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Graduate Admission

All application materials are reviewed by faculty committees in Lawrence and Kansas City. Students should have B.A. or B.S. degrees in anthropology, behavioral sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, neuroscience, or pharmacological sciences. Preference is given to students who have completed courses in introductory and organic chemistry, calculus, physics, introductory biology, and at least 1 course in advanced biology topics such as biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, or molecular biology. Students who do not have sufficient training complete appropriate courses before admission. The program requires standard Graduate Record Examination scores with all applications, 3 letters of recommendation, and an essay by the applicant about his or her career goals. Selection is based on grade-point average, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and evidence of previous experience in research. The minimum standard is a grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Submit your graduate application online. Forward all requested supporting application documents to the program:

The University of Kansas
Neurosciences Graduate Program
Malott Hall
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 5064
Lawrence, KS 66045-7572

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