Admission Requirements

All applications are submitted with the USU Graduate School:

Graduate School Admissions

Application deadlines are January 15 for Fall enrollment and July 15 for Spring enrollment.

As part of the application prospective students must submit the following:

  • A statement of purpose describing interest in graduate school and relevant experiences and qualifications
  • A curriculum vitae/resume
  • Three letters of recommendations
  • GRE scores
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools attended

Admissions criteria include the following:

  • GPA for the last 60 credits taken of 3.0 or higher
  • GRE scores for the verbal and quantitative areas at the 40th percentile or above
  • Fit with a current faculty member involved in the neuroscience program

Some individuals may have experienced difficulty taking the GRE due to COVID-19. As such, the Neuroscience PhD program is not requiring GRE scores for applications, but does encourage you to submit them if you have them.

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