Master's and Doctoral Program Application Requirements

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Master's Application Process

Applicants will submit their application, two letters of recommendation, and a resume or CV for review. International applicants should review the additional items needed for their application here. The deadline to apply for the Fall is January 31. If the program has not reached capacity, consideration will be made to those who apply past the deadline.

Master's Applicant Requirements

Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applicants should have a degree in Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology, or another STEM field. The applicant's written statement of goals should identify how admission to the program will facilitate their professional goals. Undergraduate research experience is recommended but not required.

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PhD Application Process

Admission to the graduate program in neuroscience is via the common admissions process used by all applicants to any of the seven Ph.D. granting programs in the biomedical sciences. Whether the student selects biomedical sciences or neuroscience, the application is reviewed by the same committee and formal entry into neuroscience does not occur until the spring semester of the first year.

PhD Applicant Requirements

Admission is highly competitive; we receive many more applications than we have positions available. Upper-level coursework in the sciences, math and/or engineering is strongly recommended. Competitive applicants have STEM GPAs of 3.5 or higher and a strong record of research experiences both in quantity and quality. Applications are reviewed holistically. We consider the applicant’s ability to be successful in our curriculum and potential to develop into a scientist.

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