Neuroscience comprises a united field that integrates across many disciplines, so students from a variety of academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply to the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program.  Both U.S. residents and international applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Candidates must have completed a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent before enrolling.  Typical undergraduate majors that constitute preparation for graduate work in neuroscience include, but are not limited to, biochemistry, engineering, biology, computer science, mathematics, chemistry, physics, neurobiology, and psychology.  Also, the University of Missouri Graduate School has some minimum requirements for GPA and GRE scores (click here).

We receive about 20-25 applications per year.  Virtually all of our INP graduate students are financially supported by their faculty advisor’s research grants, and so the number of students accepted each year varies and depends on the availability of grant funding to support new students.  Therefore, before applying to the INP, we strongly suggest that you look over our list of faculty ( and contact those faculty with whom you are most interested in working to determine if they are accepting INP graduate students into their labs for the current application cycle.  

For More Information

Dr. Andrew McClellan, Director of INP

Dr. David Beversdorf, Chair of Graduate Recruitment Committee