Admissions

We are currently reviewing Master’s applications for the Spring 2014 semester. Although we offer rolling admissions, we strongly recommend that you submit your application and supporting materials by the following deadlines:

Master’s Applications: Click to Apply

  • For Spring 2015 Enrollment – Apply by Nov. 15, 2014
  • For Fall 2015 Enrollment – Apply by July 15, 2015

PhD Applications: Click to Apply through PiBS

  • All applications are centralized and must go through the Program in Biomedical Sciences  (PiBS)Apply by Dec. 1, 2014

A small number of scholarships are available for Master’s candidates who are accepted. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

If you have questions about the application process, please feel free to contact Ms. Natasha Easter in the Admissions Office at tashah@bu.edu or 617-638-5217.

Please send all official test scores (GRE, MCAT, TOEFL) to Institution Code 3251 (Division of Graduate Medical Sciences). The Department code is 0299. The Office of Admissions fax number is 617-638-5740.

You will find answers to some of your basic questions about admission to the program by visiting the Frequently Asked Questions page.

For administrative and basic information about the Program, you may contact our Program Administrator, Di (Eddy) Gao, at dgao@bu.edu. For specific questions about the program, you may directly contact one of the Program Directors, Dr. Susan K. Fried at skfried@bu.edu or Dr. Lynn L. Moore at llmoore@bu.edu.

Applications to Master’s Degree Program in Nutrition & Metabolism:

To apply to the M.S. program, you will need the following information and documents:

  • Undergraduate transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • GRE test scores (or MCAT or DAT)
  • TOEFL scores (See Frequently Asked Questions for more info)
  • Name & contact information for 3 references
  • Application fee
  • You apply directly to the Nutrition and Metabolism program through the GMS online admissions page. After you start the application, you will need to select Nutrition and Metabolism to apply.

    Applications to PhD Program in Nutrition & Metabolism:

    To apply to the PhD program, you will need the following information and documents:

    • Undergraduate transcripts
    • Personal statement
    • GRE test scores (or MCAT or DAT)
    • TOEFL scores (See Frequently Asked Questions for more info)
    • Name & contact information for 3 references
    • Application fee

    If you wish to apply to the PhD program in Nutrition and Metabolism, you must use the “Programs in Biomedical Sciences” (PiBS) admissions portal. Your application will be considered along with all other applications to the participating PiBS programs (i.e., biochemistry, biophysics, genetics and genomics, immunology, microbiology, molecular medicine, nutrition and metabolism, pathology, physiology). You are not required to make a final decision about which graduate program you wish to enter when you apply to GMS. Year one required courses are part of an integrated curriculum (called “Foundations in Biomedical Sciences“) and these are the same for all of the above PhD programs. In year two, you will need to declare your research interest area. If you know that you want to focus on Nutrition and Metabolism at the time that you apply, you may select this interest area. If you do this, you will be given an advisor from the Nutrition and Metabolism program to guide you through your course selection in the first year.

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