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Admission Requirements

Some individuals may have experienced difficulty taking the GRE due to COVID-19. As such, the Neuroscience PhD program is not requiring GRE scores for applications, but does encourage you to submit them if you have them.

All applications are submitted with the USU Graduate School: 

Application deadlines are January 15 for Fall enrollment and July 15 for Spring enrollment.

As part of the application prospective students must submit the following:

  • A statement of purpose describing interest in graduate school and relevant experiences and qualifications
  • A curriculum vita / resume
  • Three letters of recommendations
  • GRE scores
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools attended


Admissions criteria include the following:

  • GPA for the last 60 credits taken of 3.0 or higher
  • GRE scores for the verbal and quantitative areas at the 40th percentile or above
  • Fit with a current faculty member involved in the neuroscience program