Timeline

Year One

Fall:  Cellular Neuroscience, Neuroanatomy, Lab Rotation I, Elective Journal Club, and Perspectives Seminars

Winter:  Systems Neuroscience, Molecular & Developmental Neuroscience, Lab Rotation II, Elective Journal Club, and Perspectives Seminars

Spring:  Cognitive Neuroscience, Molecular & Developmental Neuroscience, Lab Rotation III, Elective Journal Club, and Perspectives Seminars

Written and oral preliminary exam administered in August/September after the first year. 

Students select a dissertation advisor by the end of their first year.

 

 

Year Two

Fall, Winter, Spring:  Research, Teaching Assistantship, Elective Journal Club, and Perspectives Seminars

Completion of thesis proposal by the end of the student's second year. 

Student Advances to Candidacy upon successful defense of thesis proposal.

 

 

Year Three

Fall, Winter, Spring:  Research, Elective Journal Club, Perspectives Seminars and selection of thesis committee

 

 

Year Four

Fall, Winter, Spring:  Research, Elective Journal Club, Perspectives Seminars and annual thesis committee meeting

 

 

Year Five

Fall, Winter, Spring:  Research, Elective Journal Club, Perspectives Seminars and annual thesis committee meeting

Student finalizes research and submits dissertation.