Neuroscience Programs Across the U.S.



University of Utah (SLC, UT)

Degree: Doctorate Only

Students are trained in the areas of electrophysiology, molecular biology, genetics, behavior and cognitive neuroscience. There are 14 participating departments within the program. Students can choose any department and receive a ph.D in Neuroscience. To view faculty research interests go to:

Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)
Degree: Master, Doctorate

Course work and research for the doctoral program focuses upon molecular biology, developmental biology, biophysics, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuroendocrinology, neuroimmunology, cognition, and behavioral neuroscience. 

University of Idaho (Moscow, ID)
Degree: Master, Doctorate

Program research includes: investigations of the development, anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, cognitive and behavioral processes, and the application of mathematics and computer science to understand and model neurological function.

University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Degree: Doctorate Only

 Research areas at UA include: insect neurobiology, biomathematics, developmental neuroscience, motor control, neuropharmacology, speech, language, and hearing sciences; and cognition and neural systems. 

Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
Degree: Doctorate Only

The Program investigates 4 levels of analysis in Neuroscience: Molecular, Cellular Systems, Behavioral, and Cognitive.
Program Faculty research interests include: Neurophysiology, Neuroprosthetics, Memory, and perception. For a complete list of faculty and research interests go to:

University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
Degree: Master, Doctorate

Breadth of program research includes: molecular neuroscience and genetics, physiology, cellular and systems research, cognition and behavior, and neurobiology of disease. For a complete list of faculty research interests go to:

University of California Berkeley (San Francisco, CA) 
Degree: Doctorate Only

This is a highly selective program with research focusing upon analysis of ion channels, receptors, and signal transduction mechanisms’ gene regulation, formation, function, and plasticity of synapses; development of cerebral cortex; neural regulation of sleep; neural basis of learning and attention; and neural basis for human emotion, language, motor control, and other high-level cognitive processes. 

Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA)
Degree: Doctorate Only

Neuroscience Institute Graduate Program
Research at GSU is most strongly centered upon the Neural Basis of Behavior, Dynamical Systems, Neurotherapeutics, and Neural Circuits. Students at GSU have the opportunity to collaborate with Neuroscience researchers at Emory University, Georgia Tech, Morehouse School of Medicine, and The Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 

Washington State University (Pullman, WA)
Degree: Master, Doctorate

Some faculty research interests include: Addiction, circadian rhythms, and Neural/Synaptic Plasticity. For a complete list of research interests go to:

University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, WI)
Degree: Master, Doctorate

The Neuroscience program at UWM was established in 1971 and collaborates with the medical school on campus. The program features the following areas of research: Cellular and molecular neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, systems neuroscience, and translational neuroscience. 

Rush University (Chicago, IL)
Degree: Master, Doctorate

Rush University is one of the few programs in the U.S that offer training for disease-oriented basic neuroscience. Research areas include: europhysiology, neuroanatomy, behavioral neuroscience, neuropharmacology, neurochemistry, and cell and molecular biology. 

Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)
Degree: Master, Doctorate

Department of Life Sciences: The Neuroscience Graduate Program
Students conduct research in different labs, and have opportunities to work in a variety of neuroscience fields.
Brandeis specializes in behavioral/cognitive neurosciencecellular and molecular neurosciencecomputational neuroscience and systems neuroscience (including the Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neuroscience), and developmental neuroscience.

Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
Degree: Doctorate Only

Faculty labs explore the fields of molecular, cellular, developmental, systems, behavioral and clinical neuroscience. 

University of Miami (Miami, FL)
Degree: Doctorate Only

Program faculty research focuses upon cellular mechanisms underlying neurological diseases, addiction, molecular mechanisms underlying ion channels and neurotransmitter receptors, sensory transduction, mechanisms of learning and memory, and development of the nervous system. 

Iowa State University (Ames, IA)
Degree: Master, Doctorate

Research at Iowa State includes: neuronal membrane functions, signal transduction, neuroanatomy, neurodegenerative diseases, neuroendocrinology, neurotoxicology, neuropathology, developmental neurobiology, neurogenetics, computational neuroscience, neural networks, behavioral neuroscience, tissue engineering, neuroregeneration and brain repair.

 University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)
Degree: Doctorate Only

The program focuses on molecular, cellular, developmental, systems, and bio behavioral neuroscience. Community outreach retreats and attendance to national meetings is also part of the curriculum. 

Mayo Graduate School (Rochester, MN)
 Degree: Doctorate in Neurobiology of Disease

The program provides interdisciplinary training and research within the departments of Neuroscience, Neurology, and Neurosurgery. Faculty consists of clinician scientists and neuroscientists.

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
Degree: Master, Doctorate

The program focuses upon three areas: Molecular neuroscience, systems neurobiology, and functional neuroscience. To view faculty research interests go to: 

University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
Degree: Doctorate

Research areas within the Neuroscience program are cellular and molecular neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging, and systems neuroscience. Research within these areas is contributing to understanding how to treat brain related disease including TBIs, Parkinson’s Disease, addiction, depression, and anxiety.

University at Albany, SUNY (Albany, NY)

Degree: Doctorate in Behavioral Neuroscience

This program focuses on molecular behavioral neuroscience but covers the breadth of neuroscience, including the psychological impact of human neurological conditions.