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Boston University

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Boston, MA

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Overview

Boston University / Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 32
Doctoral Degrees 10

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Thesis Alternate accepted
Research apprenticeship
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

986
Applied
122
Accepted
34
Enrolled
12%

Applying

95
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements Three letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement, curriculum vitae
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Three letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement, curriculum vitae

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 84

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership

Student Body

100
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
94%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10%
Black or African American 3%
White or Caucasian 58%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2%
Unknown 5%

Gender

Male (24%)
Female (76%)

Location & Contact

Address One Silber Way
Boston, MA  02215
United States
Contact David Somers
Chairman
Email: somers@bu.edu
Phone: 617-358-1372
Fax: 617-353-6933

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