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University of Southern California

Program in Neuroscience

Los Angeles, CA

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Overview

University of Southern California / Program in Neuroscience is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 16

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Research paper
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying examination, dissertation defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

191
Applied
37
Accepted
19
Enrolled
19%

Applying

85
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, personal statement, resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Traineership

Student Body

91
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.4%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 25%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 8.79%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 13.19%

Gender

Male (52%)
Female (47%)

Faculty

86
Total faculty
Full-time - 74
Part-time - 12
Male (57)
Female (29)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Cellular and molecular neurobiology, behavioral and systems neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, computation neuroscience and neural engineering, neuroscience of aging
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 3641 Watt Way
MC 2520
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Dr. Pat Levitt
Provost/Professor of Neuroscience, Psychiatry and Pharmacy/Chair, Department of Cell and Neurobiology/Director
Email: plevitt@usc.edu
Phone: 323-442-1509
Fax: 213-442-2145