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 diverse curriculum options, strong professional development training and a fully funded financial aid package, including tuition, a competitive stipend and health insurance. Students have the opportunity to choose one the following paths for their doctoral education:

Direct Entry to one of these Departments/Programs
Anatomy and Neurobiology
Behavioral Neuroscience
Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Neuroscience: Boston University-Campus Wide Degree Program
Graduate Program for Neuroscience (GPN) *Computational Neuroscience track available

Umbrella Program
Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS)
Degree granting departments and programs include:
Biochemistry | Biophysics |Genetics & Genomics | Immunology Training | Microbiology | Molecular & Translational Medicine | Nutrition & Metabolism |Oral Biology | Pathology | Physiology

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.

Please contact GMS Office of Admissions if you have questions. If you are interested in the M.D./Ph.D.   you may also contact Boston University School of Medicine’s Office of Admission.