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Requirements for Application

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 academic year for students planning to pursue a Ph.D. degree.  Students are expected to have demonstrated academic excellence in both the classroom and the laboratory and should have an undergraduate background in a neuroscience-related discipline (e.g., biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, biological psychology, biomedical engineering). 

Important Neuroscience Application Instructions:

The Graduate School accepts only online applications for admission. When completing your application:


  1. Indicate NEUROSCIENCE as your "Program of Interest"
  2. Select Doctoral (PhD) under "Academic Status"
  3. Enter your "Entry Term and Year"

    *Note that while there is no deadline for applications, most of our incoming students are admitted for the fall term. Applications are reviewed starting in mid-December.


Applications must include the following: 

Financial Package

All students in the neuroscience specialization are supported by fellowships or teaching assistantships including a full 12-month stipend plus tuition and fees. 


If you have questions specific to the Neuroscience Specialization in the Biological Sciences Graduate Program, please contact:

Dr. Robert Wheeler

Phone: (414) 288-6703



For more information, visit Marquette University's Graduate School
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