Doctoral Prospective Students


apply-online-btnAll Ph.D. application materials must be received by the Neuroscience Graduate Program by December 15th.  Applications are reviewed as they are received; therefore, applicants are encouraged to submit all required materials as early as possible.  Applications arriving after this date will be considered by the admissions committee only if positions remain available.

Application Requirements

Students who wish to be admitted to the Neuroscience Doctoral Program should apply online (see application). The program will not consider any student for admission until all the following documents have been received:

  • Application form (must be submitted online)
  • A statement of purpose not to exceed 500 words (must be submitted online)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • An official copy of all post-secondary academic transcripts
  • Official score of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or MCAT
  • Official score of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam (international applicants only)

Please send all required materials to:

Tulane University
Neuroscience Graduate Program
2007 Percival Stern Hall
6400 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

Note: All transcripts and other documents and material required for application for admission become the property of the Neuroscience Graduate Program and are not returnable either in original or photocopied form.

GRE Test Score Requirements

A minimum score of 156 Verbal & 146 Quantitative is required for the applicant to be considered. The GRE subject test is not required. For GRE information, visit the GRE web site or contact the Educational Testing Service (ETS). When requesting ETS to send your score to the Neuroscience Graduate Program, please use our university code (6173) and departmental code (0213).

Non-Native English Speakers

In addition to admissions requirements, applicants who are not native speakers of English must demonstrate an adequate command of the English language. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores or other evidence of English proficiency are required. A minimum TOEFL score of 600 points on the written exam, 250 on the computerized exam, or 90 on the internet-based exam is required. For more information about the TOEFL, visit the TOEFL website or contact ETS. When requesting ETS to send your score to the Neuroscience Graduate Program, please use our university code (6173) and departmental code (99).

Contact Information

Sherrie Calogero

Senior Program Coordinator

Jill Daniel, Ph.D.

Director, Neuroscience Program

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