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Admission Deadlines

Applicants for the M.S and Ph.D are admitted for the fall semester only.  Applicants for the Certificate may be considered for fall or spring admission. The completed application package including supporting material is due by February 1 for fall admission. The completed package for Certificate applicants requesting spring admission is due by November 15.

Admission Requirements (M.S. and Ph.D.)

Applicants must meet all general admission requirements specified by the Graduate School. In addition, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (verbal and quantitative sections) and a bachelor’s degree in the sciences (or related disciplines) are required.

Candidates lacking undergraduate courses in organic chemistry, biochemistry, physics, mathematics through introductory calculus, statistics, and fundamental courses in biological sciences may be required to make up deficiencies without graduate credit.

International students are strongly advised to carefully read and follow the application instructions provided by the URI Graduate School.

Personal Statement
Please tell us about how you became interested in neuroscience, and how you have pursued that interest thus far. If you have research experience, please describe the projects that you have participated in, including what your contributions were, and what you learned from the experience.

It is important to identify potential faculty mentors before applying. Please take some time to review the faculty bios. Be sure to indicate in your personal statement which professors you would be interested in working with, and why they are a match for your skills and research interests.

Tell us what attracts you to the INP in particular, and why you believe this program will help you towards your professional goals.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation should come from college/university faculty who have direct knowledge of your academic ability and performance. If you have relevant research experience, we would like to see letters from the individuals who supervised your research. Letters from someone who has supervised you in a job or internship in a related field are also encouraged.

Admission Requirements (Certificate)

Students already enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral degree at URI are eligible to apply. Applicants not in a graduate degree program may also apply. A Bachelor’s degree in the sciences (or related disciplines) is required. The GRE is not required for the Certificate program.

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