PhD Curriculum


Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS) at Boston University is committed to providing students with all the tools and resources necessary to excel in biomedical research and beyond.  This means we consider not only what we teach, but also how best to teach it.  We consider what knowledge, skills and experiences best prepare our students for the opportunities and challenges that await them.

Students can choose from several curriculum options during their early didactic years depending on their path of entry as indicted below.  All students have the opportunity to  participate in our  Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training or BEST program that focuses on professional development  activities ranging from seminars and workshops to classes for credit.  This program  can be explored throughout a student’s tenure in GMS regardless of the student’s department/program affiliation.  Additionally, many of our faculty are affiliated with multiple graduate programs thereby providing each student the opportunity to work within a broader research community.

Curriculum:  GMS Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS) Portal to 10  Ph.D. Degree Options
Curriculum: University-Wide Graduate Program in Neuroscience (GPN)
Curriculum:  Direct-Entry Through a Department/Program