Academic Programs

BA in Neuroscience

A rigorous undergraduate major providing opportunities to study neuroscience from genes to neural activity to complex human behavior.

MS in Neurobiology

One-year MS Program focused on independent, hands-on research and coursework.

Ph.D. in Neuroscience (NUIN)

Interdisciplinary program with numerous and diverse foci of research excellence. Emphasis in clinical and basic research.

Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (IBiS)

IBiS trains outstanding students to pursue innovative, interdisciplinary research in a broad spectrum of disciplines.

News & Events

Professor Ravi Allada Study Looks at Jet Lag and MLB Players

Professor and Chair Ravi Allada discusses how jet lag impairs performance of major league baseball players.

Optimistic news towards curing Alzheimer's

Northwestern University neurobiology professor Dr. William Klein attested that the story of Alzheimer's disease is an increasingly optimistic one.

Two Neurobiology professors' recipients of NIH's High-Risk, High-Reward Research Awards

Professor Catherine Woolley and Assistant Professor Tiffany Schmidt are recipients of the NIH Common Fund's 2016 High-Risk,High-Reward research awards.

Professor Thomas Meade doubles as Gettysburg tour guide

When Prof. Thomas Meade is not conducting research or teaching at Northwestern, he spends his weekends recreating the lives of characters alive during the Civil War with tourists at Gettysburg National Military Park.

Inhibitory circuit gating of auditory cortical plasticity
Seminar topic: Why Do We Sleep?
An Ecosystem Approach to Building High-Quality STEM Education Opportunities for Urban Youth