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Neuroscience, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) Oregon, OH, United States
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, behavioral, and medical neuroscience.
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Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP) at Oregon Health & Science University:

  • The curriculum is flexible and courses are largely completed in the first year, permitting students to focus on the essence of graduate training -- independent research in a mentor's laboratory -- as soon as possible.
  • Students in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at OHSU arrive in Portland between July and September; early arrivals take advantage of the delightful Portland summer and can carry out one or more laboratory rotations.
  • In September, attendance at the annual NGP Retreat is highly recommended, as this event serves as an introduction to the program for first-year students. The retreat is held away from Portland (recently at Timberline Lodge) and features two days of talks, workshops, and fun.


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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We did our best, but couldn't find the next application deadline and start date information online.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cellular Neurophysiology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
  • Systems Neuroscience
  • Neurobiology of Disease
  • Principles of Scientific Conduct and Practice
  • Neuroscience Seminar
  • Topics in Neuroscience Research.
For more information, please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Requirements for AdmissionThe Neuroscience Graduate Program does not have specific entrance requirements. The Admissions Committee considers several variables, most importantly grade point average, GRE scores, and letters of recommendation. We do not have a minimum GPA, although students with GPAs less than 3.0 require exceptional GREs and letters. Likewise, GRE scores below the required minimum do not disqualify a student, but cause us to scrutinize other parts of the application more closely. Indeed, letters of recommendation from advisors or colleagues who know the applicant in a research environment, not just a class environment, are the most important factors we consider.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Oregon

  • 1031 - 1710 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


The 2014/15 entering stipend is $28,500 annually. The program covers tuition and fees (which includes health insurance). New students will also receive a $500.00 moving allowance to assist with relocation.

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