Graduate Programs


Join us for our Graduate Professional Program Open House, October 5 or 26, 2018.

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 6 percent in their respective fields.

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:

For the Master of Science in Athletic Training program, you must apply using the Athletic Training Centralized Application Service.

Program deadline: We will begin accepting applications June 29, 2017 for our May 2018 class.

GRE scores: Submit official, original GRE scores through ATCAS, using Boston University’s ATCAS code: 1767.

Note: The entry-level Master of Science in Athletic Training program is separate from the Master of Science in Human Physiology with a concentration in Athletic Training, which is designed for individuals who are already athletic trainers and interested in post-professional education.  Please see below for the application to the Human Physiology program.

Questions?  Please review our Admission Requirements and Application Checklist.

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

The review of applications for the Human Physiology MS and PhD programs begins on January 15. Applications received after January 15 will be reviewed on a space-available basis, and financial aid availability may be limited.

Please visit the MS in Human Physiology or PhD in Human Physiology admissions pages for requirements and specific instructions.

DPD/MS/DI Program (Deadline: January 15, 2018)

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

MS, Two Semester Program (Deadline: August 1*)

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

*Note: The preferred deadline for applications is February 15. Applications will be accepted until August 1, but admission and financial scholarship opportunities are best when applications are submitted by February 15.

Combined MS/DI Program (Deadline: February 15)

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

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

Please note the following when applying to our program:

    • Official GRE scores must be received by February 15. Use the Sargent College code (3087) when you take the GRE, and your scores will be sent directly to our admissions office.
    • 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 two-semester MS Nutrition Program, please follow the personal statement instructions provided on the BU Online Application. The statement above is only for those applying to the Combined MS/DI Program.

    • 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.
    • Once applications are received and reviewed, selected candidates may be asked to participate in a Skype interview with a nutrition faculty member.

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

    Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)  Students must apply online using the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS). Please visit the entry-level OTD Admissions Requirements website for additional requirements and information.  Deadline: December 15.

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

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

    Deadline: November 15

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

    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.

    Deadline: January 1

    International Students

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

    Diversity and Inclusion at Boston University

    All students are welcome at BU Sargent College no matter your national origin, race, ethnicity,  gender identification and/or sexuality, or religion. Boston University was founded on principles of adherence to the rule of law, importance of scientific evidence, the fundamental  necessity of reasoned arguments and respect for all people including their right to free expression. For a letter from President Brown on this topic, please click here.

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