The mission of our Ph.D. program in Neuroscience is to train our students in cutting-edge scientific approaches and to guide them through complex career choices. We aim to train and mentor a generation of nationally competitive neuroscientists involved in clinical, translational, and basic research to have successful careers in academia, industry and medicine. The program emphasizes the student’s participation in international meetings and collaborations with first-rate research labs. We have developed collaborations in research and training with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Washington, the University of Pennsylvania, Wayne State University, Lehigh University, and Morehouse School of Medicine. Our Ph.D. program is supported by the Specialized Neuroscience Research Program which is funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.screen-shot-2016-09-07-at-2-03-52-pm

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Graduation Requirements
  1. Grade index: 3.0 or above
  2. Credits: As stipulated by the program of study, 72 credits minimum
  3. Residence: A minimum of two year of full-time work must be completed at UCC
  4. Time limitations: A maximum of 7 years to satisfy all the requirements
  5. Candidacy Examination: Required of all students
  6. Dissertation defense: Required of all students
  7. Authorship: First author in at least one (1) manuscript or co-author in at least two (2) manuscripts accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal
Program Cost
$8,500 per year