APPLY ONLINE

Applications to the Neuroscience graduate program are submitted via the Biosciences Centralized Application System, an electronic application system that streamlines the admissions process for 11 PhD training programs, including the Neuroscience PhD program.


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


This application is FREE.

 

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

Complete applications includes the *free online 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

“Iowa City is a semi - small town centralized around the University and conjoined Hospital. All of the amenities necessary are easily accessible. Iowa City holds an excellent night life and has an emphasis on local everything (coffee, food, etc..). As UIowa is a large university, there are endless activities to be had. The new rec and numerous trails satisfy your exercise and outdoor craving needs. Coming from the larger city of Pittsburgh, I would equate the cultures as both outgoing and open-minded. A more positive aspect of Iowa City over a larger city is the slower feel to the town. Graduate life can be very stressful, so the safety of the town and lack of a dense population make an already busy life easier to manage. ”