Course Schedule

Each semester’s course listing is viewable on the  My BU Student Portal; select the Academics tab and click on “University Class Schedule”  and search by “SPH” under College for a listing of SPH courses.


Review the class schedule and use the “Planner” function on the Student Link to construct your schedule.  The Planner is available under the Academics tab. Click Registration > Reg Options > Plan > Add additional classes to your Planner
If the Planner tool is not available this indicates a possible issue with your account, and you should contact the SPH Registrar’s Office immediately to resolve the issue before registration.


Registration takes place on the My BU Student Portal; Fall 2023 registration is on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 9:00am. Please see the registration instructions and course drop instructions for step-by-step registration guides.  If you have additional questions about registration, read our Registration FAQs.

Waitlist Form

Closed out of a course? Use the waitlist form, available on our forms page.  Have questions about the waitlist?  Read the Waitlist FAQs.

Courses & Course Descriptions

SPH degree candidates must successfully complete courses numbered SPH 700 and above or graduate courses offered outside of SPH specifically approved to count toward their degree programs.  SPH students, faculty, and staff may view course descriptions for approved SPH courses in the SPH Bulletin. Semester course descriptions are also viewable on the  My BU Student Portal on the University Course Schedule link under the academics tab.  Non-SPH courses that are pre-approved for MPH credit are listed on the Transfer Credit Form available on our forms page.

Course Description Search

For a listing of courses by topic across Boston University, go to BU Course Description Search. This site also links to registration information for the current semester. Course Description Search is part of the BU app downloadable to mobile devices.

Course Evaluations

Online SPH course evaluations.

Reader, Book, and Room Information

Books and course readers are purchased at the BU Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Classroom assignments are posted to the Student Link.