The program is designed for students interested in teaching and interdisciplinary research careers in the neurosciences. Students with an undergraduate degree or medical and other professional students who wish to pursue graduate study may apply. The Division of Neuroscience deadline for the receipt of applications is February 15. Students are admitted to the program to start during the fall quarter of a given academic year. Applicants for admission are evaluated by an admissions committee chaired by the director of the division. Candidates are required to provide three letters of recommendation written by individuals who know them academically. Consideration for admission includes the applicant's overall academic record, the quality of the recommendations, his/her motivation and ability to pursue independent studies and the description of the applicant's scientific research interests.
Minimal admission criteria to the program are consistent with the general requirements of The Graduate College and include a score of at least 1,500 on the Graduate Record Examination and a grade point average of at least 3.0.
For more information, see the Rush University Catalog.