Neuroscience (PhD)

Program Description

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Neuroscience offered by Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering, and the Faculty of Science is a research-intensive program that emphasizes interdisciplinary and stimulating learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in literature review, original thinking, and academic writing to pursue professional opportunities in academia or industry.

Keywords: behavioural, imaging, electrophysiology, neurological disease, neurodevelopment, plasticity, cognitive, neuroinformatics, epilepsy, brain tumour.

Unique Program Features

  • Comprising more than 650 graduate students and 230 supervisors, the program is the largest graduate neuroscience program in North America;
  • Students benefit from exposure to a wide spectrum of research fields, from cellular and molecular neuroscience to behavioural and cognitive neuroscience;
  • Learning activities include laboratory research, an extensive range of courses, an annual retreat, and a seminar program to facilitate communication between students in different neuroscience disciplines;
  • Admitted students are guaranteed funding;
  • Graduates pursue successful scientific careers in the field of neuroscience both in the public and private sector.

University-Level Admission Requirements

  • An eligible Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0 GPA
  • English-language proficiency

Each program has specific admission requirements including required application documents. Please visit the program website for more details.

Visit our Educational credentials and grade equivalencies and English language proficiency webpages for additional information.

Program Website

PhD in Neuroscience website

Department Contact

Graduate Program ipn.admissions [at] (subject: PhD%20in%20Neuroscience) (email)

Available Intakes



Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 January 15 June 1
WINTER February 15 August 1 November 10

Note: Application deadlines are subject to change without notice. Please check the application portal for the most up-to-date information.

Application Resources

Application Workshops

Consult our full list of our virtual application-focused workshops on the Events webpage.

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