Neuroscience Graduate Program Education
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The Training that Built a Legacy

Explore what makes our multidisciplinary program stand out as one of the nation’s leading Neuroscience training institutions.

Dynamic Approaches to Deeper Neuroscience Exploration

Being the best means maintaining an outstanding curriculum paired with a dynamic approach that allows students to gain a deeper understanding of every part of neuroscience. More than 150 faculty members are united in this program, from all parts of the University of Michigan, including the:

  • Medical School
  • College of Literature Science and Arts
  • College of Engineering
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Kinesiology
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public Health 

These diverse leaders hold appointments in more than 30 departments or institutes. Students learn from integrative and interdisciplinary courses, weekly seminars, symposia and journal clubs. 

Our strong curriculum isn’t our only strength. It’s our incredible student body and culture that truly set the program apart. While diverse in background and demographics, our students uniformly excel academically and in research. Together, they focus on understanding the complexity of the nervous system. 

Our curriculum and culture set graduates up for success. In fact, more than 250 accomplished alumni work in nearly all science-related jobs worldwide. They work across the spectrum from academic and industrial research to development, innovation, biotechnology and science policy.

Training & Education
How to Apply

Take either of our two routes to apply for this exciting program.

Mentoring Initiatives

Gain connection, knowledge and support from our incredible mentors.


Learn more about the classes and other opportunities in the NGP.

Professional Development

Launch your career with help from our professional development resources.

Fall 2023 Admission Snapshot

Our 2023 cohort of students includes 22 students, 11 from Direct and 10 from PIBS. This cohort represents a wide array of diverse backgrounds and brings many talents to share with the NGP. They are a fantastic group and we warmly welcome them to Ann Arbor and our community!

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Points of Origin of 2023 Cohort: 28% Michigan, 67% Out of State, 5% International and 29% Underrepresented Groups

Education: of 2023 Cohort: 3.8 Average GPA, 3 yrs. Average Research Experience, 4 Rackham Fellowships and 1 MAAS Fellowship

For the 2023 Academic Year, NGP received 309 domestic applications and 103 International applications. There were 59 domestic interviews and 5 international interviews in which 21 domestic applicants matriculated as well as 1 international student.

Gender of the 2023 Cohort was 23% Male and 77% Female.

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Ann Arbor is a thriving community where culture and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation surround the University of Michigan Medicine campus. Learn more about living in this special city with the charm of a close-knit Mid-West community.

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