The Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP) at USC represents a highly inter-disciplinary approach to understanding neural function. An outstanding range of scientists drawn from many different departments across the University maintain state-of-the-art laboratories that offer diverse opportunities for graduate training leading to the Ph.D. First-year students gain a broad understanding of basic concepts in biological, cognitive, and modeling approaches to brain structure and function through shared core courses. Thereafter, each student's specific program of study is tailored to individual interests, which enables the student to gain a deep understanding of selected topics during the Ph.D. thesis research.
The philosophy behind the curriculum is to get students into neuroscience research as quickly as possible, while providing them with the best tools to perform it.
Requirements for students entering Fall 2012
Pages in this section
Graduate Student Directory
Neuroscience Journal Clubs
See the Calendar for upcoming Journal Clubs.
Cognitive Neuroscience Journal Club - Google Group Web Page
Developmental Neurobiology Journal Club - Mondays at 4 pm
Molecular Neurobiology Journal Club - Mondays at 5 pm
Neurodevelopmental Psychology Interest Group Journal Club - Wednesdays at 3:30pm
Neuromuscular Junction Journal Club - Fridays at 4 pm
Neuroscience of the Arts Journal Club - Fridays at 11 am
Vision Journal Club - Thursdays at 12 pm