Requirements

The Neuroscience Program welcomes applications from research-oriented students with strong qualifications and laboratory experience. Our program is particularly suited to students who are ready to dive into research. We make every effort to recruit and accept applicants who are well matched to our program, and a student is normally admitted to work with a specific faculty mentor. We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2014.

Communication with one or more faculty members whose research programs are of interest to the applicant is strongly recommended.

Applicants should have a grade-point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 = A) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate study.

Research experience is highly desirable.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required of all applicants for the Ph.D. There are no strict cutoffs for GRE scores. The MCAT is required for applicants to the Medical Scholars Program, and for them the GRE requirement is waived.

Students are accepted from a wide range of backgrounds.

Students typically have strong preparation in several of the following: biology (including cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, physiology, and behavior), psychology (especially experimental and physiological), biochemistry, physics, engineering and mathematics.

We look carefully at each application and do not adhere strictly to any one criterion.

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