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Important Note: This is the archived version of the 2012–2014 Graduate Catalog. The information on these pages was archived on August 22, 2012 and will not be updated as requirement and/or program changes are approved.

Admission Requirements Degree Requirements

Director of Graduate Studies
Graduate Program in Neuroscience (MC 526)
840 South Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60612-4325

Campus Location: 320 CSN
Program Codes: 20FS0323MS (MS); 20FS0323PHD (PhD); 20FS0323NDEG (Nondegree)
Telephone: (312) 996-7370
Web Site:
Program Director: Daniel M. Corcos
Director of Graduate Studies: John Larson

The Program in Neuroscience offers work leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Neuroscience and a Master of Science degree in Neuroscience for physician residents in Psychiatry (see Note below). As a multidisciplinary program, students have numerous research opportunities in several departments across the campus. Fields of study cluster around three areas of concentration: neural signal transduction and molecular biology; systems and integrative neuroscience; human/therapeutic neuroscience, cognition, and neural imaging.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Transcripts of all undergraduate and any graduate work must be submitted. In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements for Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science:

Master of Science

NOTE: The Master of Science in Neuroscience is for those currently holding an MD degree and completing a Psychiatry residency program at UIC. These master’s candidates will be supported from an NIMH Training Grant that is already in place at UIC that represents a specific initiative by the NIH to support the training of physician/scientists. No other candidates for the Master of Science degree will be considered. Students with terminal master’s degrees do not command any additional advantage in competing for academic positions; entry-level research assistant positions usually require no more than a Bachelor of Science degree. More appropriate master’s degree programs for students who wish to advance in industry or education are available in the departments of Biological Sciences or Psychology.

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Requirements

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:

Master of Science

Doctor of Philosophy