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The recruitment, retention, and support of students from underrepresented backgrounds is central to the Graduate School's mission. We strive to develop and promote efforts to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion campus-wide. Application fee waivers are offered to eligible applicants.
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Neuroscience Graduate Program is committed to providing equitable access to learning opportunities for all students, including those with disabilities (e.g., mental health, attentional, learning, chronic health, sensory, or physical) who meet the technical standards of the program, with or without reasonable accommodations.
If you are an applicant with a disability who would like to engage in a confidential consultation about disability access at CU Anschutz, or who requires accommodations to complete the application or interview process, please contact The Office of Disability, Access & Inclusion.
Thank you for your interest in applying to the Neuroscience Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Direct entry into NSP
The Neuroscience Graduate Program (NSP) admits 7-11 students each fall who apply directly to NSP. Incoming students select one of two training tracks:
Applicants to NSP may apply for either the Rotation- or Thesis Lab Tracks but not both tracks simultaneously.
Entry via an Umbrella Program
Students who enter NSP through BSP or MSTP are granted second-year status, having already chosen a thesis laboratory and conducted laboratory rotations. Applicants may apply to multiple PhD programs simultaneously (e.g., BSP and NSP).
To complete the application you will need to provide your academic transcripts, statement of purpose, research statement, and the names of 3 references.
Exams | The GRE is not required. International students must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Undergraduate Coursework | An undergraduate degree or its equivalent is required. A baccalaureate degree in a biological science, chemistry, physics or engineering is recommended.
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 | Research experience is strongly recommended.
Applications to the Neuroscience Program received by December 1 will be given first consideration for admission to the Fall Semester of the following year, but applications received subsequently may also be considered. Fall Semester classes begin in late August
An application for admission for persons interested in both the rotation- and thesis lab-tracks of entry into NSP must include the following:
Electronic Transcripts should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If sending a physical transcript, please mail to:
Mail Stop C296
Fitzsimons Building, W5107
13001 E. 17th Place
Aurora, CO 80045
Applicants for the thesis lab-track of entry into NSP are subject to additional application requirements. They should contact NSP Program Directors Abigail Person and Nathan Schoppa for additional information.
PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS IS NOVEMBER 1.
Since additional processing is required for international applications, the application may not be complete even if submitted on December 1. Submission by November 1 will ensure time to complete administrative processing before December 1.
Applications submitted between November 1 and December 1 will only be considered if all application components have been received and processed.
International students must meet ALL of the requirements above and those required by International Admissions.
Please email the Neuroscience Graduate Program office with any questions at NSP@ucdenver.edu