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Neuroscience, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (ARWU) Milwaukee, WI, United States
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.
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Overview

The following departments support the Neuroscience Doctoral Program in Biomedical Sciences through faculty mentorship and funding. Newly-enrolled students will have the ability to choose faculty from one of the departments below to rotate with throughout their first year in the program. Students are then matched into one of the labs that they rotated in at the conclusion of their first year, and transition from being a NDP student to a student of their faculty mentor’s department.

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.

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 program 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry of the Cell
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology  
  • Fundamentals of Neuroscience  
  • Mechanisms of Cellular Signaling  
  • Classical and Molecular Genetics  
  • Biology of Vision  
  • Physiological Genomes

For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Transcripts
  • GRE Results
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Aptitude and Commitment to Research
  • Experience in Research
  • Physical Requirements
  • Intellectual, Conceptual, Integrative and Quantitative Abilities
  • Behavioral and Social Attributes

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.
  • In-State

    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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Living costs for Milwaukee

  • 1066 - 1770 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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