PhD and MS in Neurosciences
The Neuroscience Institute offers programs of graduate study leading to either the MS or PhD degrees. Applications are accepted from students with a variety of backgrounds in biological, chemical, and physical sciences.
The PhD program is designed to give the student a comprehensive knowledge of the field of neuroscience, while providing for the development of research skills and creative thinking in a more limited area of the disciplines. In order to achieve this goal, students select an area of neuroscience in which research and the preparation of a dissertation will be accomplished. Doctoral research projects, while correlated with ongoing activities in the department, are original in nature and constitute a significant achievement. While emphasis is placed on the doctoral degree, an MS degree is offered on a limited basis.
The Neuroscience Institute also participates in the Medical Scientist Training Program in which the student earns both the MD and PhD degrees.