M.S. Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

Ph.D. Neuroscience

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Understanding the Nervous System

Merging biological, cognitive and computational neurosciences, this interdisciplinary program provides the broad academic foundation and research experience you need to study and contribute to the scientific understanding of brain and spinal cord function. Focus your degree work in neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience or computational neuroscience to advance your career goals.

Fast Facts

  • The Graduate Program in Neuroscience at the University of Idaho was established in 2003 as a multi-disciplinary program offering the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees.
  • Graduates of the program may enter careers in academics, biomedical or technical industry, or scientific communications.
  • Neuroscience
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Neurobiology
  • Neurochemistry
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Neuropsychology 
  • Neuroradiology
  • Physiological psychology
  • Psychobiology
  • Biological psychology
  • Psychophysics


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Degree Prep If you’re interested in pursuing a degree in this newly emerging discipline, you should have a strong scientific background and an undergraduate degree related to one of the following three program focuses: neurobiology (biology), cognitive neuroscience (psychology) or computational neuroscience (computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics).
Degree Roadmap The M.S. in Neuroscience requires a minimum 32 credits. For the latest information on all available Neuroscience courses, view our Course Catalog.

Incoming students admitted with background deficiencies will take background courses. The specific required background courses will be determined by each students graduate committee with the approval of the program director.
Scholarships The College of Engineering provides annual scholarship awards totaling approximately $820,000. For information on specific scholarships, feel free to meet with a a representative from the College of Engineering's Student Services team.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.
Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

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Hands-On Learning Undergraduate hands-on learning and research opportunities in the laboratory, field, and classroom are plentiful. U-Idaho’s engineering senior capstone design program is ranked one of the best in the nation by the National Academy of Engineers. Students get opportunities to solve real-world engineering problems sponsored by industry partners, as well as to showcase their work in the annual Engineering Design EXPO.