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Brandeis University

Department of Neuroscience

Waltham, MA

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Overview

Brandeis University / Department of Neuroscience is located in Waltham, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Quantitative biology
Master of Science (MS) Neuroscience
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Neuroscience

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 18
Doctoral Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Optional
Research project
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exams, teaching experience, journal club, research seminars

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

202
Applied
49
Accepted
27
Enrolled
24%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Transcripts, statement of purpose, resume, letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Requirements Transcripts, statement of purpose, resume, letters of recommendation, listing of previous research experience

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

63
Total Graduate Students
23%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.7%
Black or African American 1.59%
White or Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.59%
Asian 3.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.17%
Unknown 7.94%

Gender

Male (47%)
Female (52%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 25
Part-time - 0
Male (14)
Female (11)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Behavioral/cognitive neuroscience, cellular and molecular neuroscience, computational neuroscience and systems neuroscience, and developmental neuroscience
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 415 South Street
Waltham, MA  02454-9110
United States
Contact Dr. Susan Birren
Director of Graduate Studies
Email: birren@brandeis.edu
Phone: 781-736-2680

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