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The Neurosciences Graduate Program, at the University of California, San Diego, is an interdisciplinary, inter-institutional, student-centered, research training program leading to the only Neuroscience Ph.D. degree offered at UC San Diego. Our top-ranked program provides training to an extremely high-quality pool of graduate students who share the goal of becoming the next generation of neuroscience leaders at all societal levels. The program encompasses over 150 affiliated research faculty laboratories distributed across more than fifteen academic and clinical science departments at UC San Diego, the School of Medicine, The Salk Institute, The Scripps Research InstituteV.A. Medical CenterScripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)and the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. The program combines broad-based intellectual scholarship and training, with focused, cutting-edge research cultivating experimental design, quantitatively rigorous data analysis, problem solving, and communication skills, yielding a wide breadth of foundational understanding in the fundamental principles and practice of all neurosciences. Our program leads the way on campus for the recruitment and retention of diverse students. We guide the professional development of each student through intensive, personalized career advising, strong mentoring, and broad outreach and teaching opportunities. We provide unparalleled access to established world-leading research environments at all levels of discovery, exceptional young faculty, progressive curricula, and an outstanding record of placement for our graduates.

The collective efforts of our students, faculty and staff have carried our program to remarkable levels of achievement. If you share the goal of joining the next generation of innovative, productive, impactful neuroscience leaders, join us.