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The Graduate Program in Neuroscience

at Arizona State University

Our goal is to provide an interdisciplinary program for training graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. We emphasize approaches that integrate several levels of analysis – molecular, cellular, systems, behavioral, cognitive - to investigate basic, translational and clinical questions about the relationship between brain and behavior. Students have the flexibility to tailor a program of study to meet their specific professional goals. We use an array of animals for understanding how nervous systems become adapted to their environments and as models for human neurological conditions. Finally, our program embraces the goals of the New American University at ASU in that it attempts to break from traditional disciplinary and organizational constraints to allow the university to harness its knowledge to transform society. Read a letter from the directors.

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Learn about the curriculum requirements for the Neuroscience program. Read more about

There are two lecture courses that constitute the core curriculum in the first year. Read more about

View the listing of specialized disciplinary neuroscience electives. Read more about

View the timeline for the first two years in the Neuroscience program. Read more about

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