Graduate Programs

Thank you for your interest in applying to BU College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. We look forward to reviewing your application—and hope to see you on a campus tour!

Our programs are top-ranked nationally.

All of the Sargent College graduate programs tracked by U.S. News & World Report rank in the top 8 percent in their respective fields. We’re the only university in New England to have 3 health programs nationally ranked in the top 25. Learn more.

We invite you to visit.

There’s no better way to find out if BU and a Sargent graduate program are right for you. You can meet with students, staff, academic advisors, and faculty members in your chosen program. Learn more and arrange a visit.

Apply directly to the program of your choice.

Click on any graduate program below for information on how to apply:

Human Physiology

You must apply online using the BU Online Application for Graduate Admissions.

Application fee: $80

MS program deadline: January 15

Doctor of Philosophy program: Applications are considered as they are received. To be considered for financial aid, apply by February 1.


DPD/MS/DI and MS programs:

You must apply online using the BU Online Application for Graduate Admissions.

Application fee: $80

Postmark deadline: February 1. Late applications will not be reviewed.

Combined MS/DI program:

Two applications are required for the Combined MS/DI Program:

  1. BU Online Application for Graduate Admissions (BU Application fee: $80)
  2. Online Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Service (DICAS).

Please note the following when applying to our program using DICAS:

    • Official GRE scores must be received by February 15. This can be done by:
      • Entering the Sargent College code (3028) when you take the GRE. Your scores will be sent directly to our admissions office.
      • Requesting that the testing service send your scores to:
        Boston University/Sargent College
        Graduate Admissions Office, Room 207
        635 Commonwealth Avenue
        Boston MA 02215
    • Your personal statement must be limited to a maximum of 500 words and must answer ONLY the following question: “What qualities and skills will I bring to my studies and eventual practice in the field of nutrition and dietetics?”*

    *Note: If you are applying to the DPD/MS/DI or the MS Nutrition, please follow the personal statement prompt provided on the BU Online Application, not the one stated above.

    • Recommendation forms should be completed by individuals familiar with your academic ability and/or professional work experience. Note that recommendations are only required for the DICAS application. Sargent does not require recommendations as part of the College’s Graduate Application.

    Deadline: February 15. Late applications will not be reviewed.

    The MS/DI program participates in the AND Computer Match through D&D Digital, 304 Main Street, Ames, Iowa 50010. Telephone: 515-292-0400.

    Occupational Therapy

    Entry-level MSOT:  Students must apply online using the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS) application. Please visit the MSOT Admissions website for additional requirements and information. Deadline: December 15.

    Post-professional OTD: The OTD has rolling admissions (no application deadline), and matriculates students in September, January, and May. Please visit the OTD How-to-Apply webpage for more specific instructions.

    Physical Therapy

    For the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, you must apply using the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) application.

    Deadline: December 15

    Rehabilitation Sciences

    You must apply online using the BU Online Application for Graduate Admissions.
    Application fee: $80
    Application review for fall begins in mid-January.
    Deadline to be considered for financial aid: January 15.
    Please visit the PhD in Rehab Sciences Admissions webpage for requirements and specific instructions.

    Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology

    Clinical MS in Speech-Language Pathology: You must apply online using the Communication Science and Disorders Centralized Application System (CSDCAS) application. Please see our Admission Requirements for more information.

    Deadline: January 1

    Combined MS/PhD in Speech-Language Pathology: You must apply online using the CSDCAS application and indicate your wish to enter this program in the essay with a description of your research interests and choice of faculty mentor.

    Deadline: January 1

    Research PhD in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences: You must apply online using the BU Online Application for Graduate Admissions. (BU Application fee: $80)

    Deadline: February 1

    International Students

    If you are an international student interested in our graduate programs, please click here for specific requirements.

    Questions about Sargent College? We’d love to help.

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    Sargent College Academic Services Center
    635 Commonwealth Avenue