Applying to the Graduate Program in Physiology & Biophysics

100_5587szdStudents are admitted for matriculation in the Fall semester.   General admission information is available here for both masters and PhD applicants, and there is a link to the standard requirements for admission to the Boston University Division of Graduate Medical Sciences. The GRE General Test is required. For applicants from foreign countries, TOEFL is also required.

Our Curriculum

Boston University’s Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS) offers training towards the Ph.D. degree by integrating the foundations of interdisciplinary biomedical research with focused investigation and preparation for career advancement. Your specific research project brings this extensive training into excellent focus, providing a quantitative approach to our medically significant research.

See full details about our curriculum.

The Role of Graduate Education

With Graduate Education playing a key role in the vibrancy of our scientific research, we work to continually improve the Programs in Physiology and Biophysics and expand the opportunities for our graduate students. Students who graduate from our programs with a Ph.D. or M.D/Ph.D. degree have gone on to extremely successful careers in all areas of academic, pharmaceutical and industrial science.

Application Deadline

Application to the PhD program must be made by December 2nd to the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences (not the Boston University Graduate School) at the Boston University School of Medicine.  Applicants to the masters program may apply directly to the Department at the address below, or create an account and Apply Online.


Correspondence & Information

Chair, Student Affairs & Admissions
Assoc. Prof. Esther Bullitt
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Boston University School of Medicine
700 Albany St., W302
Boston, MA 02118-2526

Telephone: (617) 638-5037
FAX: (617) 638-4041

November 23, 2015
Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine