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Advances in technology allow us to see and study the brain like never before, providing a panoramic view of the inner workings of the mind and how it works. By understanding the basis of learning, memory and other fundamental brain functions, researchers are at the cusp of a major paradigm shift in the way we treat, cure and even prevent nervous system disorders.

The Neuroscience Track within the Ph.D. Program at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Science brings together nearly 60 basic neuroscientists and clinician-scientists as faculty — each of whom have wide-ranging expertise and truly multidisciplinary research interests — to provide you with a unique educational experience.

Students in the Neuroscience track can freely choose from labs at the Mayo Clinic campuses in Jacksonville, Florida; Rochester, Minnesota; or Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. This provides unparalleled instruction from top neuroscientists in subjects as diverse as neurodegeneration, neuroregeneration, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, genetics, imaging, behavior, neuropathology, virology, pharmacology, stem cells and transplantation, deep brain stimulation, and clinical studies.

Ongoing research in this program includes:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal cord injury and repair
  • Neural regeneration
  • Non-Alzheimer's disease dementias
  • Neurogenetics
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Neuroengineering
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuroinflammation

The Neuroscience Track places a significant emphasis on laboratory-based research training. Laboratory research is complemented with both core and track-specific courses, as well as advanced courses on current topics in neuroscience. These are taught in a tutorial format with small groups of faculty and students discussing cutting-edge research in areas such as neural development, neural aging, neurogenetics, addiction and electrophysiology.

In addition to regular coursework, you’re provided with institutional support for travel to advanced courses at such institutions as Cold Spring Harbor and the Marine Biology Lab. In your first year of the program, you’ll also have the opportunity to attend the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting (SfN).

  • Introductory neuroscience and core curriculum courses
  • Lab rotations
  • Comprehensive written qualifying examination
  • Critical thinking, presentation skills, and scientific writing courses
  • Selection of thesis lab
  • Oral qualifying exam to determine advancement to candidacy
  • Completion of advanced neuroscience courses
  • Formation of thesis advisory committee
  • Laboratory research
  • Works-in-progress presentation (annual)
  • Thesis committee meetings (biannual)
  • Elective courses in advanced neuroscience topics

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Knowing the vast extent of research occurring across all three campuses, and the fact that I am now a contributing member of this community, is very exciting and gives me great pride. The impact that the investigators and their teams have had on the understanding and treatment of the world's most devastating diseases, is inspiring. The diversity of the Mayo research network removes limitations on the questions we can ask as scientists and the means to answer those questions.

Ben Rabichow Ph.D. student, Neuroscience Track

Francis Shue

Neuroscience is a burgeoning field that not all institutions have the resources to pursue. Mayo Clinic has a stronger translational facility than you see at other research institutions, and there’s so much potential to be able to work firsthand with patient samples.

Francis Shue Ph.D. student, Neuroscience Track

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My PhD training at Mayo Clinic will definitely benefit my long-term career goal of becoming a physician-scientist. The close collaborations between clinic and lab have taught me how to define specific questions from clinical observation and then design experiments to investigate and answer those questions. I have no doubt that I’ll be well prepared to conduct translational studies after the rigorous training at Mayo Clinic.

Lingxiao Wang Ph.D. student, Neuroscience Track

Recent thesis topics

  • “Blood and Brain Metabolic Signatures of Depression, Schizophrenia, and Alcohol Use Disorder,” Daniel Lindberg, Ph.D. (Mentor: Doo-Sup Choi, Ph.D.)
  • “Targeting the Thrombin Receptor to Enhance Lipid Production and Repair in the CNS,” Erin M. Triplet, Ph.D. (Mentor: Isobel A. Scarisbrick, Ph.D.)
  • “Neural Basis of Chronic and Binge Alcohol Exposure and Impulsive Behaviors,” Phillip Starski, Ph.D. (Mentor: Doo-Sup Choi, Ph.D.)
  • “Neuroplasticity of Respiratory Motor Control following Spinal Cord Injury," Sabhya Rana, Ph.D. (Mentors: Carlos Mantilla, M.D. Ph.D. and Gary C. Sieck, Ph.D.)
  • “Microglial Responses to Damaged Myelin and the Consequences of Demyelination,” Miranda Standiford, Ph.D. (Mentor: Charles L. Howe, Ph.D.)
  • “Pathobiology of Clusterin in Alzheimer's Disease,” Aleksandra Wojtas, Ph.D. (Mentor: John Fryer, Ph.D.)
  • “Development and Application of Genome Engineering Tools to Investigate Rapid Stress Signaling in Vertebrates Using the Zebrafish Model,” Han Lee, Ph.D. (Mentor: Karl Clark, Ph.D.)
  • “Investigating the Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation on Functional and Effective Connectivity in Humans Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging,” William Gibson, Ph.D. (Mentor: Kendall Lee, M.D., Ph.D.)
  • “The Role of miR-7 in Regulation of Energy Homeostasis,” Hyejin Yoon, Ph.D. (Mentor: Jungsu Kim, Ph.D.)
  • “Model Systems of the C9ORF72 Hexanucleotide Repeat Expansion Mimic Disease Features of Frontotemporal Dementia and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis,” Jeannie Chew, Ph.D. (Mentor: Leonard Petrucelli, Ph.D.)
  • “Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease in At-Risk Populations,” Aurelie N’Songo, Ph.D. (Mentor: Nilufer Taner, M.D., Ph.D.)
  • “Engineering a Regeneration Permissive Environment Allowing for Recovery After Complete Spinal Cord Transection,” Jeffrey Hakim, Ph.D. (Mentor: Anthony Windebank, M.D.)
  • “The Role of Cannabinoid Signaling in Zebrafish Stress Responses,” Randall Krug III, Ph.D. (Mentor: Karl Clark, Ph.D.)
  • “Preclinical and Clinical Implications of Adenosine and Glutamate Signaling in Alcohol Use Disorder,” David Hinton, Ph.D. (Mentor: Doo-Sup Choi, Ph.D.)
  • “Synergy and Convergence of Pathways Controlling Axon Outgrowth and Neural Regeneration in the Spinal Cord,” Lucas Calstrom, Ph.D. (Mentor: John Henley, Ph.D., M.S.)
  • “Astrocytic Glutamate Dysregulation in Neuron-Glia Interactions in Alcoholism and Psychiatric Disorders,” Jennifer Ayers-Ringler, Ph.D. (Mentor: Doo-Sup Choi, Ph.D.)
  • “ The Neuropathology of Frontotemporal Dementia and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis with a C9ORF72 Hexanucleotide Repeat,” Kevin Bieniek, Ph.D. (Mentor: Dennis Dickson, M.D.)
  • “ Investigation of Neuropathological Identified Cerebral Microinfarcts and their Effects on Magnetic Resonance Imaging,” Mekala Raman, Ph.D. (Mentor: Kejal Kantarci, M.D.)

Your future

The Neuroscience Track has graduated more than 100 students, all of whom have gone on to successful careers in diverse areas such as academia, the pharmaceutical industry, scientific publishing and intellectual property. Our students and faculty publish at the highest levels and our scientific endeavors have made — and continue to make — a very real impact at the bench and in the clinic.

Meet the director

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Welcome to neuroscience at Mayo Clinic, where we offer training for graduate students in a broad range of basic science, translational, and clinical laboratories conducting cutting-edge research with a focus on translating research findings into treatments for disorders of the nervous system.

The Neuroscience Track delivers a unique, interdisciplinary, educational experience with vibrant student populations at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Rochester, Minnesota; Scottsdale, Arizona; and Jacksonville, Florida.

Owen Ross, Ph.D. Neuroscience Track Director Associate Professor of Neuroscience Phone: 904-953-6280 Email:  [email protected] See research interests

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Welcome to Stanford Neurosciences

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The Stanford Neurosciences Interdepartmental Program (IDP) offers interdisciplinary training leading to a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. The primary goal of the program is to train students to become leaders in neuroscience research, education and outreach. Graduates of the program will be innovators, investigators, and teachers whose programs and pursuits are founded on research. The signature feature of the Stanford Neurosciences IDP is the combination of outstanding faculty researchers and exceedingly bright, energetic students in a community that shares a firm and longstanding commitment to understanding the nervous system at all its levels of function.

Program News

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Admissions Information Session

Join us virtually to learn more about the Stanford Neurosciences PhD program and the admissions process.

Monday, October 2, 2023

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Thank You, 2022-23 Student Reps and Committee Members!

2022-23 was a busy and engaging year in the program. Thank you to the Student Reps and Committee Members who led the way in bringing the community together!

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Info Session 2022

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Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Tirin Moore wins 2021 Pradel Research Award

Dr. Shah elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg elected to National Academy of Medicine

Incorporating Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression Training for our incoming class

Thomas R. Clandinin elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Kevin Guttenplan recognized by Biosciences Excellence in Teaching Award

Karl Deisseroth wins 2020 Heineken Prize for Medicine 

Daniel Cardozo Pinto wins Gilliam Prize 

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne donates Gruber Neuroscience Prize money to support Neuro grads who are under-represented 

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The Department of Neuroscience offers an interdisciplinary program designed to train doctoral students for independent research and teaching in neuroscience. It is the goal of the program to ensure that candidates for the Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. degrees obtain a background covering molecular, cellular, systems, and cognitive approaches to neuroscience, as well as receive training that brings them to the forefront of research in their particular area of interest. A series of core courses in neuroscience, along with advanced electives, seminar series, laboratory rotations, and original independent dissertation research, form the Neuroscience Graduate Training Program.

Students enter the program from different backgrounds and the laboratories in which they elect to work cover different disciplines; therefore, the program is tailored to fit the needs of individual students. The academic year at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is divided into four quarters plus a summer semester. Courses are designed so that students have ample time to become involved in laboratory rotations. These laboratory rotations expose the student to a variety of current research techniques in neuroscience and provide an opportunity for the student to select a laboratory in which to conduct dissertation research. Scheduling of the three rotations is adjusted to make the most convenient schedule for each student. The rotations are usually completed by the end of the first full year in the program. Most students begin their thesis research at the beginning of their second year.

For more information, please visit The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience webpage: http://neuroscience.jhu.edu.

Financial Aid

The program provides tuition remission plus a stipend at or above the National Institutes of Health Predoctoral level for all students. All entering and first-year students are encouraged to apply for individual fellowships such as those sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Vivien Thomas PhD Scholars at JHU The  Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative (VTSI)  is a new endowed fellowship program at Johns Hopkins for PhD students in STEM fields. It provides full tuition, stipend, and benefits while also providing targeted mentoring, networking, community, and professional development opportunities. Students who have attended a historically black college and university ( HBCU ) or other minority serving institution (MSI) for undergraduate study are eligible to apply. More information about the VTSI program is available at this link:  https://provost.jhu.edu/about/vivien-thomas-scholars-initiative/ . To be considered for the VTSI, all application and supplementary materials must be received by  December 1st .

Admission Requirements

We use a holistic approach to evaluating applicants and look forward to reading your application. We are most enthusiastic about applicants who have taken full advantage of the opportunities available at their undergraduate institution and through other summer or postbac experiences. Our class size is typically ~18 students per year.

Applicants are expected to have received a B.S. or B.A. prior to enrolling in the graduate program. Laboratory research experience prior to enrollment is also desirable. If you have research experience, please describe your research in your Statement of Interest and Career Objectives and indicate the number of months engaged in full-time and part-time research on your CV. Students who do well in our program typically have a strong academic foundation in areas of biological or physical sciences. Some of the courses that prepare students well include general biology, neuroscience, mathematics through calculus, general physics, general chemistry, organic chemistry, statistics, engineering, or computer science.

NOTE: The Neuroscience Program DOES NOT require GRE scores. 

Program Requirements

A year-long core course provides an integrated overview of molecular and cellular neuroscience, neuroanatomy and systems, and cognitive neuroscience. This course is aimed at providing Neuroscience graduate students with a foundation for posing meaningful questions in their area of interest.  During the first two years, students are required to take 6 graduate level core courses that provide rigorous training in principles of neuroscience research. In addition, students in the first year attend research symposia and complete lab rotations to introduce them to research. Students in the program are also required to participate in core program activities such as seminars, journal clubs, a quantitative analysis boot camp, career development courses and various program events. In addition, each student selects advanced electives offered by members of the Neuroscience Training Program or other departments at the Medical School.

Seminar Program

The Neuroscience Training Program conducts several seminar series to ensure that students are exposed to recent work by researchers from across the country and the world as well as by Hopkins faculty and fellows. Graduate trainees participate actively in these series throughout their training, including inviting and hosting three speakers each year. A weekly lecture is given by an outstanding researcher in some field of neuroscience. Seminars are selected so that an overall balance of subject matter is covered yearly. Students are given an opportunity to meet with each speaker for questions and discussion. Weekly lunchtime talks are presented on current literature by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Since an ability to communicate scientific work clearly is essential, graduate students receive close guidance in preparing and evaluating their journal club presentations. Once a month, the faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students from one laboratory present and discuss the ongoing research in that laboratory. This provides an informal setting to discuss research being conducted in the laboratories of the Neuroscience Training Program and gives advanced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows a forum for presenting their work.

Requirements for the PhD Degree

A minimum residency of two academic years is required. During the course of graduate study, the student must successfully complete the required course requirements. An oral examination, conducted as prescribed by the Doctor of Philosophy Board, must be completed by the end of the second year. The student must then conduct original research and describe this research in a written thesis dissertation, which must be approved by the students Thesis Committee and the Doctor of Philosophy Board.

Training Facilities

The Training Program is centered in the Department of Neuroscience. The Training Program utilizes laboratory facilities located in the Department of Neuroscience plus several other basic and clinical departments closely associated with the Neuroscience Department. All of these laboratories are within a short distance of each other. Modern state of the art facilities for research in molecular biology, neurophysiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, cell biology, and morphology are available. The Mind/Brain Institute, located on the Homewood Campus of the University, is a group of laboratories devoted to the investigation of the neural mechanisms of higher mental function and particularly to the mechanisms of perception. All of the disciplines required to address these questions are represented in the Institute. These include neurophysiology, psychology, theoretical neurobiology, neuroanatomy, and cognitive science. All of the faculty in the Mind/Brain Institute are members of the Neuroscience Graduate Program.

Combined M.D./Ph.D. Program

A subset of the current predoctoral trainees in the Neuroscience Program are candidates for both Ph.D. and M.D. degrees. Applications for admission to the combined program are considered by the M.D./Ph.D. Committee of the School of Medicine. Application forms for the School of Medicine contain a section requesting information relevant to graduate study. Applicants interested in the combined M.D./Ph.D. program should complete this section also, and indicate specifically their interest in the “Neuroscience Training Program”. If application to the combined M.D./Ph.D. program proves unsuccessful and the applicant wishes to be considered for graduate studies, they must notify the Admissions Office of the Neuroscience Training Program by separate letter.

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Welcome to the Graduate Program

Think of the Neuroscience Training Program at Johns Hopkins as an expedition, where you will search the frontiers of science for discoveries that explain the inner workings of the nervous system.

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Application Portal (JHU 2023-2024)

How to Apply  (Neuroscience Training Program page)

Neuroscience Graduate Training Program Co-Directors: Chris Potter , Dan O'Connor Deputy Director: Hita Adwanikar Senior Academic Program Coordinator: Audrey Scriven Admissions Director: Hyungbae Kwon

Participation in extensive collaborations, access to cutting-edge resources, and exposure to world-class research, await students in our program. 

The Neuroscience Training Program and the Neuroscience Department were among the first neuroscience-focused academic centers established in the United States, dating back to 1980. Our faculty have trained over 250 PhD and MD/PhD students and 500 postdoctoral fellows in just the past ten years, partnerships that have led to fundamental discoveries in the organization of the cerebral cortex, neurotransmitter signaling, neuronal and glial cell development, and circuit function. 

Our students represent the brightest young scientific minds, and many have shown an early commitment to research. Because they enter our Program with different backgrounds, and the laboratories in which they choose to work are so diverse, our program is designed to be flexible. All doctoral candidates receive full tuition remission and a stipend for the duration of their studies. Currently, 177 doctoral candidates and 200 postdoctoral fellows work in the faculty laboratories, creating a diverse community that fosters development of novel approaches to answer complex questions. 

The goal of the Program to ensure that our students obtain broad training in the neurosciences. Our curriculum spans the breadth of modern neuroscience, from molecular/cellular underpinnings to systems/cognitive integration, and offers a rich training experience that brings students to the forefront of research in their particular area of interest, in preparation for a rewarding, independent career in the sciences.

Core courses cover the basics of molecular and cellular neuroscience, neuroanatomy, and systems neuroscience. Electives and laboratory rotations provide students with specialized training, and the Department’s long-standing seminar series brings in weekly national and international luminaries, exposing students and fellows to the full spectrum of the world’s most exciting new discoveries in neuroscience.

Our 34 primary faculty , together with over  70 other faculty  who have secondary appointments in the Department, offer graduate students and postdoctoral fellows an incomparable neuroscience training experience.  Our students also have the opportunity perform laboratory rotations and conduct thesis research in the laboratory of scientists at Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, located near Leesburg Virginia. Faculty in the many departments associated with the Program share a commitment to training the next generation of scientists.

In recognition of this outstanding environment, our graduate program is consistently ranked among the best in the country, and our graduates have gone on to faculty positions at other leading institutions and senior research positions in pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

There has never been a more exciting time in the field of neuroscience. We hope you will join us in this journey of discovery.

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Neuroscience is an area of study within the Division of Medical Sciences, an administrative unit based at Harvard Medical School that coordinates biomedical PhD activities at the Longwood Medical Area. Students who study in neuroscience receive a PhD in neurobiology. Prospective students apply through the Harvard Kenneth C. Griffin Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Harvard Griffin GSAS). In the online application, select  “Division of Medical Sciences” as your program choice and select "Neuroscience" in the area of study menu.

Neuroscience is one of the programs in the Harvard Integrated Life Sciences, which facilitates collaboration and cross-disciplinary research. Visit HILS for additional  application instructions .

This interdisciplinary program includes over 150 faculty members from several hospitals and campuses in the Boston area with a variety of backgrounds in all areas of neuroscience. You will receive a solid core foundation and will then be able to focus on the area that interests you most with specialized training.

You will have access to an impressive array of resources, including state-of-the-art labs, high-resolution microscopy facilities, animal cores, and an instrumentation core that can design custom behavioral chambers and other experimental apparatuses. You will have the opportunity to engage with the broader neuroscience community in several ways, including through the Harvard Brain Science Initiative (HBI), a cross-schools initiative among neuroscientists in the University and its affiliated hospitals.

Students are working on various projects such as studying how neural circuits generate behavior through the use of in vivo imaging to study neurons in awake, behaving animals; the development of the nervous system; the ways in which genes and molecules regulate neural function; and the electrical properties of neurons.

Graduates of the program have secured faculty positions at institutions such as Stanford University, Holy Cross University, Rutgers University, and Harvard University. Others have established careers with leading organizations such as Biogen, Google, and McKinsey & Company. 

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Neuroscience is one of the most exciting and fastest growing research fields. Examining the development and function of nervous systems does not only hold the key to better understand the interaction of animals and human beings with their environments, but will also allow us to develop therapeutic strategies for the treatment of neurological, behavioral and psychiatric disorders.

At the University of Chicago, there are four closely interacting, interdepartmental graduate programs that study nervous systems, brain function, and behavior: the PhD Programs in Neurobiology, Computational Neuroscience, Integrative Neuroscience, and Computational Cognitive Neuroscience (Psychology track). Combined, these four programs form the Neuroscience Cluster which comprises over 90 faculty members from both basic research and clinical departments. 

Investigating brain function from molecular to systems levels.

Quantitative approaches to studying nervous system function.

Studying brain and behavior through computational analysis and data.

Understanding the biological basis of complex behaviors.

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Neuroscience Graduate Program at Emory University

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About the Program

The interdisciplinary nature of Emory's Neuroscience Graduate Program allows students to pursue their research interests in a variety of areas.

Over the past decade, many renowned scientists have joined Emory's faculty, dramatically expanding its neuroscience research to aid graduate students in designing and executing complex experiments that result in groundbreaking discoveries about the human brain.

The breadth of expertise in cellular, molecular, behavioral, and systems neuroscience that our faculty members possess provides an unequaled educational environment for graduate students.

The program draws together over 120 neuroscientists from 22 University and Medical School departments as well as Emory's National Primate Research Center, collaborating Centers for Disease Control (CDC) scientists—and many others.  

Emory University's Neuroscience Graduate Program is among the country's top 10 neuroscience graduate programs. This ranking is based on a number of factors, including our faculty's excellent credentials and research funding:

  • Pharmacology, which is ranked number one in the world by The Scientist magazine for impact on pharmacology and toxicology research
  • Neurology, which is ranked third nationally in total NIH funding
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, which is ranked ninth nationally in total research funding
  • Rehabilitation Medicine, which is ranked fourth nationally in total NIH funding

This close-knit yet expansive community fosters an atmosphere of collaboration and support that helps our graduate students develop into leaders in the field.

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Behavioral Neuroscience

Offers research opportunities in computational and functional imaging studies of brain alterations in drugs dependence, neurobiology of learning and memory, alterations of cognitive function in ageing, psychobiology of motivation, regulation of neuroendocrine functions, molecular and neurochemical substrates of social behavior and fear conditioning, functional integration of motor and vestibular information in control of eye movements, neural basis of visual attention and neural substrates of motor control in normal and pathological conditions.

Computational Neuroscience

Offers research opportunities that use mathematical or computational tools to better understand the nervous system. Experimental techniques include the creation of neural hybrid systems - interfaces between biological neurons and computer-simulated or micro-engineered components; and real-time feedback control allowing computational analysis of an ongoing data stream to be used to dynamically interact with the biological preparation.

Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Neuroscience

Offers research opportunities that explore mechanisms of signal transduction by neuromediators, basic mechanisms of neurotransmitter release, synaptic transmission and vesicle trafficking, structure-function of ion channels, calcium signaling, synaptic plasticity, neuronal modeling, molecular substrates of drug addiction, schizophrenia and neurodegenerative diseases as well as mechanisms that regulate social behaviors.

Neuropharmacology

Offers research opportunities that explore neurobiological substrates of social and affiliative behaviors, fear, anxiety, stress and depression. Studies of G-protein-coupled signal transduction pathways as well as behavioral, molecular and physiological studies of drugs of abuse and glutamate receptor functions in epilepsy and neurodegeneration are additional assets of this program.

Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases

Offers research opportunities that explore the combination of basic and clinical research to understand the neurochemical changes that underlie psychotic and neurological disorders. These research areas include a broad range of projects that span from basic in vitro and in vivo mechanistic studies in cell culture and animal models to clinical studies in patients.

Motor Control and Movement Science

Offers research opportunities that explore the mechanisms of vestibular and visual integration into control of eye movements, cellular mechanisms of rhythmic pattern generators, spinal motor mechanisms and neuromuscular physiology, physiology of oculomotor behavior, pathophysiology/treatments of Parkinson's disease, and motor rehabilitation following stroke.

Systems Neuroscience

Offers research opportunities that explore the neural substrates of learning and memory, cognition and attention, decision-making and reward, cross-modal interactions between sensory systems, mechanisms of vestibular and visual integration into control of eye movements, anatomy and physiology of the basal ganglia, physiology of oculomotor behavior, and central regulation of autonomic functions.

NS graduates are highly sought after by employers in various industries, including pharmaceutical companies, medical service companies, and government agencies. They work as researchers, laboratory managers, and technical specialists in the industry and pursue independent research careers at universities or medical schools.

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Life at Emory & Atlanta

Life at Emory University is one of the most exciting and intellectually stimulating experiences you could ask for.

A diverse, inclusive community welcomes students and faculty from all over the world. You'll find plenty of opportunities to get involved in campus life—and many resources available that will help you thrive as an Emory student.

The university has consistently ranked among the top 20 institutions nationally for NIH research support and was named one of the "New Ivies" by Newsweek—a tribute to both its academic excellence, as well as dedication to teaching.

Our faculty members are some of the most distinguished scholars in their fields and work closely with undergraduate students on research projects, independent study courses, or senior thesis projects.

Located just 6 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta, Emory's 704-acre campus is in a beautifully wooded area that offers students a peaceful environment to study but also provides easy access to Atlanta's bustling cultural scene.

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The Neuroscience Program offers a course of study leading to the doctoral or Master's degree. The objective of the program is to prepare candidates for careers in research and teaching by providing them with a solid, integrated foundation in neuroscience. The research interests of participating faculty members include cognitive neuroscience, neuroendocrinology, electrophysiology, molecular and cellular neurobiology, neuronal regeneration, psychiatric and neurological disorders, psychopharmacology, synaptic biochemistry, development, aging and neural transplantation.

  • Drug addiction and drug-induced neuroplasticity
  • Aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and neurodegeneration
  • Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases
  • Neurobiology of learning and decision-making
  • Neuroendocrinology of stress and affective disorders
  • Regulation of neuronal gene expression
  • Ion channels, ion transport & membrane biophysics
  • Proteomics of CNS disorders

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Interdisciplinary Training in the Neurosciences

The USC Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP) is the only university-wide PhD program at USC. NGP students and faculty come from a variety of academic backgrounds to study questions spanning the spectrum of modern neuroscience research. We provide a highly supportive, research-intensive training experience designed to prepare students for a variety of successful careers. Learn more »

Not a graduate student? Learn about the USC Neuroscience Undergraduate Program .

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About the Program

Explore one of the most exciting frontiers in biomedical research with a PhD in Neurosciences from Case Western Reserve, one of the top research universities  in the U.S. Here, you’ll have access to our School of Medicine’s 34 core research facilities to conduct research on neurogenetics, computational neuroscience and many other topics. Combine that experience with seminars and you’ll be prepared to start your career as a neurosciences researcher, professor or industry professional.

Student Resources

Whether you’re looking for information about education abroad opportunities, have questions about visas, or are interested in international opportunities on campus, these quicklinks will help you quickly navigate some of the key resources our website offers for students.

What to Expect

This fully funded PhD is a part of our Biomedical Sciences Training Program , which has 11 different PhD options under the biomedical sciences umbrella. Our interdisciplinary approach allows you to specialize in neurosciences while also taking electives in related topics. Within the department, you can try courses on the neurobiology of behavior and protein biophysics supplemented by a course in cell and molecular biology. You’ll head into your research pursuits with a strong foundation of knowledge in multiple areas, ready to decide on your niche—from neurotransmission to psychiatric disorders, or dozens of other topics.

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A place for success.

What more could you ask for in a place to live and study? Besides being located just steps from three major hospital systems—and just a short drive from a fourth—you'll have plenty to explore beyond just your latest research project.

CWRU is within walking distance to both the Cleveland Museum of Art (free admission for all), and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (discounted admission for students). We also have the Dittrick Medical History Center right on campus.

Plus, Cleveland is consistently ranked one of the country’s most affordable cities, boasts a vibrant arts and culture scene and is often hailed in the press as a hot new dining city. We know you’ll feel at home here—and you’ll have experiences you’ll remember for a lifetime—as you pursue your PhD.

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Admission Requirements

Our program thrives when we have students with diverse perspectives and a range of educational, professional and life experiences. We look forward to learning more about you!

The application process requires:

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Our graduate program is devoted to providing a supportive environment for a diverse and competitive student community. We are happy to guide you through the application process and answer your questions about research, opportunities, student life and more.

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“The IPN will continue to provide an inclusive environment for all and as members of this community we are actively and openly opposed to biases in all forms.”

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The Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience (IPN) has existed since 1994. With faculty from more than 10 departments across Georgetown, the IPN program encourages interdisciplinary collaboration and approaches toward research. IPN is highly ranked in the National Research Council’s rankings of U.S. graduate programs in Neuroscience.

IPN has 50 Ph.D. students investigating topics ranging from glial activation, neuron signaling, and dendritic spine plasticity, to mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and traumatic brain injury, to systems of face recognition, word reading, and interpretation of sounds. Our Ph.D. students actively participate in organizing our program and teaching courses, and they have an excellent record of publishing manuscripts and receiving grants . Georgetown University also offers a MS in Integrative Neuroscience, providing students with a comprehensive neuroscience education.

Our faculty members are from various departments at Georgetown University and neighboring institutions. We have strong programs in neurodegeneration, examining molecular mechanisms of pathogenic processes, and cognitive neuroscience, investigating development, language, memory, social interactions, and impairments of these systems. A specific training program is available for students interested in  neural injury and plasticity  and  translational biomedical science . It is also possible for our students to apply for a concentration in cognitive science .

Our mission is to educate our trainees to be excellent neuroscientists, lifelong learners, and responsible, active participants in the global scientific community. The success of our alumni in diverse scientific career paths gives us great pride and demonstrates their commitment to be stewards of the discipline of neuroscience while living generously in service to the community.

Georgetown BGE Alumni Selected as Rising Stars

(January 8, 2021) — Several Georgetown alumni have been singled out as “Rising Stars” in a list of “ 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America ” published at the end of December in “Crosstalk,” the Cell Mentor blog hosted by Cell Press. The Community of Scholars, responsible for the selection, described the scientists as “champions of change” and “gladiators of purpose.” Georgetown alumni selected as “Rising Stars” include:

  • Kaela Singleton, Ph.D. (BGE’20)  – NIH Blueprint D-SPAN Fellow and FIRST Postdoctoral Fellow, Emory University
  • Sikoya Ashburn, Ph.D. (BGE’20)  – Postdoctoral Researcher, Psychology & Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Valerie L. Darcey, Ph.D. (BGE’17)  – Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Metabolism, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH
  • Chinyere Agbaegbu Iweka, Ph.D.   (BGE’18) – Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University School of Medicine

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Neuroscience and Neurobiology Graduate Programs in America

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MIT School of Science

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Stanford University School of Medicine

Stanford, CA •

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  • • Rating 5 out of 5   3 reviews

Doctoral Student: I begin in the Fall of 2023--Based on my interview, and pre-classes I have taken this program is amazing. It is very student-centered. ... Read 3 reviews

Stanford University ,

STANFORD, CA ,

3 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

Featured Review: Doctoral Student says I begin in the Fall of 2023--Based on my interview, and pre-classes I have taken this program is amazing. It is very student-centered. .

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Yale School of Medicine

New Haven, CT •

Yale University •

  • • Rating 4.8 out of 5   5 reviews

Master's Student: So far, the interactions I have had with the administration are all positive. Administrators are very responsive and knowledgeable and helpful. ... Read 5 reviews

Yale University ,

NEW HAVEN, CT ,

5 Niche users give it an average review of 4.8 stars.

Featured Review: Master's Student says So far, the interactions I have had with the administration are all positive. Administrators are very responsive and knowledgeable and helpful. .

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Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

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PITTSBURGH, PA

American University

WASHINGTON, DC

  • • Rating 4.53 out of 5   150

College of Arts and Sciences - American University

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Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA •

Harvard University •

  • • Rating 4.94 out of 5   16 reviews

Other: Harvard is my dream school. Next year I will graduate the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences. Then I will applying to Harvard Medical School. If I accepted by this school, I will try my best of the best….. ... Read 16 reviews

Harvard University ,

BOSTON, MA ,

16 Niche users give it an average review of 4.9 stars.

Featured Review: Other says Harvard is my dream school. Next year I will graduate the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences. Then I will applying to Harvard Medical School. If I accepted by this school, I will try... .

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Princeton University

Princeton, NJ •

  • • Rating 4.33 out of 5   3 reviews

Master's Student: The best part of the Princeton University mechanical engineering graduate degree is the excellent faculty that teach the courses. They are incredibly knowledgeable and also very willing to help students in office hours or in sponsorship of projects. The worst part of the Princeton University mechanical engineering graduate degree is the lack of structure for the graduate research program which can leave you feeling unsure on the direction of your research. ... Read 3 reviews

PRINCETON, NJ ,

3 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

Featured Review: Master's Student says The best part of the Princeton University mechanical engineering graduate degree is the excellent faculty that teach the courses. They are incredibly knowledgeable and also very willing to help... .

Duke University School of Medicine

Durham, NC •

Duke University •

  • • Rating 4.76 out of 5   17 reviews

Doctoral Student: Professors are incredible, always willing to go the extra mile to help students succeed. Curriculum is designed to prepare students to be successful therapists. This program is truly incredible. ... Read 17 reviews

Duke University ,

DURHAM, NC ,

17 Niche users give it an average review of 4.8 stars.

Featured Review: Doctoral Student says Professors are incredible, always willing to go the extra mile to help students succeed. Curriculum is designed to prepare students to be successful therapists. This program is truly incredible. .

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Alpert Medical School

Providence, RI •

Brown University •

  • • Rating 4 out of 5   1 review

Graduate Student: I have had a great time here. It's really about the people. My fellow classmates are wonderful, brilliant, accomplished people and I am lucky to be here. The faculty are similarly great as are most of the physicians. I have very few complaints but here are 2 fairly big ones: 1. Research isn't emphasized enough. I was told many times first year not to worry about it "yet" but then was never told when I should worry about it. Luckily I found my own research projects but for competitive specialties, you can't act like research isn't a big deal. 2. Clinical grading is so subjective. I've gotten the exact same scores and received honors in one rotation but not another. I've gotten amazing comments but 4/5 scores or good comments but 5/5 scores. Also, having only Honors/Pass/Fail hurts people just out of the Honors range. No one fails. Yet those who barely try "earn" a Pass while those who perform well and try hard could get screwed by one tough evaluator and receive the same Pass. ... Read 1 review

Brown University ,

PROVIDENCE, RI ,

1 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

Featured Review: Graduate Student says I have had a great time here. It's really about the people. My fellow classmates are wonderful, brilliant, accomplished people and I am lucky to be here. The faculty are similarly great as are most... I have very few complaints but here are 2 fairly big ones: 1. Research isn't emphasized enough. I was told many times first year not to worry about it "yet" but then was never told when I should worry about it. Luckily I found my own research projects but... 2. Clinical grading is so subjective. I've gotten the exact same scores and received honors in one rotation but not another. I've gotten amazing comments but 4/5 scores or good comments but 5/5... .

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Perelman School of Medicine

Philadelphia, PA •

University of Pennsylvania •

  • • Rating 5 out of 5   5 reviews

Master's Student: I am a first year, but I love Penn and my MPH program so much! I've never been surrounded by so many like-minded individuals before in my life. ... Read 5 reviews

University of Pennsylvania ,

PHILADELPHIA, PA ,

5 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

Featured Review: Master's Student says I am a first year, but I love Penn and my MPH program so much! I've never been surrounded by so many like-minded individuals before in my life. .

Feinberg School of Medicine

Chicago, IL •

Northwestern University •

  • • Rating 4.5 out of 5   4 reviews

Doctoral Student: Northwestern's PT program is incredible! They have many opportunities for research, involvement, and overall, they set us up very well for success in the field. ... Read 4 reviews

Northwestern University ,

CHICAGO, IL ,

4 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

Featured Review: Doctoral Student says Northwestern's PT program is incredible! They have many opportunities for research, involvement, and overall, they set us up very well for success in the field. .

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Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Evanston, IL •

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Northwestern University School of Communication

Vanderbilt university school of medicine.

Nashville, TN •

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  • • Rating 5 out of 5   2 reviews

Graduate Student: Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Loved my experience! Great teachers, easy to access, clear cut goals in class, great clinical experiences. ... Read 2 reviews

Vanderbilt University ,

NASHVILLE, TN ,

2 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

Featured Review: Graduate Student says Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Loved my experience! Great teachers, easy to access, clear cut goals in class, great clinical experiences. .

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Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO •

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  • • Rating 4.73 out of 5   15 reviews

Doctoral Student: So far, my experience had been amazing! The drive and parking are not the best, but the students and staff are very good. ... Read 15 reviews

Washington University in St. Louis ,

ST. LOUIS, MO ,

15 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

Featured Review: Doctoral Student says So far, my experience had been amazing! The drive and parking are not the best, but the students and staff are very good. .

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Geisel School of Medicine

Hanover, NH •

Dartmouth College •

Current Doctoral student: Geisel is an incredible school with very passionate faculty who go out of their way to help every student find success, which is extremely rare among medical schools. Whether it be research, residency, or clinicals, I have never encountered a group of individuals so committed by default to students they may not have even met before. The match list speaks for itself; most students depart to their top choice hospitals across the country every year. On top of it all, the Upper Valley is one of the nicest areas to live in the Northeast. It has an abundance of natural beauty, is within a couple of hours of many ski mountains, two hours from Boston, and a lot of growth in the past decade has led to the creation of many cute little locally owned businesses, restaurants, and bars that are frequented by Dartmouth students. I chose Geisel of a number of other schools and have never regretted my decision once. ... Read 3 reviews

Dartmouth College ,

HANOVER, NH ,

Featured Review: Current Doctoral student says Geisel is an incredible school with very passionate faculty who go out of their way to help every student find success, which is extremely rare among medical schools. Whether it be research,... .

Division of Biology and Biological Engineering - California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA •

California Institute of Technology •

California Institute of Technology ,

PASADENA, CA ,

Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences - California Institute of Technology

Biological sciences division - university of chicago.

University of Chicago •

Master's Student: So far so good. Nothing out of the ordinary. Professors are knowledgeable. I would say to ensure that you know your interests and work closely with the advisors to pick suitable classes. ... Read 1 review

University of Chicago ,

Featured Review: Master's Student says So far so good. Nothing out of the ordinary. Professors are knowledgeable. I would say to ensure that you know your interests and work closely with the advisors to pick suitable classes. .

USC Neuroscience Graduate Program

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Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

New York, NY •

  • • Rating 4.75 out of 5   4 reviews

Doctoral Student: The coursework was relevant, a little disjointed but good. There could be a wider range of courses that would be great, but it’s nice that we can take courses from other universities. ... Read 4 reviews

NEW YORK, NY ,

4 Niche users give it an average review of 4.8 stars.

Featured Review: Doctoral Student says The coursework was relevant, a little disjointed but good. There could be a wider range of courses that would be great, but it’s nice that we can take courses from other universities. .

University of Michigan Medical School

Ann Arbor, MI •

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor •

Current Doctoral student: University of Michigan Medical School offers an exceptional medical education experience. What is unique about Michigan medical school is the innovative focus they have on their curriculum and culture of continuous improvement. The pre-clinical curriculum is only 12 months, which allows students to start their core clinical rotations in their second year. This affords students the opportunity to gain and improve upon clinical skills early, have more time to do research and cultivate career interests, and builds a foundation of knowledge that makes the students some of the best clinically trained in the country. Not only is the student body full of people with diverse, impressive accomplishments and experiences, but the culture is one where students genuinely value and support each other. ... Read 2 reviews

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor ,

ANN ARBOR, MI ,

Featured Review: Current Doctoral student says University of Michigan Medical School offers an exceptional medical education experience. What is unique about Michigan medical school is the innovative focus they have on their curriculum and... .

Georgetown University School of Medicine

Nw Washington, DC •

Georgetown University •

Doctoral Student: Compressed pre-clinical work. Administration has been working on finding better and better educators, as well as hiring more learning specialists for the student body. Could have more focus on Step 1 and Step 2 preparation. ... Read 4 reviews

Georgetown University ,

NW WASHINGTON, DC ,

Featured Review: Doctoral Student says Compressed pre-clinical work. Administration has been working on finding better and better educators, as well as hiring more learning specialists for the student body. Could have more focus on Step 1... .

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences - Tufts University

Tufts University •

Tufts University ,

David Geffen School of Medicine

University of California - Los Angeles •

  • • Rating 5 out of 5   1 review

Alum: It was excellent. Opportunities were bountiful. I had the opportunity to rotate at sites that included RRMC, VA, Oliveview County Hospital, Harbor County Hospital, and Cedar-Sinai Medical Center. I was to develop deep and rewarding relationships with mentors which helped me to match at my first choice program for residency. Training in SoCal is also a plus. Fortunately, the school provided subsidized student housing which made living in West LA very affordable. ... Read 1 review

University of California - Los Angeles ,

1 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

Featured Review: Alum says It was excellent. Opportunities were bountiful. I had the opportunity to rotate at sites that included RRMC, VA, Oliveview County Hospital, Harbor County Hospital, and Cedar-Sinai Medical Center. I... .

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Baltimore, MD •

Johns Hopkins University •

  • • Rating 4 out of 5   2 reviews

Doctoral Student: Best parts were the professors who were top of their field and open to working with students on all varieties of research projects. Worst parts were the quality of Zoom lectures. ... Read 2 reviews

Johns Hopkins University ,

BALTIMORE, MD ,

2 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

Featured Review: Doctoral Student says Best parts were the professors who were top of their field and open to working with students on all varieties of research projects. Worst parts were the quality of Zoom lectures. .

University of Pittsburgh

  • • Rating 4.43 out of 5   74

College of Arts and Sciences - Lehigh University

Lehigh University •

BETHLEHEM, PA

College of Health Sciences - University of Wyoming

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LARAMIE, WY

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Ph.D. in Psychology and Neuroscience

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  • Faculty working with students: 40
  • Students: 80
  • Students receiving Financial Aid: 100%
  • Part time study available: No
  • Application terms: Fall
  • Application deadline: November 30

Nancy Zucker Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Duke University Box 90086 Durham, NC 27708-0086

Email:  [email protected]

Website:  http://psychandneuro.duke.edu

Program Description

Graduate training leading to a Ph.D. in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is offered through a unique program that merges social sciences and natural sciences in the study of brain, behavior, and cognition in humans and animals. Program tracts are offered in Clinical Psychology, Cognition & the Brain, Developmental (DEV), Social Psychology, and Systems and Integrative Neuroscience (SINS).

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Application Information

Application Terms Available:  Fall

Application Deadline:  November 30

Graduate School Application Requirements See the Application Instructions page for important details about each Graduate School requirement.

  • Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts required with application submission; official transcripts required upon admission
  • Letters of Recommendation: 3 Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Résumé: Required
  • GRE General (Optional)
  • For clinical applicants ONLY:  If you were not a psychology undergraduate major, it is recommended that you take the GRE subject test. For psychology majors, it is not necessary to take the subject test.  No other area within Psychology and Neuroscience requires the subject test.
  • English Language Exam: TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test required* for applicants whose first language is not English *test waiver may apply for some applicants
  • GPA: Undergraduate GPA calculated on 4.0 scale required

Department-Specific Application Requirements (submitted through online application)

Writing Sample None required

Additional Components Applicants to the joint Ph.D. program in Public Policy and Allied Disciplines must submit an additional essay for admission to the program. Regardless of your selection of primary department, please respond to the following prompt:

In 500 words or less, please explain your interest in the joint Ph.D. program offered between Public Policy and an Allied Discipline. Highlight how your research interests and past experiences lie at the intersection between Public Policy and the Allied Discipline and how participation in the joint program will facilitate your professional goals after receiving your degree.

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Graduate Program: Neuroscience

UCLA's Graduate Program in Neuroscience offers the following degree(s):

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

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Neuroscience Graduate Program at UCLA 1506 Gonda Center Box 951761 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1761

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