Neuroscience, PHD

Program Director: SuJean Choi, Ph.D.
Neuroscience Graduate Program website

Degree Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Educational Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the neuroscience doctorate program, a student is able to:

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth mastery of advanced interdisciplinary concepts in the neurosciences.
  2. Demonstrate independent scientific reasoning.
  3. Design and execute original research in an area of neuroscience specialization.
  4. Demonstrate effective oral communication of interdisciplinary neuroscience concepts.

Program Description

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. The graduate program in neuroscience involves, at a minimum, faculty from the Departments of Biological Sciences; Biomedical Engineering; Biomedical Sciences; Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science; Philosophy; Physical Therapy-Exercise Science; and Psychology. It is designed to provide students with research training and didactic course work that includes a broad foundation of neuroscience that can then be complemented with specialized courses within subfields.