Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience

The mission of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience is to prepare students to create new knowledge that will reduce the burden of neurological and psychiatric disorders. The Neuroscience curriculum provides a solid understanding of the disorders of the nervous system integrated with fundamental basic neuroscience knowledge and discussions of current research. Students can participate in innovative clinical rotations to better understand the goals of basic and translational neuroscience research. Students will gain experience using research tools, from molecular to cellular to behavioral, and will perform research at the cutting edges of clinical and basic neuroscience.

Combining exposure in novel research areas with the most current clinical environment, the Graduate Program in Neuroscience at the Augusta University provides a unique environment, allowing students to experience and pursue a broad base of interests.

The Graduate School

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is offered in the following biomedical science majors: Biochemistry and Cancer Biology, Cell Biology and Anatomy, Genomic Medicine, Molecular Medicine, Neuroscience, Oral Biology, Physiology, Pharmacology, and Vascular Biology.  Outstanding areas of research in these programs include cancer biology, neurological diseases, cardiovascular diseases, obesity/diabetes and inflammation/infection to name a few.  These and other areas of exciting biomedical research are available to pursue as a graduate student in these programs.  Application to the biomedical sciences Ph.D. programs are through a common admissions process and not to a specific major.  First year students complete a set of core courses, specialized courses and laboratory rotations before selecting a major.

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