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Affiliated PhD Programs

Ph.D. in Neuroscience (NUIN)

Northwestern University (NU) offers world-class advanced training in neuroscience via its Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN) PhD program. NUIN is fundamentally a research-oriented PhD program, although students must satisfy a rigorous set of course requirements in addition to completing a thesis. Students also receive training in teaching and other professional skills important for all career paths. NUIN accepts applicants from diverse backgrounds and majors (including psychology, engineering, physics, computer science, and chemistry, as well as biology and neuroscience).

Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (IBiS)

The Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences (IBiS) Program at Northwestern University trains outstanding students to pursue innovative, interdisciplinary research in a broad spectrum of disciplines including cell and molecular biology, structural biology and biophysics, developmental and systems biology,  biochemistry, bioengineering and biotechnology, neurobiology, and nanotechnology. The program combines an interactive and collaborative research environment, outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields, and a flexible, yet rigorous, curriculum,  to provide exceptional training and research opportunities. The emphasis on cutting-edge multidisciplinary technologies prepares IBiS students for success in the rapidly evolving life and biomedical sciences disciplines.