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PhD Admissions Criteria and Information

The complete application process and admission requirements for the Neuroscience Graduate Program can be found in the University Academic Catalog. 

To apply for admission:

  1. Submit your completed application through the IGPBS program and pay the $60 non-refundable application fee. You will be asked to provide contact e-mail addresses for three references. After you submit your application, your references will then receive an automated e-mail with instructions for submitting their letter of recommendation through our online system.
  1. Request that one copy of your official transcripts from each college/university previously attended be sent to the KUMC Registrar's office at the following address:

    KUMC Office of the Registrar/Student Admissions
    MS 4029
    3901 Rainbow Blvd
    Kansas City, KS 66160
  1. Request an official copy of your GRE scores to be sent to KUMC.
  1. If you are an international student, request an official copy of your TOEFL scores be sent to KUMC.

For direct reporting of GRE and TOEFL scores, the KUMC Institution code is 6895.

Please complete your application and ensure we have received all materials by our application deadline the first Monday in January following the New Year’s Holiday. However, applications will continue to be accepted until all graduate positions have been filled. Once your completed application has been received, it will be reviewed by the IGPBS Admissions Committee that includes representatives from the Neuroscience Graduate Program. Outstanding applicants will be eligible for early acceptance. A recruitment/interview weekend will be held annually near the beginning of March. If you are selected by the review panel, the KUMC Graduate Studies Office will arrange travel for you at our expense to visit the KUMC campus. All decisions regarding acceptance will be made as soon as possible, but no later than May.

Background Checks

University of Kansas Medical Center now requires a criminal background check prior to admitting students to graduate programs. Prior to final acceptance and initial enrollment in classes, applicants will be directed to have a background check completed by Validity Screening Solutions. The applicant must pay a one-time fee for the background check directly to Validity Screening Solutions. The Neuroscience Graduate Program and the IGPBS program will review the information obtained through the background check and make a final decision on the applicant’s eligibility for the program. The program will then notify the applicant regarding final acceptance or denial of admission.

The University of Kansas Medical Center is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all programs and activities, and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin or ancestry, age, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or creed, disability, veteran status or genetic testing & screening. Disability accommodation requests should be directed to the Equal Opportunity Office: (913) 588- 5048 (V) or (913) 588-7963 (TTY).

Last modified: Aug 08, 2021