Behavioral, Cellular, and Molecular Neuroscience Admission

Students applying to the Department of Biology Neuroscience graduate program can work with faculty who are conducting studies at the behavioral, cellular, and molecular levels. Neuroscience research in the Department of Biology includes:

  • neural oscillations and circuits
  • neuroendocrine signaling and energy balance
  • plasticity following neural injury
  • developmental neurobiology
  • neural basis of behavior

Graduate students have opportunities to gain experience in behavioral, molecular, electrophysiological, and anatomical approaches to the study of the nervous system.

In addition to fully equipped, newly renovated, Neuroscience labs in the Department of Biology, students also have full access to state-of-the-art equipment offered through the:

Applicants are encouraged to apply early to be considered for scholarships and awards in addition to a teaching or research assistantship. However, it is never too late to apply.

All M.S. and Ph.D. students in the Department of Biology receive a graduate stipend that includes remission of instructional fees and out-of- state surcharge.

Ph.D. students also have the opportunity to teach a one semester 100-level lecture course during their training.

In order to facilitate the admission process, applicants should identify 2-3 potential advisors, but must identify at least 1 potential advisor in their personal statement. Applicants are encouraged to contact potential advisor(s) for additional information regarding their research programs. Review of applications begins in late January.

A completed application includes:

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores
  • statement of research interests
  • official transcripts

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