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Neuroscience, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Thesis research opportunities are available with more than 20 faculty members working in areas such as development of sensory and motor systems, regeneration, sensory and cognitive neuroscience, pathway-finding by axons, synaptic function and plasticity, neurotrophin gene expression and trophic regulation, aging, neuron-glial interactions, simple neural circuits and neural modeling, regulation of neurotransmitter and receptor expression, and neurogenetics.

The Department of Neurosciences is currently undergoing a period of expansion and is actively recruiting new primary faculty. One feature of the department that makes it a particularly attractive training environment is the highly interactive atmosphere, characterized by extensive collaboration among laboratories and with other departments in the university.

Some reasons why you should consider our Neurosciences PhD program:
  • The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has an outstanding reputation nationally and internationally
  • The faculty members are excellent
  • The program is comprehensive
  • Case Western Reserve University Neurosciences PhDs move to excellent positions
  • Case Western Reserve University Neurosciences PhDs publish papers in excellent journals
  • The environment for training is strong with good faculty-student interactions and good cross department/cross-discipline interactions
  • The Neurosciences community is concentrated in a small area (90% of the faculty are in two connected buildings)
  • The Neurosciences community conducts research on a variety of topics that span basic molecular topics through computational neuroscience to applied sciences aimed at understanding diseases and solving clinical problems
  • Cleveland is a great place to live! - it is a very graduate student friendly place: the cost of living is low, nice housing is very close to the university, and there are cool things to do near the university, in the city and the surrounding area

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    37-61 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Research in Neuroscience 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Statement of Objectives
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified translations in English
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Application Fee: A non refundable application fee of $50 is required for each application submitted
  • Test Scores
  • Applicants must have a good academic record
  • Applicants will be expected to meet all of the undergraduate prerequisites for the proposed field of graduate study

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30710 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30710 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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