PhD in Neuroscience

The Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics is excited to offer later stage entry into the NIGMS Biomolecular Pharmacology Program for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the university-wide Graduate Program for Neuroscience (GPN).


The PhD in Neuroscience covers the complete spectrum of contemporary neuroscience research, ranging from developmental and cognitive to computational and molecular. ¬† Partnership with the Department of Pharmacology enables neuroscience students to substitute elective training during the second and third year with “core” pharmacology curriculum and to access a vibrant seminar program that emphasizes drug discovery and neuropharmacology. This opportunity is especially suited to those students¬†interested in a career that is relevant to the treatment of nervous system disorders.

For a detailed outline of the requirements of the joint program in Neuroscience and Biomolecular Pharmacology, please click here.