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Thank you for your interest in applying to the Neuroscience Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
To complete the application you will need to provide your academic transcripts, statement of purpose, research statement, and the names of 3 references. The GRE is no longer required.
Exams | The GRE is no longer required. International students must also take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Undergraduate Coursework | An undergraduate degree or its equivalent. A baccalaureate degree in either a biological science, chemistry, physics or engineering is recommended. Applicants are strongly encouraged to take an undergraduate level biochemistry course.
GPA | There is no absolute requirement for grade point average above that required by the graduate school, but successful applicants will generally have GPAs above 3.2 (A=4.0).
Research Experience | Undergraduate research experience is strongly recommended.
When you apply to the Neuroscience Graduate Program, you have two options:
Apply to the Neuroscience program directly
Apply to the biomedical sciences umbrella program and select Neuroscience as one of your 2 host programs for recruitment weekend. This options allows you to have flexibility in your research interests if admitted. See the Biomedical Science Program web site for a full description of the program.
Students interested in pursuing a dual MD and PhD in Neuroscience may apply to the Medical Scientist Training Program.
The Neuroscience application deadline is December 1.
Applications received by December 1 will be given first consideration for admission to the Fall Semester of the following year, but applications received subsequently will also be considered. Fall Semester classes begin in late August
An application for admission must include the following:
Electronic Transcript(s): firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Colorado Denver
Campus Box 163
PO Box 173364&
Denver, CO 80217
PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS IS NOVEMBER 1.
Applications submitted between November 1 and December 1 may only be considered if complete.
International students must meet ALL of the requirements above and those required by International Admissions.
Visit International Admissions for more information.
Please email the Neuroscience Graduate Program office with any questions at NSP@ucdenver.edu