WelcomeGMSbannerThe Division of Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS) at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) is a recognized leader in research and graduate education in the biomedical sciences. Our more than 900 students can choose from 33 fields of study, with interdisciplinary programs available in many areas. Students may pursue Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degrees in 15 different Departments and Programs. Masters degrees may be earned in many of these fields as well as in Medical Sciences, Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine, Clinical Investigation and other scientific and health services oriented disciplines. Certificates are also available in several areas of study.

GMS is located in the historic South End of Boston in the hub of a modern urban academic health center, Boston University Medical Center (BUMC), which includes Boston University School of Medicine, Boston University School of Public Health and the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine.  Also on campus is Boston Medical Center, one of Boston’s leading teaching hospitals and the primary teaching affiliate of BUSM. Together, these institutions boast a world-class faculty with many established collaborations between clinical and basic science investigators. This provides a unique opportunity for students to participate in translational and cross-disciplinary research using state-of-the art core facilities (e.g.  imaging, flow cytometry, proteomics and gene expression analysis).   Visit our Student Life page to learn more about life on campus and in Boston.


Boston University Medical School has a rich history dating back to 1848 when it began as the New England Female Medical College. Notably, it was the first institution in the world to offer medical education to women and also to graduate the first black woman physician. In 1873, the medical college merged with Boston University, becoming the first coeducational medical school in the nation.

BUSM is now home to nearly 1600 graduate and medical students who have chosen to pursue advanced degrees in an institution committed to excellence in training the scientists, physicians and biomedical educators of tomorrow guided by the institutional learning objectives, BU CARES.