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Application to BBS is through the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) - make sure to select Division of Medical Sciences and then BBS as you progress through the site. Follow the below instructions to ensure your application routes to the Biological and Biomedical Sciences PhD Program.


Selecting the BBS Program on the GSAS Application


After starting a GSAS application, click on the Continue button until you see the following with a page list on the left-hand side. Click on "Degree Program Selection" in order to choose BBS as your program.



Once on the Degree Programs Selection page, select "Division of Medical Sciences" as your program from the drop down menu.



Then select "Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS)" as your subject from the drop down list.



From this point you should complete the rest of the GSAS application. Make sure to have scanned documents ready to upload when prompted. For additional help with the GSAS Application, click here.



The application for Fall 2021 matriculation is now open. Please click here to apply.

The application deadline is December 1, 2020 at 5:00pm Eastern time. 


DMS Admissions Office

DMS Student Affairs Office

Harvard Medical School

TMEC 435
260 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Tel: (617) 432-0162



What is considered a completed Application

Items uploaded to the online application:

  • Completed online application
  • Statement of Purpose
  • CV
  • GRE Scores optional
  • TOEFL or IELTS Scores (if applicable) - student copy
  • Transcripts - official copy
  • Certificates & other pertinent information (if applicable)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • $105 application Fee


FAQs and Other Information on the Application Process

Please visit the DMS admissions page to learn more about admissions process and requirements as well as the answers to frequently asked questions.



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