Any person who has completed all requirements for a baccalaureate degree from a recognized college or university, or with equivalent education, may apply for admission to the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences. Candidates to the basic science departments must have a strong background in the biological and physical sciences (a minimum of 28 credits or the equivalent). Candidates may apply to individuals programs or to the Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS).
The candidate must also have completed the special prerequisites of the department or program in which the student is matriculating. Prerequisite courses not completed before registration may be completed while the candidate is in residence as a graduate student, but may not be presented for graduate credit.
Please see the Graduate Admissions website for further details and how to apply.
Requirements for the Ph.D. degrees may vary. Please refer to individual departments / programs websites (below) or Program Coordinators for specific Ph.D. admissions requirements.
- Anatomy & Neurobiology
- Anatomy and Neurobiology/Biomedical Neuroscience
- Behavioral Neuroscience
- Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
- Pharmacology/Biomedical Neuroscience
- Program in Biomedical Sciences
Additional programs of study:
- Combined Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) 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.