Skip to main content
The Educational Track in Anatomy PhD program on the Bloomington campus is designed to produce anatomy educators capable producing quality research.

Education Track in Anatomy PhD Program 

The Education Track in Anatomy PhD Program is designed to produce doctoral-level anatomy educators capable of teaching all anatomical disciplines to undergraduate, graduate or medical students and producing high-quality educational research. Information is available here on the degree requirements as well as program admissions and financial aid.

The Education Track in Anatomy PhD is offered in two separate programs at two IU School of Medicine locations: Bloomington and Indianapolis. The curriculum is similar at both locations, but training can be tailored to leverage the unique educational opportunities available at each campus. The information here refers specifically to the PhD program at the IU School of Medicine–Bloomington. Find details on the Education Track in Anatomy PhD program offered by IU School of Medicine–Indianapolis.

If you want to be considered for both the Indianapolis campus and the Bloomington campus, please note each campus uses separate application processes. You need only apply to one campus, but you will need to explicitly state in your application that you want to be considered for BOTH programs. Please submit your application to your first choice campus (i.e., apply through Bloomington if you want to be considered first for Bloomington, or apply through Indianapolis if you want to be considered first for the Indianapolis program).


The application deadline for admission to the Education Track in Anatomy PhD Program at IU School of Medicine—Bloomington is December 1.


Degree Requirements

For the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree associated with the Education Track in Anatomy, a student must complete a total of 90 credit hours. The majority of these hours are earned through required coursework. Please explore the program curriculum to learn more.


The application deadline for the Education Track in Anatomy PhD program at IU School of Medicine–Bloomington is December 1. Applications must be submitted through the IU Bloomington Graduate School.

Financial Support

All students admitted to the Education Track in Anatomy PhD program at IUSM-Bloomington typically receive financial support in the form of teaching assistantships (Associate Instructor positions). These positions come with a competitive stipend, 30 credit hour tuition remission, and student health insurance. Students typically are funded for at least 5 years, as long as they are in good academic standing in the program and making adequate progress towards their degree. Associate Instructor positions are available on a competitive basis, and the graduate student must reapply for a position each year.