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Doctoral Prospective Students


All Ph.D. application materials must be received by the Neuroscience Graduate Program by December 15th.  Applications are reviewed as they are received; therefore, applicants are encouraged to submit all required materials as early as possible.  Applications arriving after this date will be considered by the admissions committee only if positions remain available.

Application Requirements

Students who wish to be admitted to the Neuroscience Doctoral Program should apply online. The program will not consider any student for admission until all the following documents have been uploaded into the online application system:

  • Application form (must be submitted online)
  • A statement of purpose (must be submitted online)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • An unofficial copy of all post-secondary academic transcripts
  • Unofficial score of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam (international applicants only)

Please send all required materials to:
Tulane Brain Institute
Neuroscience Graduate Program
200 Flower Hall
6823 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118

Note: All transcripts and other documents and material required for application for admission become the property of the Neuroscience Graduate Program and are not returnable either in original or photocopied form.

Non-Native English Speakers

In addition to admissions requirements, applicants who are not native speakers of English must demonstrate an adequate command of the English language. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores or other evidence of English proficiency are required. A minimum TOEFL score of 600 points on the written exam, 250 on the computerized exam, or 90 on the internet-based exam is required. For more information about the TOEFL, visit the TOEFL website or contact ETS. When requesting ETS to send your score to the Neuroscience Graduate Program, please use our university code (6173) and departmental code (99).

Contact Information

Sherrie Calogero
Senior Program Coordinator

Andrei Derbenev, PhD
Director, Neuroscience PhD Program

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