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Ph.D. Degree Programs
Welcome to the Ph.D. degree programs administered by the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS) at BU School of Medicine. GMS 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. The Ph.D. programs offer diverse curriculum options and strong professional development training, as well as a fully funded financial aid package including tuition, a stipend to meet living expenses, and health insurance.
Students have the opportunity to choose one the following three paths for their doctoral education:
Entry Portal to 9 Ph.D. Degree Options
University-Wide Neuroscience Degree
Direct Entry to 4 Departments/Programs
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- The Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS) is a new medical campus portal that allows entry into 1 of 9 Ph.D. departments and programs (Biochemistry, Biophysics, Genetics and Genomics, Immunology Training Program, Microbiology, Molecular Medicine, Nutrition and Metabolism, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Physiology).
- The Graduate Program for Neuroscience (GPN) is University-Wide, servicing the BU neuroscience community.
- There are direct-entry options into Anatomy & Neurobiology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Oral Biology and Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics.
- Additionally, there is a new Addiction Training Grant from Burroughs Wellcome Fund, that prepares students to apply diverse approaches to addiction research using tools from bench science, medicine, population studies, statistics, and computational biology.
Additional programs of study
- The combined M.D. / Ph.D. Program is also available by applying jointly to GMS and BUSM.
- Combined Doctor of Optometry (OD) and Ph.D. degree is also available in conjunction with The New England College of Optometry (NECO).
- * A Vesalius “Certificate” is also available to Ph.D. students in the Anatomy and Neurobiology department.
Our students receive funding for training in specific areas including but not limited to: 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.