Current Students

Current students are required to meet with their designated program advisor at least three times a year for questions regarding policies and registration. Student research committees will be chosen in the first year and students are required to meet with their committee regularly.

Students may visit the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences website for specific information including deadlines, financial aid information, graduate information, class schedules and forms. Careful should be paid to program and University Registrar deadlines for submission of the student thesis and graduation paperwork. Please click HERE for access to graduate student forms.

The GMS Students page is a resource to help guide you through your academic career at BUSM. This portal provides access to important documents and forms required by GMS including Registration, Tuition and Financial Aid, Health Insurance, Thesis, Dissertation and Graduation, Policies and Procedures, the Student Handbook and Support Services, among other information.

All students should read and be familiar with the Forensic Anthropology Student Guidelines for their respective entry years. Student guidelines are in PDF format and can be downloaded from the following links:

Fall 2014

Fall 2015

Fall 2016

Fall 2017

Internal Awards, Scholarships and Assistantships

Travel awards are available to students traveling to other Universities, Institutions or Museum to conduct their thesis research project. Travel awards will be granted based on the merit of the proposed thesis proposal and will be granted by the Graduate Student Committee.

A limited number of Teaching Assistantships are available for 2nd year students. Opportunities as teaching assistants are available in Human Anatomy and Osteology, Crime Scene Investigation and several Forensic Anthropology courses.

The Boston University Women’s Guild scholarships awards scholarships to women enrolled in graduate programs at Boston University. For more information please visit the Boston University Women’s Guild website.

Professional Organizations

Students are strongly encouraged to join the American Academy of Forensic Sciences ( and the American Association of Physical Anthropology ( All membership fees are the responsibility of the student.

Field School and Internship Opportunities

For links to available Field School opportunities, please click HERE and for Internship opportunities, please click HERE.