The Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (INP) is a gateway program that provides training in neuroscience in participating departments across the UCI campus:
- Neurobiology and Behavior
- Anatomy and Neurobiology
- Physiology and Biophysics
- Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
- Developmental and Cell Biology
Students perform research rotations during the first year to obtain exposure to a range of scientific questions and approaches and to select the best-suited doctoral thesis advisor. The first year core curriculum includes molecular, cellular, and systems neuroscience, and a dedicated course on Fundamentals in Neuroscience. INP students benefit from excellent mentoring in research, scientific communication, and professional development.
What Sets Us Apart?
- UC Irvine’s INP program brings together a neuroscience community representing a broad range of disciplines. Students are exposed to all levels of neuroscience, including molecular, cellular, systems, and behavioral, as well as basic science and clinical translational science.
- The UCI neuroscience community is highly interactive and collaborative. Campus centers, including the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, the Center for Hearing Research, the Irvine Center for Addiction Neuroscience, the Institute for Memory Impairment and Neurological Disorders, and the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, provide students with resources, interactions, and opportunities for collaboration within specific research areas. These groups hold regional and international conferences that provide opportunities for students to present their research and network with others in the field.
- The INP is committed to excellence in graduate training. Graduate training and inclusive excellence are highest priorities at UC Irvine. The INP prides itself on our outstanding students and our unwavering commitment to mentoring, which extends beyond the laboratory to include scientific communication and professional development. We are proud to be training the next generation of leaders in the field of neuroscience.
Gateway Program (students enter a Ph.D. program with one of six affiliated departments in their second year)
Recruitment Period for Fall ’20:
Our recruitment period for Fall 2020 will be January 16-18 and January 30-February 1, 2020. No other dates will be offered. We look forward to meeting you then!
THE DEADLINE DATE IS DECEMBER 1, 2019 **NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE AND ALL REQUIRED MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED**
The INP can admit a limited number of foreign applicants. Although the INP supports all first year graduate students with a stipend and reimbursement of education fees, outstanding foreign applicants are strongly encouraged to contact relevant faculty to determine if they can commit to supporting the student throughout their graduate career at UC Irvine.
Applications are made through the Office of Graduate Studies using the Online Application. Once logged in to the online application, the applicant will see that the graduate programs are organized by school. For Interdepartmental Neuroscience, select “School of Biological Sciences” from the school drop-down menu. Then select “Interdepartmental Neuroscience Ph.D.” from among the programs listed under Biological Sciences.
Most Ph.D. students at UCI are supported by a combination of fellowships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships and faculty training grants. Because student funding is coordinated at the departmental level, be sure to ask your department about your options.
The Graduate Division also offers an array of financial support resources, such as fellowship competitions open to incoming and current UCI students, and funding workshops and writing tutors available through the Graduate Resource Center.
For information on funding opportunities for international graduate students, read more here.
Click here to access the associated nomination and application deadlines for various fellowship opportunities.
Click here for a summary of funding eligibility for UCI graduate students who meet AB540 and/or DACA criteria.
Tuition & Fees
Graduate/Credential Student Fees 2019-20
|Fall 2019||Winter 2020||Spring 2020||Annual|
|Student Services Fee||376.00||376.00||376.00||1,128.00|
|Assoc. Grad Students Fee||9.00||9.00||9.00||27.00|
|Student Center Fee||139.69||139.69||139.68||419.06|
|Bren Events Center Fee||23.00||23.00||23.00||69.00|
|Recreation Center Fee||88.00||88.00||88.00||264.00|
|Document Fee *||80.00||0.00||0.00||80.00|
|Student Health Insurance||1,459.18||1,459.18||1,459.18||4,377.54|
|Total California Resident||$ 5,908.87||$ 5,908.87||$ 5,908.86||$ 17,726.60|
|Nonresident Supplemental Tuition||5,034.00||5,034.00||5,034.00||15,102.00|
|Total Nonresident||$ 10,942.87||$ 10,942.87||$ 10,942.86||$ 32,828.60|
Posted 12 July 2019 at http://reg.uci.edu/fees/2019-2020/graduate.html.
