University of Minnesota

Medical School



Stem Cell Institute

6-125 Jackson Hall, 321 Church Street SE

Twin Cities, MN 55455

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D - Neuroscience

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Graduate Program in Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota includes the study of topics such as molecular, cellular, systems, developmental, and computational neuroscience and behavioral neurobiology, which lead to the Ph.D. degree. Coursework provides students with a solid foundation in each of the major areas of neuroscience, plus the opportunity to do cutting edge research with world famous neuroscientists. Our doctoral program offers students more than 100 diverse and highly productive faculty who conduct well-funded research that covers the entire spectrum of neuroscience from the molecular biology of ion channels to the highly complex processes that underlie human cognition. In an environment that thrives on collaboration, the opportunities for students to partake in multidisciplinary research are abound. Our graduate students come from a variety of backgrounds and have diverse scientific interests.


The University of Minnesota has been accredited since 1913.

International Student Requirements:

To give you an indication of the criteria that are necessary for the initial consideration of your application, your TOEFL score should be at or above 107 (iBT), 263 (computer-based), or 625 (paper-based). The IELTS exam is also admissible, with a score typically at or above 6.5. Your GPA should be 3.5 or better; and your total GRE score should be 314/4.5 or greater.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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