About the Program
The Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience (IPN) focuses on research training and the completion of independent dissertation research. Our students frequently forge new collaborations within the close-knit IPN community, allowing them to pursue multiple approaches during their research training and launching them to the forefront of their area of research.
We aim to ensure Ph.D. candidates obtain a comprehensive and well-rounded background in the neurosciences covering cellular, molecular, systems, and cognitive approaches. Students
complete required courses in Neuroscience as well as advanced electives and laboratory rotations.
For general graduate admissions requirements, visit the Office of Graduate Admission’s Application Information page. Review the program’s website for additional information on program application requirements.
Application Materials required:
- Application Form
- Non-refundable Application Fee
- Statement of Purpose
- Supplemental Essay
- Transcripts – Applicants are required to upload to the application system copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Visit our Application Information page for additional details and FAQs.
- WES Evaluation – strongly encouraged (if applicable)
- Official Recommendations (3)
- TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable)
- TOEFL = 80 minimum
- IELTS = 7.0 minimum
- Summer: December 1
- Maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average for all coursework.
- Journal club and research seminars must be attended.
- Forty credits, which do not include credit for the thesis research or research rotation.