Tracks are available in the areas of behavioral genetics, behavioral neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, environmental, population and organismic biology, integrative and applied physiology, molecular, cellular and developmental biology, and speech, language and hearing sciences.

Degrees Offered


Degree Details

PhD Students maintain a dual affiliation with their home department and the neuroscience program. Each student pursuing the neuroscience degree completes a set of common core courses, as well as depth requirements in neuroscience, with the remaining courses being specific to their track and home department affiliation. In addition to course requirements students must successfully pass a comprehensive exam, complete a minimum of 30 dissertation credits and successfully defend the dissertation.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must:

  1. Be matriculated at the University of Colorado Boulder.
  2. Be in good standing in a PhD degree program of an appropriate home department.

Applicant Instructions

All students must first be admitted to a PhD program in a "home" department (Psychology, EPOB, MCDB, etc.). Once such students have matriculated and are in good standing with their home department, they are eligible to apply to the Neuroscience PhD program.

Contact Information

University of Colorado Boulder
Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program
Room D244 Muenzinger Psychology Bldg
Box 345 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0345
Phone: 303-492-5693
Fax: 303-492-2967

Neuroscience website