Graduate Student Coordinator: Sally Vogt

GRE is optional for this program

Washington University in St. Louis has a long tradition of excellence in the neurosciences. Here, Erlanger first measured nerve conduction velocity and its relation to axon diameter. In the 1950s, Levi-Montalcini, Cohen and Hamburger discovered the first neuronal trophic factor, nerve growth factor. Today, a large and interactive faculty focuses interest on almost every area of modern neuroscience ranging from molecular analysis of ion channels to positron emission tomography of the human brain to genetics of human brain diseases​.


Faculty from the departments of Neuroscience, Anesthesiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics,​ Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology and Physiology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Molecular Microbiology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Pathology and Immunology, Physics, Psychiatry, Psychological & Brain Sciences, and Radiology serve as advisers for thesis research and serve as teaching faculty in the neurosciences. The remarkable breadth of faculty interests in neuroscience at Washington University guarantees a student's exposure to a wide range of current neurobiological problems and approaches. 


The 2021-22 Admission Season for the Neuroscience Program is fully online!

Before the application deadline (12/1), we will be offering several online open house events to answer questions about our Program, WashU and St. Louis. 

SFN Grad Program Fair
  ​November 8, 1-3:30pm CST
  November 11, 8:30am-12pm CST

WashU Zoom Open House events - Sign up here for the date that works for you:  https://forms.gle/1Nagj18E1C2ze2k96.
  ​November 18, 10-11am CST
  November 23, 7-8pm CST 

Admission interviews will be virtual in January and February, and will introduce you to current students and faculty.

If you have questions, refer to the DBBS Admissions website or contact Sally Vogt, Neurosciences Graduate Student Coordinator, at vogts@wustl.edu.

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