Admission Information

General Application Process

The Division of Graduate Medical Sciences at Boston University School of Medicine coordinates all graduate school applications.

A common application form is used for all departments so it is important to designate “Anatomy & Neurobiology” as your department of interest on that form. The Vesalius program is a M.S. degree. Please visit the Division’s Admissions page for specific information on criteria and application information.

Visit the  Online Application to start your application. As we understand that there is a time delay for the submission of transcripts, you may submit an unofficial transcript to the program until we receive the official one. The MCAT may be substituted for the GRE for application to this program.

Applications are transferred from the Graduate Division to the appropriate department, based on the department designated by the applicant. Each Department has its own internal admissions committee.

Specific Information for Anatomy & Neurobiology-Vesalius Program

We are looking for students with a strong interest in neurobiology and anatomy. Often this is demonstrated by a good undergraduate record in the sciences. Many but not all successful applicants have prior research experience. Some of our students come to us directly from undergraduate programs, and others have worked in laboratories or in clinical positions before deciding to return to school. A number of our applicants have had direct experience in teaching and come to our program to increase their training.

The Vesalius program provides broad exposure to our areas of expertise and can be used to prepare for further education as a doctoral or medical student, or to provide credentials for advancement in a variety of academic and non-academic settings. Our admissions committee meets regularly from Fall through early Spring.  While our admissions process is rolling, we encourage applicants to apply no later than the end of April for mid-August matriculation.