Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (NUIN)

Degree Types: PhD

Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (NUIN) is a highly interactive and collaborative program, with faculty distributed across more than 20 departments on the Lincoln Park, Chicago and Evanston campuses.  Our program encourages interdisciplinary research among seven NU-affiliated centers, including the Children’s Memorial Research Center (Lincoln Park), the Feinberg School of Medicine and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (Chicago), the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the McCormick School of Engineering, the School of Communication and the Kellogg School of Management (Evanston). NUIN faculty represents a broad range of research interests including molecular and developmental neuroscience, cellular physiology, cognition and systems neuroscience, and medical or 'translational' research.  Training in research is supplemented with core and elective coursework, mentorship, teaching and other professional development opportunities.

This program attracts numerous applicants from a broad array of academic backgrounds, including computer science, chemistry, engineering, physics, and psychology, as well as neuroscience and biology.  Our curriculum is designed to embrace this diversity while also providing intensive training in fundamental principles of neuroscience.

See NUIN Degree Requirements for specific classes and procedures needed to complete this program.

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