Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2020

Admission details for the Department of Neuroscience

Students are expected to fulfill basic requirements of the Graduate School: a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, a grade point average corresponding to B or higher, and the recommendations of three former instructors. In addition, all non-native speakers of English must score a minimum of 600 (paper), 250 (computer) or 100 (iBT) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The Program in Neuroscience has the following additional requirements: one year of calculus, physics, and chemistry, demonstrated proficiency in biological sciences, and laboratory research experience. Deficiencies in these requirements do not preclude admission, and special consideration will be made to promising applicants.

Application Deadline: March 15 for MS applications, January 15 for PhD applications

Applicants do not need to send their official transcripts until they are offered admission into the program.  

In addition to the minimum requirements of the Graduate School, the following are suggested requirements:

A. BS or BA degree in a life science related field, with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00.

Pre-requisites: Successful MS and PhD candidates have often completed college level courses in physics, mathematics, organic and inorganic chemistry and advanced biology. It is recommended that students will have undergraduate neuroscience coursework. However, students are also accepted into the program without all necessary pre-requisites. These students may be asked to take the appropriate preparation course(s) prior to undertaking specific graduate level courses.


B. Three letters of recommendation.

C. Personal statement.