Academic Support Resources

SPH offers a variety of academic support resources both inside and outside of the classroom to promote academic success. If you are seeking information about advising and registration, please visit the Advising & Registration page.

The Office for Graduate Student Life (GSL) centralizes support for current SPH Students. The Office acts as a liaison between students and faculty, advocating for student needs and concerns. GSL supports students in need of academic accommodations and Disability Services, to insure that all students have equal access to educational and professional opportunities on campus. GSL works with students who are in distress and those who are looking to access behavioral health resources. Please contact Mary Murphy-Phillips about any area related to student life at 617-638-5059 or mcmurph@bu.edu.

SPH offers appointments with peer coaches to cover topics for written and oral communication. For more information, please visit bu.edu/sph/communicate or contact the Program Manager.

The core course tutoring program is a free peer tutoring program for MPH students who are at risk of failing to meet the minimum grade required (B–) in the MPH core courses. Students are referred to the program by their core course instructor. For more information, please contact the Program Manager.

The Boston University School of Public Health Graduate Student Life Office (GSLO) is committed to promoting learning opportunities outside the classroom for all its enrolled students. A unique component of master’s and doctoral education is learning through collaboration and presentation at regional, national, and international conferences. The GSL Student Conference Travel Fund Program (SCTFP) supports students so that they may take advantage of these opportunities by applying for travel reimbursement.

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Boston, MA 02215
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The Educational Resource Center (ERC) provides comprehensive support services and resources students need to ensure academic success at a large urban university. The ERC’s progressive, non-remedial approach focuses on serving all Boston University students who are looking for assistance in meeting their academic challenges, whether large or small. The ERC’s dynamic programs and services are free to all current University students and alumni. For weekly updates and additional ERC resources, visit their blog. Hours of operation during the academic year are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.–10 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday, noon–10 p.m.; Saturday by pre-approval only.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of in-class resources to help them solidify the concepts learned in their coursework. These in-class resources include:

  • TA review sessions
  • instructor’s office hours
  • group study sessions formed with classmates

Please refer to your course syllabi for more information on these opportunities in your courses.