Timeline

Typical Timeline

For detailed information please refer to the Neuroscience Graduate Program handbook.

Suggested Timeline

1st Year - Fall:

· INS Bootcamp

· Coursework:

Required Principles of Neuroscience 1

Seminar in ethics, presentation skills or grant writing

· Some students also take one or more elective and/or required courses.

· Research: lab rotations. Students may follow a schedule for 2 or 3 rotations.

· Attend seminars and journal clubs.

 

1st Year - Spring:

· Coursework:

Required Principles of Neuroscience 2.

· Some students also take one or more elective and/or required courses.

· Research: lab rotations.

· Attend seminars and journal clubs.

· Choose dissertation faculty advisor and join lab at the end of the Spring Semester.

 

2nd Year:

· Students take the Qualifying Exam at the beginning of the Fall Semester.

· Coursework:

Statistics

Seminar in ethics, presentation skills or grant writing

Complete four (4) elective courses.

· Research: full time research in chosen laboratory.

· Students are expected to submit a predoctoral NSF Fellowship.

· Attend seminars and journal clubs.

· Students are expected to form their thesis committee and develop a thesis proposal by the end of their 2nd year.

 

3rd Year and Beyond:

· Students are expected to enter into PhD candidacy early in year 3.

· Research: full time dissertation research.

· Students without a fellowship are expected to submit a predoctoral NRSA (or other relevant fellowship) in the 3rd - 5thyear.

· Participate in Ethics "refresher" module in year 4.

· Teaching Assistantship: graduate students are required at least 1 and up to 3 semesters as a teaching assistant for an undergraduate or graduate course. Students are required to attend a TA training session prior to their first TA assignment.

· Attend seminars and journal clubs.

· Complete research, write, submit and defend dissertation (year 5).