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Admissions|Graduate Neuroscience Program

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Graduate Neuroscience Program
1000 East University Ave.
Department 3166
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-6446
Fax: (307) 766-5625
Email: flynn@uwyo.edu

Applications to the Graduate Doctoral Neuroscience Program

All students MUST submit the information listed directly below. The evaluation of applicants can only proceed once all materials have been received.

Admission to the Doctoral Neuroscience Programs is based on GRE scores, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and your personal statement. You will be best prepared for our program if you have successfully completed courses in neuroscience, biology, chemistry, and other sciences. Deadline for submission of application material is February 15. Applications are screened once they are complete and outstanding applications may receive early admission. Students are typically admitted to start during the Fall semester.

Download the Application in .DOC format

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  • Cumulative score of at least 1100 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for the Doctoral Program. GRE scores should be sent directly from the testing company at the same time that other aspects of the application are being completed. The institution code is 4855, and department code is 0213.
  • Three favorable reference letters to support your application

Admission to the Graduate Neuroscience Program is a two step process. The first step in this process is carried out by the Neuroscience Program admissions committee. This step does not require any fee but does require that all requested materials be submitted as described below.

Step 1 - Applications are reviewed initially by the Neuroscience Admissions committee. We request that the following materials (1-4) be sent electronically to the program Director, Francis W. Flynn:neuroscience@uwyo.edu

1. Neuroscience Application Form. (click for application form) Please indicate if you are applying for the Master's or Doctoral Program.

2. Resume

3. 3 recommendation letters

4. Personal statement (1 page). In your personal statement, please describe general areas of interest and any specific research topics or techniques with which you have experience. we use this information to link up perspective students with faculty advisors. Often, students are admitted to work with specific Neuroscience faculty or in particular areas, and the personal statement is helpful in this regard. Students should read the faculty research interests to get a feel for our expertise and the training opportunities that are available through the Neuroscience Program. We strongly encourage applicants to contact the Neuroscience faculty for more information regarding their research programs, or the Director for general research issues. If your interests are still broad at this point in time, indicate your general interests and graduate training goals in your statement.

5. GRE scores from testing agency.

Application Process for International Students.

The process for International Students is more demanding and students should refer to the International Student Resources

In addition to the requirements listed above, TOEFL scores are required by Neuroscience Program and the University of Wyoming for admission. The official TOEFL scores should be sent directly from the testing company. A minimum requirement is 550 for international students

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