Doctor of Philosophy - Neuroscience
This interdisciplinary Ph.D. program provides coursework and research training in neuroscience, with research mentoring spanning a range of different dimensions (basic to applied/clinical neuroscience, molecular to cognitive neuroscience, various types of nervous system measurement approaches, etc.). Students’ dissertation chairs and other committee members will come from various colleges and units at UNLV. This program will primarily prepare graduates to pursue post-doctoral research and independent research careers in neuroscience and related fields in academic, medical, government, or private industry settings.
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- Students should have broad knowledge of neuroscience methods, theories, and findings, and deep knowledge in at least one specific area of neuroscience.
- Students should have the ability to conduct, present, and publish literature reviews and empirical research in at least one specific area of neuroscience.
- Students should be able to prepare and submit applications for research funding.
- Students should have the ability to ethically perform independent research in academic, medical, and government institutions, as well as private industry.
Most graduates of this program will pursue post-doctoral research, followed by independent research careers in a variety of workplace settings, including academic, medical, and government institutions, as well as private industry. Neuroscience research has a wide and growing range of medical and technological applications, so some graduates of the program will also be poised to apply some of their own research and tool development to the creation of marketable intellectual property in the form of patents and start-up companies, some of which will likely be based in Nevada, and therefore provide high-tech job opportunities for Nevada residents.