Graduate Programs

Graduate students are the lifeblood of any academic program. They infuse new perspectives and energy to the program and to research labs. They represent the future of our discipline.

The BRI plays a critical role in graduate neuroscience education at UCLA. It provides the administrative and intellectual infrastructure for neuroscience education and gives students the chance to customize their education without limitations imposed by traditional departmental boundaries.

The Neuroscience Interdepartmental Graduate Program offers a flexible education based on a strong core curriculum and highly individualized training options. This program trains doctoral students in all levels of analysis, from molecular and cellular to circuits and behavior. Through class-work, seminars and peer interactions our students become fluent in “the language of neuroscience” and can communicate with others inside and outside of their area of specialization.

The BRI provides a rich environment not only for learning, teaching and research, but also for public outreach, an increasingly important activity for all neuroscientists.

Students interested in the nervous system have several options for admissions to graduate programs at UCLA. Prospective students are advised to compare the various admissions options to determine which of the 18 P.hD. programs in Biosciences suits their needs best.