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Neuroscience

The Graduate Program in Neuroscience offers interdisciplinary biomedical research training leading to the Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree.

The field of neuroscience is expanding nationwide, as more research centers and academic institutions recognize this diverse field's wide applicability and significant contributions to biomedical knowledge. The WVU Neuroscience program is positioned to play a key role in the progress of this field.

Reflecting the nature of contemporary neuroscience, we are an interdisciplinary graduate program comprised of faculty from basic and clinical departments. Several faculty are also members of the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience, the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute, the Sensory Neuroscience Research Center and the Center for Advanced Imaging. This interdisciplinary environment affords our faculty and students prime access to the resources needed to conduct world-class neuroscience research.

Course Delivery Options

On-campus

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, 3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Students interested in the Neuroscience Ph.D. program must apply through the common admissions portal for all graduate programs in the Biomedical Sciences. Choice of the Neuroscience program occurs during the first year of graduate study after selection of an adviser for your dissertation research.

Application includes a personal statement, transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, GRE scores, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants must arrange to have official copies of transcripts and tests scores sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, P.O. Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510.

HSC Office of Research and Graduate Education: http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/resoff/graduate-education/phd-programs/biomedical-sciences/prospective-students/

Program Application Test Requirements

​GRE

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

​International - January 15 Domestic - February 15

Admissions Requirements

Resume/CV, 3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement

Admissions Requirements

Students interested in the Neuroscience Ph.D. program must apply through the common admissions portal for all graduate programs in the Biomedical Sciences. Choice of the Neuroscience program occurs during the first year of graduate study after selection of an adviser for your dissertation research.

Application includes a personal statement, transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, GRE scores, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants must arrange to have official copies of transcripts and tests scores sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, P.O. Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510.

HSC Office of Research and Graduate Education: http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/resoff/graduate-education/phd-programs/biomedical-sciences/prospective-students/

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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