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Admission Criteria

All applicants must meet the minimum criteria for admissions set by the University of Texas Office of Graduate Studies and the Neuroscience Graduate Program:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • GPA of 3.0
  • Minimum combined verbal and quantitative GRE score of 1100 (old scale) or 302 (new scale).
  • For international students whose native language is not English a TOEFL score of 550 (paper), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based) OR an overall band of 6.5 on the IELTS
In addition the Neuroscience Graduate Program strongly suggests:
  • An undergraduate course preparation that includes at least:
  • 1 year each of chemistry and biology
  • Mathematics through calculus
  • Courses in psychology and physics
  • Subject GRE is strongly encouraged

*The pool of applicants is extremely competitive and the majority of those admitted far exceed the minimum requirements.



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