MS in Bioimaging

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The Master of Science in Bioimaging is a multidisciplinary program developed by the departments of Radiology and Anatomy & Neurobiology with contributions from the Department of Physiology & Biophysics. The program is designed to trail individuals to fill a rapidly growing need for skilled experts in imaging and allied science and technology. In the Bioimaging program, you will benefit from hands-on experience with CT, PET, SPECT, 1.5, 3.0, and 11.7 TMRI, US And TMS, which will ultimately qualify you for positions in the healthcare and biomedical instrumentation industries, academia, and in a wide variety of private and government research centers.

To satisfy the demand for the field’s broad exposure to imaging modalities, we provide students with a choice between three tracks to obtaining their degree. These include two 36 credit one year degree options: the Academic Clinical Track or the Academic Research Track. Alternatively, students may elect to take the combined Clinical & Research Track, requiring 48 credits and two years to completion.

Each track provides a broad background in basic and advanced sub-disciplines of imaging and anatomy, embodying the latest advances in imaging technologies, neurosciences, and robotics. The two one-year tracks differ in their preparation for entering the field. The Academic Clinical Track provides students with the didactic education and ethics requirements necessary to sit for the ARRT advanced certification exam that allows one to enter the field as a registered technologist. This track provides not only the theoretical knowledge base of biomedical imaging but also provides students with the required credentials to sit for ARRT certification exam. Alternatively, the Academic Research Track provides you with a research-based focus culminating in a thesis project that enables you to enter the broad fields of academia and industry.

As a third option, one may take the combined Clinical-Research track. This option provides clinical and research experience as well as professional development under the supervision of the Departments of Radiology, Anatomy & Neurobiology, and Physiology and Biophysics at the Boston University Medical Campus. This track provides not only the theoretical knowledge base of biomedical imaging but also provides students with the required credentials to sit for AART certification exam.

Program Structure

The required core and elective courses of the program are conducted at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center.

The degree is awarded by the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences at Boston University School of Medicine.

Faculty includes prominent members of the departments of Radiology, Anatomy & Neurobiology, and Physiology & Biophysics, as well as outside experts in industry, academia, government, and private imaging centers.


Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree in a basic, biological, physical, computer, or social-behavioral science from an accredited university. We recommend a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. Also, applicants must submit the results from either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). International students whose native language is not English must complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). We offer rolling admissions but recommend that prospective applicants submit completed applications before August 1 for fall (September) admission and before November 15 for spring (January) admission.
 A complete application consists of the completed school and department copies of the application, a personal statement, three letters of reference, and official transcripts from every college or university attended. Test scores should be sent directly to the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences from the testing center. Our GRE/TOEFL number is 3251. Please go to our website to begin the application process online.