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Neuroscience Graduate Program

How to Apply

To apply to the Neuroscience Graduate Program go to and complete the University of Cincinnati application form. Select the program titled "Neuroscience/Medical Science Scholars Interdisciplinary." There is a $65 application fee for US applicants and $70 for international applicants.

Your application should include the following:

  • A Curriculum Vitae that contains your education, including your major and future degree.
  • A letter describing your scientific interests and previous research experience.
  • Transcripts for undergraduate and graduate studies (if applicable). Copies are accepted; you will be asked to provide official transcripts if you are admitted.

Please have your GRE scores sent to us by the University of Cincinnati Institutional Code 1833 and the Neuroscience Graduate Program Code 0213. If your native language is not English and you do not have an undergraduate degree from an institution where English is the language of instruction, have TOEFL and International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores sent to us by choosing University of Cincinnati code 1833.

The UC online application site will explain how your letters of recommendation can be uploaded. Three letters of recommendation are required from individuals who can attest to your academic and research aptitude.

The UC online application site offers the option to record a video statement.  The Neuroscience Graduate Program does not require a video statement and will not use this video to evaluate an application. 

Ideally, admitted students should plan to begin the program on July 1 and, therefore, should apply for summer admission.  However, we understand that this may not be feasible for some students. Those who cannot begin the program until August should apply for fall admission. This has no effect on the application review process.

Note: all applications and supporting materials, including test scores and letters of recommendation, must be uploaded before the application deadline.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. 

The program application window for beginning the program during the 2018-19 academic year is now closed.  Individuals who are interested in beginning the program during the 2019-20 academic year may apply between September 1, 2018 and December 5, 2018.