About Fully Funded PhD in Neuroscience
Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, offers a fully financed PhD in Neuroscience program. The PhD in Neuroscience is a research-intensive program that prepares students for jobs in independent research in higher education, industry, and government organizations.
A competitive annual stipend, health insurance, and tuition waivers are provided to Ph.D. students in good standing.
Stipends come with the assumption that you will help with research or teaching. WSU Graduate School and College of Veterinary Medicine scholarships are available.
Cumulative GPA (all courses) minimum 3.0
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December 1 (applications cycle opens in July each year).
1. WSU graduate school application
2. College transcripts (unofficial acceptable for initial review–upon admittance official transcripts are required by the WSU Graduate School)
3. Three (3) letters of reference submitted directly by the reference writer
4. Resume or curriculum vitae
5. TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB scores or language waiver for all international applicants from a country whose primary language is not English.
6. Writing statement (350 words maximum + 350 words for citations)
- Describe a major finding in neuroscience and/or biomedicine over the past five (5) years and explain why you think it was important. Be sure to cite references used after the writing statement.
7. Personal statement (350 words maximum)
- Describe why you are interested in studying neuroscience and identify faculty mentors (minimum of 3) you are interested in working with and explain why (if admitted to WSU, you will be able to change your choice of mentor during lab rotations).
- Describe an achievement you are proud of and discuss how you reached your goal and any obstacles you had to overcome to reach it. Or conversely, tell us about a time when you didn’t achieve a goal and what you learned from the experience.
How to Apply?
Submit application along with supporting documents via WSU graduate school application.