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.
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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 March 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 email@example.com.
To apply to the programs, you must submit:
Transcripts from all universities and colleges attended must be uploaded to your application; do not mail official transcripts to our office. 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.
Program Questions: PhD applicants, please be prepared to upload a document that details your previous research experience and/or other experience you feel prepares you for graduate school. For each relevant experience, please write a short paragraph that includes the name of the company/university, name of PI/professor/supervisor, location, dates started and ended, and topic(s) studied.
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.
Additional Requirements for International Applicants: Score report from one of the following English language proficiency exams: TOEFL iBT, TOEFL Revised Paper-delivered Test, TOEFL ITP Plus for China Solution, IELTS Academic, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test. You can arrange for the delivery of your TOEFL iBT or Revised Paper-delivered Test score report by providing ETS with our institution code, 3261 (no department code is necessary); please note that we do not accept TOEFL Essentials score reports or MyBest™ scores from ETS. Delivery of your TOEFL ITP Plus scores can be arranged via your Vericant account, delivery of your Duolingo scores can be arranged via your Duolingo account, and delivery of your PTE Academic scores can be arranged via your Pearson account. Further information about this requirement can be found on the International Students page.
For a more comprehensive description of application requirements, please visit Frequently Asked Questions.