Neuroscience, Ph.D.

The Neuroscience Institute is affiliated with multiple departments and emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to graduate training. Using state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, Neuroscience Institute faculty are engaged in basic research that ranges from molecular, cellular and computational to behavioral neuroscience.

Students can obtain training in a wide range of research methodologies, and have the opportunity to teach and attend journal clubs, seminars and distinguished speaker series.

Students who earn a Ph.D. also earn an M.S. Neuroscience degree in the process.

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In addition to completing the online graduate application, successful applicants typically have a strong record of coursework and/or experience in a discipline related to the neurosciences, and laboratory experience relevant to the neurosciences. Detailed admissions requirements can be found here:

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required at this time.

Students take 10 hours of Neuroscience core and core elective courses, a quantitative methods course, 10 hours of topics and seminar courses, and research courses.

For a list of course requirements, go to

Students receive a stipend of $27,000, plus a tuition waiver upon entry. The stipend increases to $30,000 upon completion of the dissertation proposal.

Our students are prepared for challenging career opportunities in academia and beyond.