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Neurosciences & Cognitive Sciences

Program Description

The Neurosciences and Cognitive Sciences Program offers a wide range of research and training opportunities for students pursuing doctoral-level research in a variety of areas within neuroscience, computational neuroscience and cognitive science. The goal of the program is to bring together the diverse perspectives and strengths of all the component disciplines to understand the working of the nervous system, the mind and behavior.

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Degrees Offered:  Ph.D.


Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience

Department:  UMBC Depts. of Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, Mathematics & Statistics, Psychology; Maryland Psychiatric Research Center

Part-Time or Full-Time: 

Full-time (Ph.D.)

Online or On Campus:  On Campus

Admissions Requirements

GRE General Test waived for Fall 2021 applicants, optional for subsequent semesters
Strongly recommend having coursework background in calculus and some understanding of either neuroscience or cognitive science

Term of Admission: Fall

Domestic Application Deadline: January 1

International Application Deadline: January 1

Contact Us

Main Contact Info:  410-455-3669 (UMBC)

Graduate Program Director:

Michelle Starz-Gaiano, 410-455-2217,

Graduate Program Coordinator:

Brandy Darcey, 410-455-3669,

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