PhD in Neuroscience

The PhD in Neuroscience is a research-intensive program to train students for independent research careers in higher education, industry, and government agencies.

Our graduate students work with leading faculty from multiple departments, colleges, and campuses across WSU, providing a broad selection of mentors and potential topics for thesis research.

WSU has prepared me to accomplish my future goals by providing me the foundational skills of asking and answering scientific questions through a collaborative and supportive learning environment.

Ginny Park, graduate student in Neuroscience

3 campuses, 1 goal

Campus map showing 3 wsu neuroscience locations.   Vancouver, Pullman, and Spokane.

Providing the best advanced education and research opportunities in biomedical sciences, molecular biosciences, and neuroscience

  • WSU Pullman – Large residential campus in a vibrant college town
  • WSU Spokane – Regional medical hub on WSU’s health sciences campus with basic and translational research labs
  • WSU Vancouver – Small urban campus where students get extensive faculty interaction and mentoring

Integrated graduate program

  • Common core curriculum. Graduate students take common courses in biomedical ethics, responsible conduct, experimental design, and deconstruction of research.
  • 8-week lab rotations. Choose at least three labs and work alongside faculty researchers to discover your research interests and choose a mentor.
  • Professional development. Attend ongoing academic and career development training in our Leadership and Professional Series to enhance communication, mentoring, diversity, and leadership skills.

Tuition and financial resources

Graduate stories

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