Neuroscience, Ph.D.

Navigating the nervous system.

Merging biological, cognitive and computational neurosciences, this interdisciplinary program provides the broad academic foundation and diverse research experiences you need to study and contribute to the scientific understanding of brain and spinal cord function.

The program addresses all aspects of the highly integrated field, including the study of the nervous system biology, the cognitive and behavioral processes, and the applications of mathematics and computer science to understand and model neurological function.

As a student in the program, you will focus your degree work in an area of the field that interests you and best prepares you for your career and research goals. Areas of specialization include neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, and computational neuroscience.

The program is offered in collaboration with a nearby partner university, giving you access to faculty expertise, research facilities and resources at both institutions.

This program could be a good fit if you:

  • Want to work in a research-intensive field
  • Have exceptional analytical, investigative and problem-solving skills
  • Have a related academic background in biology, psychology, or computer/mathematical sciences

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Neuroscientist
  • Neuroanatomist
  • Neurobiologist
  • Neurochemist
  • Neuropharmacologist
  • Neurophysiologist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Neuroradiologist
  • Physiological psychologist
  • Psychobiologist
  • Biological psychologist
  • Psychophysicist

Available On-Campus