Ph.D. On Campus


Johns Hopkins University

36 months
56500 USD/year
56500 USD/year
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The Neuroscience Training Program and the Neuroscience Department at Johns Hopkins University were among the first neuroscience-focused academic centers established in the United States, dating back to 1980.  The goal of the Program to ensure that our students obtain broad training in the neurosciences. 


Neuroscience students at Johns Hopkins University represent the brightest young scientific minds, and many have shown an early commitment to research. Because they enter our Program with different backgrounds, and the laboratories in which they choose to work are so diverse, our program is designed to be flexible. All doctoral candidates receive full tuition remission and a stipend for the duration of their studies. Currently, 177 doctoral candidates and 200 postdoctoral fellows work in the faculty laboratories, creating a diverse community that fosters development of novel approaches to answer complex questions. 

Learning outcomes

Our curriculum spans the breadth of modern neuroscience, from molecular/cellular underpinnings to systems/cognitive integration, and offers a rich training experience that brings students to the forefront of research in their particular area of interest, in preparation for a rewarding, independent career in the sciences.

Core courses cover the basics of molecular and cellular neuroscience, neuroanatomy, and systems neuroscience. Electives and laboratory rotations provide students with specialized training, and the Department’s long-standing seminar series brings in weekly national and international luminaries, exposing students and fellows to the full spectrum of the world’s most exciting new discoveries in neuroscience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Neuroscience and Cognition
  • Science, Ethics and Society
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Trends in the Neurobiology of Aging

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample
  • Personal Statement
  • CV
  • Academic record
  • Unofficial transcripts from all previous college and university study
  • At least two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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    56500 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 56500 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Baltimore

1240 - 2100 USD /month
Living costs

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