GUIDELINES: Neuroscience PhD Program

Overview of Neuroscience PhD Program

Requirement Provides Expected normal progress
Core courses Breadth and Integration: Introduction to fundamentals of neuroscience; survey and integration of various disciplines contributing to neuroscience; study and exchange of neuroscience research methods and results; an interdisciplinary student cohort The Survey and Integration of Neuroscience I (NRSC 5100) and II (NRSC 5110) courses will be completed by the end of Year 2. Participation in the Advances in Neuroscience (NRSC 6100) Research Seminar (3 semesters) may be completed at any time, but in most cases will be completed by the end of Year 3
Neuroscience depth/focus courses Advanced expertise in several of the fundamental areas of neuroscience These 3 additional neuroscience courses should be completed by the end of Year 3
Neuroscience-related discipline specialization Expert specialization in a neuroscience-related discipline All additional specialization courses should be completed by the end of Year 4
Doctoral Thesis State-of-the-art independent research contribution to neuroscience Prospectus: end of Year 3; Thesis: end of Year 5

 

WORKSHEET FOR NEUROSCIENCE PhD GRADUATION (pdf file)