Entry Level

Students may apply online to the Rutgers joint PhD Graduate Program in Neuroscience at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Graduate School New Brunswick with one easy online application.

The Graduate Program in Neuroscience is committed to educating and training outstanding young scientists in the multidisciplinary concepts and contemporary techniques underlying in contemporary Neuroscience research. Students selected for this program generally have had exceptional undergraduate training in biochemistry, biology, cell biology, neurobiology, and/or psychology, as well as productive research experience.

A bachelor's degree or equivalent is required for admission. Recommended courses for entry into the program include biology, neurobiology, cell biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and mathematics through calculus. Laboratory research experience is expected.

All applicants are required to take the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with a GRE subject test recommended but not required. TOEFL scores are required of students from countries in which English is not the native language. Three letters of recommendation, transcripts of undergraduate grades and a statement of interest are also required. When feasible, domestic applicants will be invited to visit the campus before a decision on admission is made. Applications received by January 1 will receive first consideration for matriculation for the following Fall Semester. Those received after January 1 will be considered only as space and funding allow.  Candidates for terminal master's degrees are not accepted.


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