Applying to the Program

100_5587szdStudents are admitted for matriculation in the Fall semester. PhD applicants are admitted into the Program in Biomedical Sciences umbrella program: PIBS. Required Documents within the application are: three letters of recommendation; an unofficial, English transcript of each college or university attended, a resume and a personal statement. GRE scores are not required. For applicants from foreign countries, TOEFL is also required. General admission information is available here for both masters and PhD applicants. Click here for data metrics of our Physiology & Biophysics PhD program.

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 1st to the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences (not the Boston University Graduate School) at the Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.  Applicants to the masters program may apply directly to the Programs at the address below, or create an account and Apply Online.


Correspondence & Information

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

Telephone: (617) 358-8464