Graduate Programs in Neuroscience
Brandeis University is an exciting place for neuroscience research and study because we have an outstanding and highly interactive research community. Brandeis University's graduate program in neuroscience, leading to the MS and PhD degrees, is designed to equip students with the advanced knowledge and training necessary to conduct research in this interdisciplinary field. Students entering the program have opportunities to work in a range of fields, from cognitive neuroscience to the structure and function of ion channels. Visit the department website for more information. Application instructions can be found below.
How to Apply
- PhD: December 1. Late applications may be considered, but first consideration will be given to applications received by the deadline.
- MS: For fall admission: rolling through May 1; application review begins January 1. Please note that the fall application may be closed earlier if the desired cohort size is reached prior to May 1; questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply to the programs, you must submit:
Transcripts from all universities and colleges attended must be uploaded to your application; do not send official transcripts to our office. Official transcripts sent prior to an offer of admission will be destroyed. For more information, visit Frequently Asked Questions.
Letters of recommendation, submitted online. PhD: 3 required; Master's: 2 required (3 recommended).
A curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé, which should include your educational history, employment experience, and other relevant information.
A statement of purpose indicating your reasons for undertaking graduate study. In addition, please describe your qualifications for the academic program and your objectives in undertaking this program. Also, please outline your research interests and how they would complement those of our faculty.
The Neuroscience program does not require or take into consideration Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores as part of its admissions process. Please do not send your scores to Brandeis. Those that are sent will not be included in the application materials for review.
International applicants should visit our International Students page to determine if official results from an English language proficiency exam are also required.
For a more comprehensive description of application requirements, please visit Frequently Asked Questions.