Graduate Neuroscience Training Program
 

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Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP)

The FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute sponsors the Ph.D. NGP. We are currently recruiting applications for the 2023 Fall matriculation class. We are looking for bright, motivated students who have an inquisitive mind and a passion for neuroscience research. Work alongside world-renowned faculty who are utilizing novel techniques to perform cutting-edge research in cellular, molecular, and biomedical neuroscience; sensorimotor, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience; and theoretical and computational neuroscience. At FAU we believe that celebrating and valuing diversity and inclusivity generates innovative education, inspired curricula, high-quality research, effective problem-solving, and general creativity, by establishing an environment in which all students can achieve their potential.

Graduate Admission Requirements 

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Major:    Neuroscience
Graduate training begins during the Fall semester and students are considered Full-time.

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.4 (Relevant BS or BA degree in Neuroscience, Biology, Psychology, or a related or relevant field)
  • Graduate GPA of 3.4* (if applicable)
  • GRE test scores are optional
  • Statement of personal objectives in essay form 
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation (preferably from academic/research advisors)
  • * The Admissions Committee considers all aspects of the application, not only GPA, but also what courses an applicant has taken, research experience, letters of recommendation, and the applicant's personal statement. Strong qualifications in some areas may offset weaker qualifications in other areas.

Important Dates

  • The application process opens in September 8 for Fall 2023 Admission
  • The application deadline for the Neuroscience Graduate Program is December 1st each year

How to Apply - FAU Graduate College

Initiate the application process via FAU's Graduate College Website using GRADCAS.

  • Search "Florida Atlantic University Neuroscience-Doctor of Philosophy"
  • Here you will create an account
  • Fill out the FAU Graduate College Admissions application online using GRADCAS
  • Please be sure to pay the application fee to submit application. *By December 1st.
We encourage applicants to submit the completed application prior to the December 1 deadline. Applications must include all supporting documentation, and all letters of recommendation must be received by December 1, in order to be sent to the Admissions Committee for review.


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Room 107, MC-17
5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458
email: BIresearch@fau.edu
phone: 561.799.8100

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777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
email: BIeducation@fau.edu
phone: 561.297.4989