The tuition, fees, and charges posted to your billing statement or account are estimates based on currently approved amounts. These figures may not be final. Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by increases or reductions in State funding, or other developments. Accordingly, final approved levels (and thus your final balance due) may differ from the amounts shown.
* The Document Fee provides lifetime access to official transcripts and academic verifications without a fee for in-person pickup or delivery by USPS. In addition, there is no fee for mailing the initial diploma. Effective Fall 2018, new undergraduate, professional, and graduate students are assessed the one-time document fee. Eligible students are able to use financial aid to cover the Document Fee.
Ruth M. Benca, Ph.D. University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Mathew M. Blurton-Jones, Ph.D. University of California, San Diego, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Jorge A. Busciglio, Ph.D. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Lawrence F. Cahill, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior; Psychology and Social Behavior
Susana Cohen-Cory, Ph.D. The Rockefeller University, Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Carl W. Cotman, Ph.D. Indiana University, Professor of Neurology; Biomedical Engineering; Neurobiology and Behavior
Karina S. Cramer, Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Howard J. Federoff, M.D. Ph.D. Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Norbert Fortin, Ph.D. Boston University, Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Christie Fowler, Ph.D. Florida State University, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Ron D. Frostig, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior; Biomedical Engineering
Christine M. Gall, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, Department Chair and Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology; Neurobiology and Behavior
Sunil P. Gandhi, Ph.D. University of California, San Diego, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Kim Green, Ph.D. University of Leeds, Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Joshua Grill, Ph.D. Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
John F. Guzowski, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Claudia H. Kawas, M.D. University of Louisville, Nichols Term Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Neurology; Neurobiology and Behavior
Herbert P. Killackey, Ph.D. Duke University, Professor Emeritus of Neurobiology and Behavior
Frank M. Laferla, Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Dean of the School of Biological Sciences and Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior; Neurology
Michael Leon, Ph.D. University of Chicago, Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Stephen V. Mahler, Ph.D. University of Michigan, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
John F. Marshall, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, Professor Emeritus of Neurobiology and Behavior
James L. McGaugh, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Research Professor and Professor Emeritus of Neurobiology and Behavior; Logic and Philosophy of Science
Bruce L. McNaughton, Ph.D. Carleton University, UCI Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Raju Metherate, Ph.D. McGill University, Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
John Middlebrooks, Ph.D. University of California, San Francisco, Professor of Otolaryngology; Biomedical Engineering; Cognitive Sciences; Linguistics; Neurobiology and Behavior (hearing research, neurophysiology, psychophysics, auditory prosthesis, computational neuroscience)
Ricardo Miledi, M.D. Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico, Professor Emeritus of Neurobiology and Behavior
Andrea C. Nicholas, Ph.D. University of Chicago, Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment of Neurobiology and Behavior
Ian Parker, Ph.D. University College London, Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior; Physiology and Biophysics
Steven L. Small, M.D. University of Rochester, Dr. Stanley van den Noort Endowed Chair and Professor of Neurology; Cognitive Sciences; Neurobiology and Behavior
George Sperling, Ph.D. Harvard University, UCI Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Sciences; Neurobiology and Behavior (empirical studies of human information processing: short-term visual memory systems, attention, visual perception, 3-D object recognition; mathematical, computational, and neural models of visual processes: light adaptation, temporal sensitivity, contrast-D)
Craig Stark, Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University, James L. McGaugh Chair in the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory and Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Arnold Starr, M.D. New York University, Research Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Oswald Steward, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, Reeve-Irvine Chair in Spinal Cord Injury Research and Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology; Neurobiology and Behavior
Georg F. Striedter, Ph.D. University of California, San Diego, Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Katumi Sumikawa, Ph.D. Imperial College London, Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Andrea Tenner, Ph.D. University of California, San Diego, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry; Neurobiology and Behavior
Leslie M. Thompson, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior; Biological Chemistry; Neurobiology and Behavior
Marcelo A. Wood, Ph.D. Princeton University, UCI Chancellor's Fellow and Department Chair and Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Michael Yassa, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, UCI Chancellor's Fellow and Director of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory and Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior