Welcome to the NSP at Illinois

Welcome to the Neuroscience Program (NSP) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The NSP is an interdisciplinary program of study and research leading to the doctoral degree. We offer a rigorous yet flexible program designed to foster the growth of the student through research activities, close interactions with the faculty, and exposure to top neuroscientists through our seminar series and attendance at professional meetings.

Recognizing that there are many paths to success in neuroscience, the program imposes few specific requirements. Students design their own programs leading to the Ph.D., with oversight by faculty committees ensuring appropriate depth and breadth of training.

The NSP currently has over 85 affiliated faculty from more than 20 departments, and 70 students, studying the brain from a broad range of perspectives. We invite you to learn more about our program, research, and people.