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About KU Graduate Study in Neurosciences

Neuroscience is a truly multidisciplinary research field.

  • The KU neuroscience program is a degree-granting program. Students are admitted directly into the program.
  • The program is coordinated by the Lawrence campus of the university (KU) - with strengths in the behavioral, biological, chemical, and pharmaceutical sciences - and the Medical Center campus in Kansas City (KUMC) - with strengths in all the biomedical and clinical sciences.
  • Students are asked to indicate the campus on which they would like to be considered for admission.
  • Students in this program should expect to receive a Ph.D. degree in neurosciences.
  • Students take advantage of the many research and training opportunities available at two campuses of a major research university.
  • Students can look forward to personal development in an atmosphere that fosters strong collaborative activities as well as independent scholarship.
  • The program appeals to students who want to teach and/or do research in a university or do research in a pharmaceutical/ biotechnology company or government laboratory.
  • Students who are interested in this field wish to work out individual programs spanning a great breadth from molecular and cellular neurobiology to organism-based neurophysiology, behavioral neurobiology and cognitive neuroscience.
  • If this type of program fits your professional training expectations, we invite you to join us.