PhD Prospective Students

The Division of Graduate Medical Sciences is located in a modern urban academic health center, Boston University Medical Center, which houses a world-class faculty with many established collaborations between clinical and basic science investigators. Our PhD programs offer the following:

Students have the opportunity to choose one the following three paths for their doctoral education:

Direct Entry to 3 Departments & Programs

Anatomy & Neurobiology
Behavioral Neuroscience
Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics

BU-Wide Neuroscience Degree

GPN:  Graduate Program for Neuroscience

First Year Umbrella Program



Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS)



Genetics and Genomics

Immunology Training Program


Molecular and Translational Medicine

Nutrition and Metabolism

Oral Biology

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine


Additional programs of study

Available Training Grants

Our students receive funding for training in specific areas including but not limited to: Addiction Science, Aging, Biomolecular Pharmacology, Cancer Biology, Cardiovascular Biology, Inflammation, Metabolism, Endocrinology and Obesity, Pathogenesis, Pulmonary Biology and Immunology.  Additionally we have a robust mentorship program that emphasizes professional development and career opportunities.

If after reading our FAQ’s, you still have unanswered questions, please contact GMS Office of Admissions. If interested in the M.D./Ph.D.   you may also contact  Boston University School of Medicine’s Office of Admission.