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Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Neurobiology


After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

Admission Limited to

Program is not accepting applications for 2013-2014

Exams & GRE Types

Letters of Recommendation

UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements, all applicants should submit a statement of purpose and describe why they wish to enter a doctoral program in fundamental neuroscience. The statement should include a description of past research experience in the life or physical sciences and psychology, and future career plans.

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in a physical or life science, neuroscience, psychology, or in a premedical curriculum. Introductory courses in general and organic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, and physics are highly recommended. Courses in genetics, psychology, neuroscience, psychobiology, physiology, and statistics are recommended.

Program Name


Leading to the degree of

M.S., Ph.D.

The Neurobiology department admits only applicants whose objective is the Ph.D.

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Program is not accepting applications for 2017-2018
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