For all prospective Nutrition & Metabolism graduate students:

  • One of the following is required: GRE, MCAT or DAT. Use code 3087
  • Pre-requisites: basic pre-med requirements (1 year of biology and chemistry, at least one semester of organic chemistry), some advanced coursework in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, physiology and/or genetics is a plus. No specific coursework in nutrition is required. There is no specific undergraduate major that we require.
  • Research Experience is beneficial to your application; please describe in some detail if possible.
  • No specific GPA is required, but the most competitive applicants present at least B’s or better in advanced (junior/senior level) courses.

You will find answers to some of your basic questions about admission to the program by visiting the Frequently Asked Questions page. More general information for prospective students about documents required, program costs, financial aid, etc can be found at the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences.

Master’s Applications:
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We are currently reviewing Master’s applications for the Spring and Fall 2017 semesters. Although we offer rolling admissions, we strongly recommend that you submit your application and supporting materials as soon as possible. Apply early for best chance of scholarships. Applications close earlier for international applicants. For example, for spring 2017, international applications closed on November 1st while domestic applications will close December 15th.

A small number of scholarships are available for Master’s candidates who are accepted.

PhD Applications:

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The Program in Biomedical Sciences begins accepting applications in September each year. The last day to apply for 2017 is December 1, 2016. Prospective applicants will need to create an account with the Boston University Centralized Application System (BU-GMS CAS), and then complete or upload all personal, academic and supporting documentation. During the application process you will be able to select Nutrition and Metabolism as you program of choice (even though you are applying through the centralized admissions system). The Admissions Committee will select competitive applicants to attend one of two interview days sometime in late January-February. You will be notified of the committee’s decision via email following the last interview day.

For information about the Program, you may contact the Program Director, Dr. Lynn L. Moore at