Dec 04, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Neuroscience, PhD

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The Department of Neuroscience offers a graduate program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Neuroscience. Graduate study in neuroscience is designed to prepare candidates for research careers in academics, industry, and government laboratories. Students will have the opportunity to join faculty research programs across a spectrum of topics including: cellular and molecular neurobiology, neurodegenerative diseases and aging, brain and spinal cord injury, neuroendocrinology, and behavioral, cognitive and integrated neuroscience. The program of study is tailored to the individual background and career goals of the student and stresses an interdepartmental approach both in the selection of courses and in the pursuit of research. Students are expected to participate in graduate seminars, journal clubs, research seminars, to interact with visiting scholars, publish and to present the results of their research at local and national meetings. Financial aid is available to students accepted into the program. Optional graduate certificates in Anatomical Sciences or Neuroscience Instruction are also available. 


Admission Requirements  

  • Admission to the Ph.D. program in Neuroscience is through completion of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBS) graduate curriculum with a GPA of 3.0 or greater. Inquiries regarding admission to the IBS program should be directed to the Director of Graduate Studies, Integrated Biomedical Sciences Curriculum, University of Kentucky College of Medicine at  

  • For additional information about the Ph.D. program in Neuroscience, contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Neuroscience. Information may also be obtained from the department website at 


Degree Requirements

Requirements to be added.

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