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Oregon Health & Science University

60 months
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The Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP) at Oregon Health & Science University aims to train predoctoral students in modern neuroscience concepts and techniques.


The large faculty (140+ strong) has expertise in all areas of neuroscience, including molecular, cellular, systems, developmental, and medical neuroscience.  

Key Features 

  • The core curriculum of the Neuroscience program at Oregon Health & Science University is concentrated in the Fall term of the first year, permitting students to focus on the essence of graduate training—full time research rotations followed by independent research in a mentor's laboratory—as soon as possible.
  • In September, the year begins with the annual NGP Retreat, which serves as an introduction to the program for first-year students. The retreat is held away from Portland (at Timberline Lodge) and features two days of talks, workshops, and fun.  The retreat is followed by a one week bootcamp in neuroscience methods for incoming students.


Oregon Health & Science University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Programme Structure

  • The 12 week core course begins at the end of September and emphasizes all aspects of neuroscience (cellular, molecular, and systems). 
  • The program also emphasizes training in reading and dissecting the primary literature, the focus of the seminar course.  
  • At the end of the core course, students take a comprehensive take home exam, which tests students both on their grasp of the neuroscience core curriculum and on their skills in understanding neuroscience papers.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

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Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Tuition Fee

Living costs for Oregon

1031 - 1701 USD /month
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