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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Neuroscience, Ph.D.

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Admission Deadlines

Applications are considered for admission in the fall and spring semesters. The Application for Graduate Study, application fee, and all supporting materials (transcripts, letters, and Supplementary Form for Graduate Study in Neuroscience) must be received by December 1 for applicants to the Ph.D. program and by February 15 for applicants to the stand-alone M.S program for fall semesters. Spring semester admissions are only considered for the M.S. program with an application due date of October 15.

Additional Admission Requirements

In addition to the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Neuroscience Institute has the following additional requirements, especially for applicants to the Ph.D. program:

  1. A strong record of coursework and/or experience in a discipline related to the Neurosciences.
  2. Students with prior laboratory experience relevant to the Neurosciences will be viewed favorably.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 90 hours of graduate credit is required for the Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience. To satisfy the minimum requirements for the degree, the student must complete successfully:

  1. The Master of Science in Neuroscience en Route to Ph.D. (at least 36 hours) (see above for details)
  2. A minimum of 54 semester hours of research credit. This requirement can be satisfied by a combination of NEUR 9910  Advanced Research, NEUR 9999  Dissertation Research (minimum 20 hours), and NEUR 9920  Advanced Directed Readings or the equivalent.
  3. A dissertation proposal.
  4. A dissertation.
  5. A final oral presentation, directed primarily to the defense of the dissertation.
  6. Graduate assistants are required to enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours each for the fall/spring semesters and 9 credit hours for the summer semester. These credit hours will consist of courses required for the prescribed program of study, as well as additional hours of NEUR 8800 , NEUR 8810 , NEUR 9910 , NEUR 9920 , and/or NEUR 9999 .

Concentration Requirements