Neuroscience

College

  • Center City Campus
  • College of Life Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctorate

Program Length

4-5 years

Program Type

  • On Campus

Prerequisisites

BA/BS | See More

Contact Information

Program

Name: Kyunghee Koh, PhD
Position: Co-Director, Neuroscience Graduate Program, Department of Neuroscience
Telephone: 215-503-9238

Program

Name: Angelo Lepore, PhD
Position: Co-Director, Neuroscience Graduate Program, Department of Neuroscience

900 Walnut Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Telephone: 215-503-4200

Admissions

Telephone: 215-951-2800

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Curriculum

Core Curriculum

Note: Credits for the 910, 920 and 930 Research courses and Electives are variable. Assign credits to Research and/or Electives to equal the target number of credits for each semester.

Fall Semester (20 Credits)
Course Title Credits
GC 550 Foundations in Biomedical Sciences 10
GC 760 PhD Laboratory Rotation       3
NS 601 Profiles in Neuroscience Research 1
NS 616 Journal Club 1
NS 710 Seminar Series 1
NS 910 Research Variable
Winter Semester (10 Credits)
Course Title Credits
NS 940 Research Variable
Spring Semesters (30 Credits)
Course Title Credits
GC 640 Research Ethics       1
GC 770/780 PhD Laboratory Rotation       3
NS 626 Journal Club 1
NS 700 Cellular Neurophysiology      4
NS 715 Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience       3
NS 720 Seminar Series 1
Elective Variable
NS 920 Research Variable
Summer Semester (10 Credits)
Course Title Credits
NS 930 Research Variable

Fall Semester (20 Credits)
Course Title Credits
Elective(s) Variable
NS 530 Neuroanatomy      4
NS 616 Journal Club 1
NS 710 Seminar Series 1
NS 910 Research Variable
Winter Semester (10 Credits)
Course Title Credits
NS 940 Research Variable
Spring Semesters (30 Credits)
Course Title Credits
GC 730 Planning & Writing a Research Grant      1
Elective(s) Variable
NS 690 Neuropharmacology 3
NS 626 Journal Club 1
NS 720 Seminar Series 1
NS 740 Applied Statistics in Neuroscience 2
NS 920 Research Variable
Summer Semester (10 Credits)
Course Title Credits
Elective Variable
NS 930 Research Variable

Curriculum Resources

Typical Coursework for PhD Students (PDF)
A description of the typical courses and credit amounts taken by GPN PhD students. 

Typical Coursework for MD/PhD Students (PDF)
A description of the typical courses and credit amounts taken by GPN MD/PhD students. 

Program Structure

Year One
  • Take introductory biomedical and neuroscience classes
  • Explore labs through Profiles in Neuroscience class, Journal Club and research rotations
Year Two
  • Finish coursework and rotations
  • Join a thesis lab and begin to develop a project
  • Take comprehensive qualifying exams (written and oral) during the summer
Years 3+
  • Continue thesis research while working with mentor and thesis committee
Final Year
  • Wrap up thesis project
  • Write and defend thesis
  • Graduate