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Note: As of September 18, 2012, UIC’s Office of Admissions and Records (OAR) has an online application AND document upload system. OAR reports that currently applicants must wait three business days from completion of the online application to the automated email instructing how to upload documentation.

The Graduate Program in Neuroscience leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Neuroscience welcomes applications from students of all academic backgrounds. As a multidisciplinary program, students have numerous research opportunities in several departments across the campus. Fields of study cluster around three areas of concentration: neural signal transduction and molecular biology; systems and integrative neuroscience; human/ therapeutic neuroscience, cognition and neural imaging.

While applications from individuals representing diverse backgrounds are encouraged, students should realize that the Neuroscience curriculum emphasizes interactions between researchers of varied interest and that a solid foundation in cell biology and biochemistry is essential. To this end, we strongly recommend that students who apply to the Program have a solid foundation in general biology and biochemistry or general chemistry and organic chemistry. Students who do not have this background will be expected to take Biochemistry in addition to the other required courses during their first year of graduate study.

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