APPLY ONLINE

Applications to the Neuroscience graduate program are submitted via the Preliminary Application System, an electronic application system that streamlines the admissions process for several PhD training programs at the University of Iowa, including the Neuroscience PhD program.


The electronic application system transmits your file directly to the Neuroscience Admissions Committee for evaluation.


This preliminary application is FREE.

 

For best consideration, please submit your completed preliminary application by January 1. Applications received after this deadline may be considered on a rolling basis.

Complete preliminary applications include the *free* online preliminary application, unofficial transcripts, three letters of recommendation, self-reported GRE test score results, and self-reported TOEFL test score results (foreign applicants only).

 

General questions regarding application information, procedures, prerequisites, financial support, and the Iowa City community can be found here.

Program-specific inquiries should be directed to grad-neuroscience@uiowa.edu.

 

Correspondence as well as all technical support messages will come from biosciences-admissions@uiowa.edu. If you use a spam-blocking tool, please be sure to add this email address to your list of known/safe addresses.

 

 

Heat map representing post-training conditioned place preference for individual mice. This image shows the average location

of mice over a period of 20 minutes. Regions of higher intensity (orange/yellow) indicate areas where a given mouse spent more

time.  –Image by Neuroscience student Shane Johnson

“I like to describe Iowa City as a small town, with a big city feel. The town is great to live in for a graduate student: cost of living is low, it is a very safe city, and a ton of activities. Iowa City is perfectly located within driving distance to several bigger cities: Des Moines (2 hours), Chicago (3.5 hours), Madison (3 hours), and Minneapolis (5 hours). Whether it's the summer jazz festival, film festivals, live bands, or the farmer's market, there are cultural events year-round that give you the chance to get out and have some fun. ”