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How to Apply

We accept applications for SUMMER entry each year, with incoming students beginning in early July.

The application deadline to receive a completed application is in early December, each year, and will be posted when it is available.

No GRE score is required!

To apply to the Neuroscience Graduate Program, go to and complete the University of Cincinnati application form. Select the program titled "Neuroscience/Medical Science Scholars Interdisciplinary." There is a $65 application fee for US applicants and $70 for international applicants.

Your application should include the following:

  • A Curriculum Vitae that describes your education, including your major and future degree, with research experience and other pertinent information.
  • A personal statement describing your scientific interests and previous research experience.
  • Transcripts for undergraduate and graduate studies (if applicable). Unofficial transcripts are acceptable, but you will be asked to provide official transcripts if you are admitted. Discrepancies are grounds for rescinding an admission offer or dismissal from the program.
  • At least three letters of recommendation from former professors, research mentors, and/or others who can attest to your scientific aptitude and research potential. The UC online application site will explain how your letters of recommendation can be uploaded.
  • International applicants who graduated from a university where the primary language is not English must arrange for TOEFL/IELTS scores to be sent directly to UC. International transcripts not in English must be sent with a certified translation.

The UC online application site offers the option to record a video statement.  The Neuroscience Graduate Program does not require a video statement and will not view it.

Admitted students should plan to begin the program on July 1 and, therefore, should apply for SUMMER admission. 

Note: The applicant is responsible for submitting the application and paying the fee by the deadline. Incomplete or late applications cannot be considered. If letters of recommendation and TOEFL/IELTS scores (if applicable) are uploaded after the deadline, they will be attached to the application as soon as possible. You may check your application status.

Applicant interviews will be held from late January to mid-February 2024.

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Neuroscience Graduate Program
Medical Sciences Building
Room 1058B
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0548

Mail Location: 0548
Phone: 513-558-1803