Departmental Programs – Charles River Campus
Students performing research with CSN-affiliated faculty are from a variety of programs administered on the Charles River Campus including:
Biology at Boston University is a highly integrative department, with faculty teaching and conducting research in the broad range of fields of contemporary life sciences. They offer a PhD in Biology and a Master of Science in Biology, with research areas in cell and molecular biology; ecology, behavior and evolution; marine biology; and neurobiology.
BU’s Biomedical Engineering Department is among the largest of its kind in the US and is home to award-winning faculty, exceptional students, and numerous research centers and laboratories engaged in an array of interdisciplinary biomedical activities. Degree offerings include a PhD, Master of Science, Master of Engineering, and an MD/PhD.
Boston University’s Computer Science Department prepares undergraduates and graduate students for careers in research and industry. Graduate degrees in Computer Science include a Master of Science and a PhD option.
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Boston University Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) is ranked among the top 20 private engineering schools. They offer many programs including a Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Master of Science in Robotics & Autonomous Systems, PhD in Computer Engineering, and the PhD in Electrical Engineering.
The department of Health Sciences at Sargent College is large, with the broadest range of programs and career possibilities. They offer a Master of Science and PhD in Human Physiology, and several Master of Science degrees in Nutrition.
Mathematics & Statistics
The Boston University Mathematics & Statistics Department has accomplished research groups in many areas of mathematics and statistics, including dynamical systems and its applications, geometry/topology, number theory, probability and statistics, as well as specialized centers such as the Center for BioDynamics and the Statistics & Consulting Unit. Graduate students may choose from a Masters of Science in Statistical Practice, Master of Arts in Statistics, Phd in Statistics, PhD in Pure & Applied Mathematics or a PhD in Statistics.
The Dynamics, Robotics, Systems, and Control group, part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University, develops technologies for the design, analysis, and control of complex systems in a variety of application areas including dynamics, systems & control, robotics, and automation. Offerings include a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, a dual-degree Master of Science/Master of Business Administration in Product Design & Manufacture, a Master of Science in Product Design & Manufacture, a Master of Science in Robotics & Autonomous Systems, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering.
The Boston University Department of Occupational Therapy explores biological and psychological processes that influence people’s daily activities in order to develop strategies and treatments to improve the lives of patients. They offer both entry-level and post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree options, as well as a combined Doctor of Occupational Therapy/PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences.
The Biological Physics research group at Boston University contributes to an interdisciplinary field involving the application of the principles and techniques of experimental physics, biochemistry, and molecular biology to understand how biomolecules function and to characterize, manipulate, and modify living systems. Program offerings include a Master of Arts in Physics and a PhD in Physics. Well-qualified graduate students are eligible for full support and training through an NIH-sponsored Molecular Biophysics Training Program.
Psychological & Brain Sciences
The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences (PBS) has faculty who are engaged in teaching and researching a broad range of topics focused on enhancing the understanding of mind, brain and behavior. PBS offers a Master of Arts in Psychology, as well as PhD options in Brain, Behavior and Cognition, Clinical Psychology, and Developmental Science.
Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences
Part of the Sargent College for Health Sciences, Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences at Boston University contributes to speech and hearing neuroscience. Graduate programs include the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, the combined Master of Science/PhD in Speech-Language Pathology, and the PhD in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences.
Information regarding graduate programs in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences can be found here, with graduate programs in the College of Engineering found here.