Application Process

  1. Initiate an online ASU Graduate Admissions Application through the Graduate Education website.
  2. Complete the "General Information Section." You will be asked to enter information on universities that you have attended, GPAs and GRE scores. The GRE General Exam is the only standardized test required of all Interdisciplinary Neuroscience PhD Program applicants.
  3. Complete the Degree Section.
    1. Click "Find Your Degree/Certificate Program"
    2. Select "Interdisciplinary Studies" as your degree program category.
    3. Select "Tempe" as your degree program campus.
    4. Select "Neuroscience (PhD)" as your degree program.
    5. Identify the specific Interdisciplinary Neuroscience PhD Program faculty member(s) you are interested in working with. This will ensure that these faculty members see your application and can participate in admissions and funding decisions.
    6. Provide contact information for three persons who will be writing academic Letters of Recommendation in support of your application.  These letters will be submitted online by each of the three persons you list.
    7. Prepare and upload a Statement of Research Interests and Goals.
    8. Prepare and upload a current Curriculum Vitae or Résumé.
    9. Prepare and upload the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience PhD Program Academic Record Form.
  4. Submit the online ASU Graduate Admissions Application.
  5. Pay the Application Fee.
  6. Have universities mail official, paper transcripts to ASU.
    1. Send one transcript from each college or university you have attended to:

      If sending by U.S. Mail:
      Arizona State University
      Graduate Admission Services
      PO Box 871003
      Tempe, AZ 85287-1003

      If sending by FedEx, DHL or UPS:
      Arizona State University
      Graduate Admission Services
      1151 S. Forest Avenue, #SSV112
      Tempe, AZ 85287-0112

    2. More information on international academic credentials.
  7. Have ETS (Educational Testing Service) provide ASU with official GRE scores. The GRE General Exam is the only standardized test required of all Interdisciplinary Neuroscience PhD Program applicants. The ETS Institutional Code for ASU is 4007. Enter the Department Code as 0000.
  8. If appropriate, complete and submit a paper copy of the Financial Guarantee form. This form must be completed by anyone who will attend ASU while holding an F-1 or J-1 visa. Send the form to:
    APPLICATION
    Arizona State University
    Graduate Enrollment Services
    Interdisciplinary Building, B-Wing Room 170
    PO Box 871003
    Tempe, AZ 85287-1003 Financial Guarantee form and additional information.
  9. If appropriate, have official TOEFL or IELTS scores sent to ASU. Most applicants from a country in which the native language is not English must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. TOEFL scores need to be reported electronically by the ETS. 4007 is the institution code for Arizona State University (dept code 99). For more information, visit the TOEFL website on www.toefl.org.