Admissions - General Information


Washington University Neuroscience Ph.D. Program invites applications from individuals wishing to pursue studies of brain function, development or disease. Applicants should have strong academic qualifications, as demonstrated by their undergraduate records. The GRE is optional. The Program welcomes applications from both undergraduates and from Post-Graduates who have maintained an interest in Neuroscience studies. Applicants should have a strong record of research experience (during the school year, during summers, and/or in post-graduate employment), and outstanding letters of reference. Citizenship status is not considered in admissions decisions.


Applications to the Neuroscience Ph.D. Program at Washington University are sent to the University's Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS). The deadline for receipt of the Ph.D. application is December 1. Applications from students indicating an interest in neuroscience are reviewed by the Neuroscience Admissions committee. Individuals are invited to Washington University to interview with the Neuroscience Program at the Institution's expense in either January or February. Decisions are made by the Neuroscience Admissions Committee on a rolling basis. Applicants who are offered admission are then invited to visit again in mid-March (optional and at no cost) to help their decision-making.


Complete information regarding the application can be obtained from:
Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences
Washington University School of Medicine Campus Box 8226
660 S. Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110-1093
Phone: 800.852.9074 or 314.362.3365
Fax: 314.362.3369

Or, information and the application can be accessed online. The application opens on September 1.