How to Apply
To be considered for admission to the PhD in Human Physiology program, please apply online via the Boston University Application.
If you experience technical challenges with the online application, please contact Application Support by email at email@example.com, by phone at 857-304-2001, or via online chat through the Applicant Help Center website. For all other questions about the program or application requirements, please contact Sargent College directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. When contacting us, be sure to include your full name, the name of the program you are applying to, and your application ID number (located at the top of your application).
Applications are closed.
In addition to submitting an online application, the following items are required to be considered for admission to the PhD in Human Physiology program:
Applicants should submit unofficial transcripts by uploading them within the ‘Academic History’ section of the application. Applicants receiving a degree from a college or university located outside of the United States must also submit a formal course-by-course evaluation of all non-US transcripts from a third-party verification organization such as World Education Services (WES) directly to Sargent College.
The minimum GPA for this program is a 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.
If you are admitted to the program and choose to enroll, you will then be asked to submit official copies of all transcripts prior to matriculation. All enrolled students must complete a baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution prior to matriculation.
Applicants may be admitted with either a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the biological or health sciences. Three (3) courses in the biological sciences, two (2) courses in chemistry, and one (1) course in math, statistics, or computer science. Coursework can be in progress when you apply but must be completed prior to matriculation.
Standardized Test Scores
GRE scores are not required to apply to the program. Any GRE scores received by the program will not be considered by the admissions committee.
For international students whose first language is not English, official TOEFL iBT or IELTS Academic scores are required unless you have completed a baccalaureate degree at an institution where the primary language of instruction is English. TOEFL iBT scores should be submitted electronically through ETS to BU using the institutional code 3087. IELTS Academic scores should be requested from IELTS to be released to Boston University Graduate Programs.
The minimum TOEFL iBT score for this program is 100, and the minimum IELTS Academic score is 7.
Letters of Recommendation
Three (3) letters of recommendation are required, two of which should be academic mentors or professors. Letters of recommendation must be submitted through the online application.
The online application requires applicants to upload a personal statement. Your statement should address the following prompt:
Describe your professional interests as well as your career goals. Select a potential faculty mentor and explain your choice. Include your reasons for pursuing this particular research area.
The online application requires applicants to upload a CV/resume. Be sure to include an up to date publication list, if applicable.
A non-refundable BU application fee of $95 is required. Applicants will be prompted to pay by credit card prior to submitting the online application.