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How to Apply

A reminder that the deadline is fast approaching!

Once you have completed the initial application form, choose “Submit Application” and pay the required application fee.

NOTE: You cannot continue uploading documents or request recommendations until the application fee is paid.

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Successful applicants have a bachelor's degree with training in an appropriate major field, strong letters of recommendation, and high GPAs. International students must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. Admission to the program is highly competitive, and acceptances are made as qualified candidates are identified.

Please note that we are no longer requiring or accepting GRE scores for the application process.

To receive a brochure and additional information please complete our inquiry form.

For the University admission, you can go directly to the official graduate admission form and fill out an on-line application.

 

Completed applications include the following components:

  • completed online application (includes personal statement)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • transcripts from past institutions
  • CV (Please email all CVs to neuroapps@som.umaryland.edu)

 

Please note personal statements should include the applicant's background, motivation for pursuing a doctoral degree in Neuroscience and descriptions of past/current research experience with scientific rationale for experiments. 

 

Applications for the Program in Neuroscience are due December 1st for all applicants.

 

If you have additional questions, contact our program manager at neuroapps@som.umaryland.edu 

Students interested in pursuing a dual degree should note the Graduate Program in Life Sciences is associated with two nationally renowned dual-degree programs located right on our campus:

Note: Students interested in pursuing a dual degree will need to apply directly to either one of these programs.