Skip to main content

Application Procedure

1. Explore the program

Before starting the application process, please be sure to familiarize yourself with the Neurobiology MS Program.

2. Apply to The Graduate School at Northwestern

Apply online through the TGS portal.

When Applying:

When you apply, please refer to this information to ensure that your application if free of filing errors:

3. Your Application Must Include the Following:

GRE scores

GRE scores are recommended. Please note that:

Although GRE scores are preferred, MCAT scores will be accepted in lieu of GRE scores.

Additional details are provided at TGS Test Scores.

TOEFL or IELTS scores

International applicants whose first language is not English must take the TOEFL or IELTS examination.

To submit your score:

The program will waive the TOEFL/IELTS requirements for students that receive bachelor degrees from certified institutions where the primary language is English. Most accredited American universities will meet this requirement.

Additional details are provided at TGS Test Scores.

Letters of recommendation

The Neurobiology MS Program requires three letters of recommendation. We are interested in letters of recommendation from individuals who are best able to assess your academic and research accomplishments and potential.

Academic transcripts

While completing your online application, you will be required to submit a scanned copy of your transcript or academic record from each school you have attended. For more details, visit TGS Transcripts.

Statement of purpose

See Preparing a Statement of Purpose for details.

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Please note: Materials submitted in support of an application become property of The Graduate School and cannot be released for other purposes or returned.

Application Decisions

For full consideration have all application materials submitted no later than March 1. Application materials received after the deadline will be marked "Late Applicant" Complete applications received by March 1st will be given first priority by the admissions committee.

Please note that we are currently only accepting students for Fall Classes.

Additional questions?

Prospective students may direct any further questions about our program or the application process to Chad Gilliland.

Back to top