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Neuroscience, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Philadelphia, PA, United States
The Graduate Program in Neuroscience (NEUS) at Drexel University College of Medicine embraces the interdisciplinary nature of neuroscience. By incorporating expertise across departments and areas of research, the program offers a broad exposure to cellular, molecular, behavioral, developmental and systems neuroscience, with a strong emphasis on disease, injury and therapeutics
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Overview

Students engage in rigorous research training using multidisciplinary approaches and cutting-edge technology. Their educational experience is not limited to the bench - they benefit from extensive interactions with the faculty, participation in scientific meetings and training in the panoply of skills (writing, teaching, formulation of hypotheses, experimental design) required for independence and success in a variety of career possibilities.

Students in the program can earn an MS or PhD degree, leading to careers in academic research, teaching, pharmaceutical research, industry, government, academic administration, public policy and beyond.

The PhD program involves the same rigorous course work as the MS program but a more intensive research component. Graduates of the PhD program will be thoroughly prepared for a variety of career options, including the option of moving on to postdoctoral work at the world's most prestigious research institutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medical Neuroscience
  • Principles of Neuropharmacology
  • Statistics for Neuro/Pharm Researchers
  • Neuroscience Thesis Research

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Graduate Admission Application
  • Official transcripts must be sent directly to Drexel from all the colleges/universities that you have attended. 
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Essay/Personal Statement
  • Résumé
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Math Science GPA Calculation Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13232 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    13232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13232 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Financing a medical education requires a great deal of planning and knowledge about resources. Students are encouraged to begin looking at the financial responsibilities of medical school as early as possible. At the College of Medicine, approximately 93 percent of our students receive financial assistance. The staff of Drexel Central provides confidential counseling to all students as well as information about financial resources for which they are eligible. Additionally, the College of Medicine has a financial planner on staff full time to assist all students and their families with counseling and financial planning during and after their med school years. This service is designed to address the student's entire financial picture beyond financial aid so as to stay on track as they pursue their education, residency and practice.

The College of Medicine administers a variety of programs that offer loans, grants and work opportunities. In order to be considered for financial aid, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The information from the FAFSA feeds into a financial model used by the federal government to calculate each student's and family's contribution to expenses.

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