Florida State University

College of Arts and Sciences



314 Westcott Bldg.

Tallahassee, FL 32306

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - Neuroscience

Format: Campus

Program Description:

A well-integrated interdisciplinary program with active research at molecular to behavioral levels - providing a close mentoring relationship between faculty and students. Students in the doctoral Program in Neuroscience receive broad training in the study of the brain and nervous system function. Areas of emphasis include sensory processes, neural plasticity and development, energy balance and metabolism, neuroendocrinology and behavior, and cellular/molecular neuroscience. This interdisciplinary program provides a solid foundation with courses covering topics ranging from molecules to behavior. The Program places a heavy emphasis on laboratory research in a collegial and interactive atmosphere. Students may gain experience in the labs of Neuroscience faculty in Psychology, Biological Science, Mathematics, and the College of Medicine. Students work with faculty mentors in exceptionally well-equipped research facilities located in recently constructed buildings. An active colloquium series in neuroscience and special topic symposia/courses bring students into contact with world leaders in the field of neuroscience. In addition, students receive training in a variety of professional skills including public speaking, teaching and grant writing. Neuroscience is a Ph.D. program, but students may pursue a master’s degree in one of the participating departments with the approval of the faculty supervisor and training committee.


Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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