Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Neuroscience

Director: Professor Gerry Oxford

Graduate Advisor: Associate Professor Cynthia M. Hingtgen
Department of Neurology
(317) 278-9344

Degrees Offered:Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy

Special Program Requirements

(See also general University Graduate School requirements.)

Admission Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biological sciences, physics, mathematics, or psychology, which includes courses in general chemistry (8 cr.), organic chemistry (8 cr.), physics (4 cr.), biological sciences (8 cr.), and mathematics through calculus. Promising students may be accepted even though certain undergraduate prerequisites may be lacking, but must remove deficiencies during the first year of graduate study. The Graduate Record Examination General Test results must be available before applicants are considered for admission.

Doctor of Philosophy

Course Requirements: A total of 90 credit hours, including dissertation. A minimum of 36 credit hours must be in course work, the remainder in research. Core courses include N801 Seminar (1 cr.), F850 Effective Grant Writing (2 cr.), N611 Functional Neuroanatomy, G743 Electrical Signaling and Ion Channel Biology (2 cr.), G744 Neuropharmacology of Synaptic Transmission (2 cr.), G745 Intracellular Signal Transduction in Neurons (2 cr.), N612 Presynaptic Neurotransmitter Regulation & Synaptic Plasticity (2 cr.), Integrative Systems Neuroscience (2 cr.), Developmental Neurobiology (2 cr.), N711 Translational Neuroscience and Neurogenetics. Additional appropriate courses will be accepted for credit toward the major with prior approval of the student’s advisory committee (see below).

Minor: Must be taken in one of the basic medical sciences associated with the Medical Neuroscience Program and the Indiana Biomedical Gateway curriculum.

Final Examination: Oral defense of dissertation.

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