When considering the possibility of a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, explore information about the faculty to identify core faculty members with whom you’d like to work. Let us know your area of research interest. You are encouraged to communicate with individual faculty members, asking questions about their research and requesting reprints of articles or links to publications.Meet our faculty
How to Apply
Components of the application
Applications must include a complete entrance form, three letters of recommendation, scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and an undergraduate transcript.
Transcripts should be mailed to the Program in Neuroscience, Graduate Admissions, 1101 E. 10th St., Bloomington, IN 47405-7007.
At least one score on the GRE test should correspond to 600 or above (on the old scale). This would equate to at least 160 verbal or 148 quantitative on the new computer-based tests. Reference: School Code 1324; Department Code 0213.
If your native language is not English, you are required to demonstrate your level of English proficiency by taking the TOEFL and submitting your scores. A minimum TOEFL of 600 (paper-based test), 250 (computer-based test) or 80 (TOEFL Internet-based test) is needed for admission.
The deadline for all applications is December 1
The Program in Neuroscience accepts students for the fall semester only.
Most of the students in Neuroscience pursue a double major with another department. To do this, you also apply to the admissions committee of the other participating department.
Inform both programs of your goals. Your program of study will be coordinated between the two fields. You will earn one doctorate conducting research in two fields, with guidance and evaluation from faculty in both programs.
For example, students wanting to have a double major in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences also apply to that program. More examples include PNS and Cognitive Science and PNS and Biology. Access all applications at the IU Electronic Application Server.Learn about dual degrees