Registration and Course Information



SPH degree candidates must successfully complete courses numbered SPH 700 and above or graduate courses offered outside of SPH specifically approved to count toward their degree programs. For more information about approved courses, including a list of courses from other BU schools and colleges that count for SPH degree credit, review the current SPH Course Rotation Guide 2016-17.

Course Schedule

Each semester’s course listing is viewable on the Student Link; click on “University Class Schedule” and search by “SPH” under College for a listing of SPH courses.


Review the class schedule and use the “Planner” function on the Student Link to construct your schedule.  The Planner is available under the Academics tab. Click Registration > Reg Options > Plan > Add additional classes to your Planner
If the Planner tool is not available this indicates a possible issue with your account, and you should contact the SPH Registrar’s Office immediately to resolve the issue before registration.


Registration will take place on the Student Link on October 23, 2016 at 9:00 AM. For an overview of the process, please see the Course Planning & Registration Guide.

Wait List Form

Closed out of a course? Use the wait list form.

Course Descriptions

SPH students, faculty, and staff may view course descriptions for approved SPH courses in the SPH Bulletin. Semester course descriptions are also viewable on the “University Course Schedule” for the specific semester.

Course Description Search

For a listing of courses by topic across Boston University, go to BU Course Description Search. This site also links to registration information for the current semester. Course Description Search is part of the BU app downloadable to mobile devices.

Course Evaluations

Online SPH course evaluations.

Reader, Book, and Room Information

Books and course readers are purchased at the BU Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Kenmore Square. Class room assignments are posted to the Student Link.