PhD Education at BU

Research Driven. Student Centered. Inclusive Training.

Boston University’s PhD programs offer an academic environment designed to spark intellectual discovery and spur action. Our PhD programs guarantee all PhD students in good standing five years of stipend support, 100% tuition scholarship, and a health insurance credit. This approach reflects BU’s commitment to nurturing the next generation of researchers across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and engineering. 

As a PhD student at BU, you’re not only learning, but doing. Whether you’re working in a lab, serving as a teaching fellow, writing a paper for publication, or completing an internship, you’re simultaneously preparing for your future professional life while also working side-by-side with those who are already well along in their careers. BU is also one of the world’s foremost research universities with extensive, world-class facilities  

Learn more about our PhD program offerings, and hone your intellectual curiosity at BU. 

Prospective Student Resources

Explore Boston University's PhD program offerings and learn more about how to apply.

PhD Program Profiles

Take a deeper look into BU's PhD programs. Providing statistical portraits across key metrics, the PhD Program Profiles aim to give prospective students a clear sense of their program of interest.

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PhD Student Professional Development

Explore the resources available to support your professional development journey.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Learn more about the diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in graduate education.

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