Admissions Process and Timeline

General Information

For information on your desired degree program, what to expect as a student in a particular program, and other current departmental information, you can visit our graduate programs page. Each program offers a unique and tailored program for their respective fields—we encourage all students to familiarize themselves with the department to which they are applying.

If you are unsure of what area may be a best fit for your goals, we encourage you to review the faculty research and areas of interest in your perspective fields. This will give applicants a better understanding of the research and areas of focus within our departments.

Test Scores and Requirements

Submitting GRE and TOEFL score reports (if Required)
GRE and TOEFL scores should be sent electronically to BU from ETS. It takes 10 to 12 days for ETS to deliver official scores to Boston University. Therefore, you should request your official scores be sent to BU at least two weeks before the deadline. Please be sure to indicate Boston University as a recipient of official score reports—our institutional code with ETS for both the GRE and TOEFL is 3087. No department code is required. The electronic scores are considered official.

International Students

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