The Neuroscience Program only accepts applications for fall matriculation. Applications are not considered for spring or summer admittance.
Applications are due around December 1st.
Late applications will be considered, but these should be submitted as soon after the deadline as possible. Late applicants should contact the Neuroscience Administrative Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as their applications have been submitted to the ILS and UGA Grad School portals.
EVALUATION & TIMELINE
Applications are screened in December and early January. Assessment will focus on research experience, letters of reference, GPA, overall potential for graduate study, and perceived fit with the program. Excellence in one or more areas can offset deficiencies in other areas; explanations for deficiencies should be described in your Personal Statement. Top domestic applicants will be invited to visit the UGA campus in early February for in-person interviews and interactions with current students and research faculty. Top international applicants will have a Skype-based interview. Offers of admission will be extended to successful applicants shortly after interviews. Approximately 80% of interviewees are typically extended an admission offer.
APPLICATION PROCESS (both steps must be completed)
- Complete an online ILS Background & Interest form. This form can be submitted at any time, but preferably soon after you submit your online application to the UGA Graduate School. This form is critical to the evaluation of your application. Before completing the form, review the ILS website to identify Interdisciplinary Groups, Departments, and Faculty that are of interest to you.
- Submit an official online application to the UGA Graduate School, and route required transcripts (unofficial transcripts sufficient for initial application review) and letters of recommendation as instructed during the application process. The UGA Graduate School website provides detailed descriptions of admissions requirements, the application fee, and other pertinent information. International applicants should review supplemental requirements prior to applying.
Note: GRE Subject Tests and GRE Personal Potential Index reports are NOT required, but accepted, as part of the application process
The Statement of Purpose submitted to the UGA Graduate School during the application process can be the same as the Personal Statement requested on the ILS form, as long as the length and content are within the stated guidelines. We highly recommend that the statement include the following at the very least:
- your reason(s) for pursuing graduate study
- your interests (e.g., names of faculty, interdisciplinary groups, graduate programs, and research interests)
- evidence of scholarly activity (e.g., research experiences, manuscripts published/in preparation)
- any exceptional circumstances of which you wish to make us aware
- if applicable, explanations for any perceived deficiencies in your application
Select Integrated Life Sciences, Ph.D., fall term as the major during the application process. If there is a department option, select Neuroscience.
The institutional code for ETS reports (i.e., GRE scores) is 5813.