Attend Our Information Session: October 13, 2023
Join us for an Information Session for our Ph.D. in Neuroscience Program. You will have an opportunity to meet with the Director of the Program and the Graduate Admissions Recruiter as we discuss program highlights, curriculum and the application process. There will be plenty of time for Q & A, so have your questions ready.
The Information Session will be held on Friday October 13th, at 5:00pm CST. Please RSVP at the link below. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Study one of the fastest growing areas in science education and research
Neuroscience is the study of the structure and function of the brain and nervous system and is currently one of the fastest growing areas in science education and research. There is an incredible demand for professionals with a neuroscience background across a wide spectrum of professions, ranging from medicine and research to business and law.
The neuroscience PhD program is designed with interdisciplinary research training and curriculum to prepare students for doctoral level interdisciplinary career opportunities in the growing arena of neuroscience research and industry.
An interdisciplinary program providing broad foundations in neuroscience
The neuroscience program is designed to provide students with research training and didactic course work that includes a broad foundation in neuroscience that can then be complemented with specialized courses within subfields.
This doctoral program brings together faculty from biological sciences, biomedical engineering, biomedical sciences, physical therapy-exercise science, computational mathematical statistical science, philosophy, and psychology.
Requirements and course work can be found on the Graduate School bulletin.
Choose From three neuroscience specializations
Our graduate program training offers a PhD in neuroscience with specialization in one of three areas.
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Acquire a foundational background in core neuroscience concepts including a strong understanding of both neuronal and non-neuronal cells of the nervous system
Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
Students in this specialization will acquire a foundational background in behavioral and cognitive processes and their neuroanatomical and neurophysiological foundations.
Accelerated Degree Program
Beginning fall 2021, the Graduate School will offer a combined bachelor’s-doctoral program available to outstanding Marquette University biomedical sciences undergraduate students. This program enables students to complete their undergraduate degree within the first year of the neuroscience graduate program, allowing them to complete their doctorate in less time than traditional graduate students. Learn more about the Neuroscience ADP program
Take the next step towards your future
Departments and Faculty
This doctoral program brings together faculty from biological sciences, biomedical engineering, biomedical sciences, physical therapy-exercise science, computational mathematical and statistical science, philosophy, and psychology. Their collective expertise will be able to provide a structured neuroscience-based curriculum that will allow for educational and research opportunities in this rapidly expanding subject area and will lead students to emerging career opportunities. Learn more about faculty research areas by visiting their department webpages.
Applications are due to the Graduate School by December 1 for the following fall term.
The recruitment committee reviews applications and selects a sub-group for phone interviews. After phone interviews are complete, the applications are selected for on-campus interviews. All applicants are notified of the committee’s decision.
1Upon admission, final official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities, with certified English translations if original language is not English, must be submitted to the Graduate School within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on the student’s record.
2Upon admission, an official course-by-course transcript/academic record evaluation must be submitted to the Graduate School within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on the student’s record.