Graduate Training in Neuroscience

Neuroscience is one of the most exciting and fastest growing research fields. Examining the development and function of nervous systems does not only hold the key to better understand the interaction of animals and human beings with their environments, but will also allow us to develop therapeutic strategies for the treatment of neurological, behavioral and psychiatric disorders.

At the University of Chicago, there are three closely interacting, interdepartmental graduate programs which study nervous systems, brain function, and behavior: the Graduate Programs in Neurobiology, Computational Neuroscience, and Integrative Neuroscience in Psychology. Combined, these three programs form the Neuroscience Cluster that comprises over 85 faculty members from both basic research and clinical departments.

We would like to welcome you to join us in one of our Neuroscience graduate programs.

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Computational Neuroscience

Computational Neuroscience at the University of Chicago takes a quantitative approach to neuroscience, exposing students to mathematical methods and computational modeling applied to the nervous system.


The Program in Neurobiology provides a broad-spectrum introduction to the Neurosciences, ranging from Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology to Neurophysiology, Systems Neuroscience, and Translational Neuroscience.

Integrative Neuroscience

The Integrative Neuroscience Program, based in the Department of Psychology, offers course work and individualized, mentored research training in the laboratories of scientists who study the biological basis of complex behaviors.