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.

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 IUPUI Graduate Office.

To qualify for admission in the Education Track in Anatomy PhD Program, applicants must have:

  • The equivalent of a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution of higher education, preferably in biology or a related scientific field with GPA of 3.4 .
  • GRE score above the 50th percentile overall, with strong scores on the writing portion of the test.

Students with prior graduate or professional school training (e.g., a Master’s degree) are given special consideration.

  • A personal statement that describes the applicant’s background and interests, and explains why this program meets his or her career goals
  • Three letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s suitability for a career in teaching and the potential of independent educational scholarship
  • Applicants should arrange for test scores to be sent to Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis from the testing service company

For GRE Scores, use Institution Code 1325 (Indiana Univ. – Purdue Univ.: Indianapolis) and Department Code 0609 (Medical Sciences). For MCAT Scores, use MCAS Code 129 (Indiana University School of Medicine).

When completing the online application, applicants should make the following selections in the Intended Program and Plan section:

What type of degree do you intend to pursue?Doctoral/PhD or Master’s/MS
Academic ProgramAnatomy
Academic PlanAnatomy PhD Education Track
Are you applying to a dual degree program?No

Letters of recommendation may be submitted through the online application system or mailed directly to the address below. College transcripts must be mailed directly to:
James J. Brokaw, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Medical Science Building, Room 5035
635 Barnhill Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5120

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. To apply, complete the IU School of Medicine—Bloomington Spring Semester AI Application