Neuroscience Graduate Program
Make Your Mark, Leave a Legacy

As the longest-standing Neuroscience PhD program in the country, we have a history of training leaders in the field. Join our multidisciplinary program and begin to forge your future of excellence.

 

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Our Unique Approach

The country’s first of its kind, U-M Medical School’s Neuroscience training program began in 1971 and continues to lead the industry today.

Our difference is rooted in our interdisciplinary and interdepartmental approach, with more than 150 core affiliated faculty members distributed throughout our institution. We are a collegial and interactive group that performs research across the breadth of the neuroscience field. 

Our faculty includes members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medicine, past presidents of the Society for Neuroscience, fellows of the AAAS and Highly Cited Researchers in their fields.

Contact Us
Neuroscience Graduate Program
4137 Undergraduate Science Building (USB)
204 Washtenaw Ave. 
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2215
Phone: 734-763-9638
About Us

Learn more about the leading Neuroscience PhD program and its history.

Education

Diverse students and world-class faculty make us an international leader in Neuroscience research and education.

Faculty

Learn more about the faculty in and behind our incredible program.

Outreach & Community Groups

Connect with fellow students and the broader community for a purpose.

Students

Access our directory of students.

Summer Research Opportunities

Join us for two unique ten-week summer research opportunities.

A glimpse into NGP

Watch and learn what it’s like to immerse yourself in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Your partnership will support our world-class, neuroscience graduate student training. Explore opportunities to support our important work and further our goals.

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  • a colorful glowing brain in space Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    Our graduate program is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion with comprehensive opportunities to get involved and commit to making lasting change.

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  • Summer Research Opportunities

    Participants in the Neuroscience Graduate Program choose from one of two summer research opportunities. Each includes 10 weeks of programming in which participants dedicate 40 hours per week to research placement, professional development workshops and social events.

    The online application will be available from December 1, 2023 - January 15, 2024 for Summer 2024.

    Learn more about research

    The Neuroscience Graduate Program’s ultimate goal is to prepare the future leaders in the field of neuroscience by providing the training and expertise necessary to succeed in any scientific career the students may choose. Welcome and Go Blue!”

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