Education Track in Anatomy Program (PhD)

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 virtually identical 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 on the Department of Anatomy pages of this site.

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. Most of these hours (65 credits) 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 January 15. Applications must be submitted through the IU Bloomington Graduate School.

Financial Aid

Qualified PhD applicants may be funded via Associate Instructor teaching positions that include a 10-month salary and fee-remission awards. Associate Instructor positions are available on a competitive basis, and the graduate student must reapply for a position each year. Summer AI Application