Ph.D. On Campus


Medical College of Wisconsin

36 months
1250 USD/credit
1250 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Neuroscience Doctoral Program (NDP) of the Medical College of Wisconsin is an exciting, rigorous and innovative PhD research program that provides highly motivated students from around the world with first-class training in Neuroscience Research.


Our 20 year history offers state-of-the-art research training in Neuroscience domains that range from molecular and cellular signaling to human brain imaging, in over 30 labs within 18 departments and centers, all with strong national funding. 

Close connections between clinical and basic faculty within our academic medical institution presents many opportunities for students to conduct clinically-relevant research on diseases of the nervous system.

Key Features 

  • Our highly selective program admits on average 5 students per year, allowing the students close interactions and mentoring by our excellent faculty mentors and teachers. 
  • The Neuroscience program from Medical College of Wisconsin is scholarly and challenging but student-centered and flexible, and our goal is to help our students develop the knowledge, laboratory skills, critical thinking and communications skills that are essential for a successful career in Neuroscience.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Biochemistry of the Cell
  • Techniques in Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Fundamentals of Neuroscience
  • Mechanisms of Cellular Signaling
  • Classical and Molecular Genetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Send official transcripts from all current or previously attended undergraduate, graduate and medical institutions directly to the MCW Graduate School.
  • An official test score, GRE or otherwise, is no longer required for admission consideration. However, test score submissions will be consider if they are submitted voluntarily.
  • Send three letters of recommendation. 
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all applicants who did not receive a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a U.S.-based, non-online degree granting program. Please arrange for your TOEFL scores to be sent directly to the MCW Graduate School from Educational Testing Services (ETS). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1250 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    1250 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.


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