What will I learn?

The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Graduate Program is a degree-granting program of interdisciplinary study. The program supports study in a wide range of Neuroscience-related research areas, including but not limited to neural development; neurobiology of addiction; biology of neurological diseases and neuro degeneration; neuroimaging; neuroendocrinology of stress, obesity and diabetes; and cognitive neuroscience. The program is composed of over 70 faculties in multiple departments in the Colleges of Medicine, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Pharmacy, Allied Health and the Children’s Hospital of Cincinnati. All students have access to a full range of core facilities, including genomics, proteomics, functional MRI, confocal microscopy and rodent behavioral and metabolic phenotyping. The program covers stipend, tuition and health insurance for all students, and provides additional support for domestic and international travel to conferences. Program initiatives include opportunities for international collaboration and career counseling.

There are over 30 PhD students currently in the program. Recent graduates have gone on to post-doctoral work and Johns Hopkins, Cambridge, Washington University and Michigan. Students in the program are supported by training grants from NINDS, NIDDK and NIBIB, and by generous gifts from the Daniel L. Kline Fund.

Which department am I in?

College of Medicine

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
US$26,894.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 January 2022, 22 August 2022, 9 January 2023

Venue

UC Uptown Campus East

University of Cincinnati Medical Center,

234 Goodman Street,

CINCINNATI,

Ohio,

45219, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For our graduate programs, we welcome applications from students who hold a baccalaureate degree (or higher) from a college or university regarded as standard by a regional or general accrediting agency, and have at least a B average in undergraduate course work (or otherwise give evidence of promise that is judged satisfactory by the admitting program and the Graduate School). Standardized Tests of English Proficiency: Most students fulfill the English requirement by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Testing System (IELTS), or the PEARSON Test of English (PTE). For IELTS, an overall band score of 6.5 is sufficient for graduate admission. For PEARSON, a score of 47 is sufficient. TOEFL requirements vary based on the type of TOEFL test taken, and scores are valid for up to two years. The minimum university requirement is: 520 (paper-based test), or 190 (computer-based test), or 80 (internet-based test).

For international students

For our graduate programs, we welcome applications from students who hold a baccalaureate degree (or higher) from a college or university regarded as standard by a regional or general accrediting agency, and have at least a B average in undergraduate course work (or otherwise give evidence of promise that is judged satisfactory by the admitting program and the Graduate School).

Standardized Tests of English Proficiency

Most students fulfill the English requirement by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Testing System (IELTS), or the PEARSON Test of English (PTE). For IELTS, an overall band score of 6.5 is sufficient for graduate admission. For PEARSON, a score of 47 is sufficient. TOEFL requirements vary based on the type of TOEFL test taken, and scores are valid for up to two years. The minimum university requirement is: 520 (paper-based test), or 190 (computer-based test), or 100 (internet-based test).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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