University of Vermont

2012-2013 Catalogue

Neuroscience (Doctor of Philosophy)

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Bachelor’s degree in a biological science, neuroscience, chemistry, physics, engineering, psychology, mathematics, communication sciences or computer science. Additional courses with better than average grades in calculus, chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and biopsychology, neuroscience, or biology are recommended. Research experience not necessary, but favorably considered.

GRE General Test scores required, and scores on the Subject Test in Biology, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, or Psychology are highly recommended. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Three letters of reference are required. Letters from research advisors or supervisors are highly desirable attesting to applicant's abilities to work independently in an academic setting. A complete application for fall admission must be received by December 15.

Requirements for Advancement to Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Satisfactory completion of required courses and research rotations. Approval of the written and oral portions of the qualifying comprehensive examination.

Minimum Degree Requirements

BIOL 261 - Neurobiology, three credits (if no neurobiology); CLBI 301 - Cell Biology, three credits, OR GRMD 353 - Cell and Molecular Biology, three credits; GRMD 354 - Human Structure/Function, six credits; PSYC 303 - Biobehavior Proseminar, three credits; GRMD 357 - Neural Science, six credits; PSYC 340 - Advanced Statistical Methods I, three credits OR STAT 308 - Applied Biostatistics, three credits; six credits in Advanced Neuroscience Selectives; ANNB 327 - Responsible Conduct in Research, one credit.


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