Please note that UNMC's new Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (IGPBS) is replacing the BRTP program for Fall 2016. This new program will still allow incoming students to experience multiple departments during their education. When applying through IGPBS, Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience is a part of the Neuroscience program along with Cellular & Integrative Physiology; Genetics, Cell Biology & Anatomy; Munroe-Meyer Institute; Neurological Sciences and many more.
Students can join the graduate program by applying to UNMC's Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences(IGPBS)
Students admitted to IGPBS Neuroscience will be able to choose three rotations throughout the various departments in the program. If you are accepted into the IGPBS Undeclared program, you will be able to choose rotation mentors from any participating department at UNMC.
Medical students can also join the Department Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience graduate program through the combined M.D./Ph.D. degree program. Special opportunities for minority students to join the department are also available.
Admission to the program leading to the Ph.D. degree may be granted to individuals who
- Hold the bachelor (or higher) degree from an accredited college or university;
- Have a grade average of B or better. Grades in science must be excellent. Admission requirements include course work in mathematics; chemistry, including organic chemistry; physics; and biology or zoology; and
- Provide results from Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or TOEFL
Upon admission to the program, a student will be advised of any deficiencies, which must be made up within the first year after entering the program. The prerequisite courses may not be substituted for required courses in the program. Research experience also enhances the applicant's preparation for graduate studies in pharmacology and neuroscience. Along with proof of baccalaureate degree, official transcripts and GRE results, three letters of recommendation are required of all applicants.
Applicants for whom English is not their native language must submit TOEFL scores, with a minimum score of 100 on the internet-based TOEFL is usually required for admission.
Students are selected for admission on the basis of overall undergraduate grade point average, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, personal statement (see application form) and faculty interviews.
Application for Graduate Program
- Application materials for the IGPBS Neuroscience graduate program are available online. Slightly different requirements for the application to IGPBS Undeclared are available on their website.
Students apply to the graduate program for admission, not to individual faculty members, though prospective students are free to contact specific faculty members regarding their research interests or other aspects of the program.
For admission requirement information, please visit the UNMC Current Graduate Studies.
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