No, we do not require a particular undergraduate degree, but applicants should have strong foundational science coursework. Most of our successful applicants were neuroscience, biology, or psychology majors.
While there are no specific course requirements, a successful applicant will have taken and done well in a variety of hard science courses, including biology and chemistry with laboratories. Our core graduate coursework assumes some background in physiology.
No, this is a Ph.D. program. Some of our students opt to get a Master’s Degree along the way, from their home department (e.g., Biological Sciences, Psychology), but it is assumed that if you are accepted into our program, your goal is the Ph.D. in Neuroscience.
Most applicants who are offered admission to our program will score above the 70th percentile on both the Quantitative and Analytical portions of the GRE.
An applicant should have all institutions attended send official transcripts to the university admissions office:
The average upper division GPA of applicants admitted to our program is above 3.7.
The program cannot waive the fee. However, if the applicant is a McKnight or McNair Scholar, the university admissions office may waive the fee. Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions to inquire about this.
No, applicants are not required to provide a TOEFL score if they have been awarded a Bachelors or Master’s Degree by an American or English speaking institution.