Boston’s Inspectional Services Department, BU Rental Property Management and Medical Campus Housing Resources. Learn about Off-Campus Services new website for apartment listings and roommates searches.

Boston University Responsible Conduct of Research

January 13th, 2016 in test

The BU Advanced Program in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) will continue its advanced workshop series in February 2016. All doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers in the sciences, social sciences, and engineering are invited to earn their BU advanced RCR Certificate.Those who will be supported by NSF awards or by NIH training grants now or in the future must obtain a Certificate of Completion for compliance purposes. For all other doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, it is recommended that advanced RCR training be completed.

Recommendations for individuals who are covered by NIH or NSF grants and, thus, have to meet compliance requirements: These individuals must complete Steps 1 and 2 (online training modules) within 30 days of the start of grant support. Completion of these modules is required before signing up for the four workshops. All four advanced RCR workshops must be completed within two years.

Recommendations for individuals who are not covered by an NIH or NSF grant: After completion of Steps 1 and 2 (online training modules), doctoral candidates are recommended to commence the four advanced RCR workshops in their second or third year and complete the four workshops at the rate of at least one workshop per semester. The goal is for all workshops to be completed by the end of the fourth year at the latest. Postdoctoral researchers are recommended to complete Steps 1 and 2 (online) as early as possible and commence the four advanced RCR workshops in the semester in which online preparation is completed.

The announcement includes directions for completing the online modules (Steps 1 and 2) and the online addresses necessary to check individual RCR status and register for the advanced RCR workshops.

TO REGISTER: Register here. completed

To CHECK WORKSHOP COMPLETION: Look here to see what workshops you have completed.