Study cover for Neuroscience
Ph.D. On Campus


University of Arizona

48 months
20126 USD/year
20126 USD/year
11938 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Neuroscience Program at University of Arizona is designed to provide students with the knowledge and tools that they will need to embark on careers as educators and researchers in the field of neuroscience. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Students of the Neuroscience Program at University of Arizona participate in designing their own individually tailored programs that provide a thorough base of knowledge in the many facets of neuroscience as well as depth in chosen areas of specialization. 

Because of the breadth of expertise represented by faculty, students have access to education and research training opportunities in areas ranging from molecular, cellular, systems, behavioral, cognitive, theoretical, and clinical neuroscience.


The Graduate College sponsors several Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDPs) in addition to the many interdisciplinary possibilities available through regular graduate degree programs. GIDPs transcend departmental boundaries by facilitating cutting edge teaching and research at the nexus of traditional disciplines.

 The high value placed on interdisciplinary research and education is indicative of The University of Arizona's enthusiasm and commitment to fostering innovation and creativity among its faculty and students.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Principles of Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology

  • Systems Neuroscience

  •  Research Rotations 

  • Science Writing Strategies, Skills & Ethics, 

  • Survival Skills and Ethics,

  • Scientific Grantsmanship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 Interviews typically begin late January for fall admission. 


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must complete at least a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent prior to enrollment in the Program.  Examples of undergraduate majors that normally constitute satisfactory preparation for graduate work in Neuroscience include but are not limited to: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Neurobiology, Neuroscience and Psychology.

While the Program in Neuroscience does not have absolute criteria for GPA scores, characteristics of a strong application will generally include:

  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • 3 strong letters of recommendation from college professors, one of whom served as advisor for an independent research study; international students should provide at least one letter from a scientist who works in or knows well the U.S. system
  • A strong personal statement indicating basis for interest in graduate study in neuroscience, relevant background, and career goals

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10063 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10063 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11938 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5969 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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