Application to the Program in Neuroscience at Cornell University, Ithaca campus includes applying to a specific graduate field that matches the student's background and interests best. Once accepted, students are not bound to work with faculty within a given field or department and have access to all faculty within the program.
Neuroscience at Cornell University, Ithaca campus, emphasizes an integrated and interdisciplinary approach that spans these levels of analysis. The research of our faculty encompasses neuroscience from human cognition to biophysics, including diverse experimental and computational approaches using a variety of model organisms. Graduate students acquire expertise in their primary disciplines while cultivating a broader understanding of the bigger picture.
The Program in Neuroscience spans fourteen graduate fields and includes faculty affiliated with many departments. Students affiliate with a graduate field reflecting their areas of interest but are free to choose mentors among all associated faculty. Collaborations among research groups are particularly encouraged. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the available breadth of neuroscience resources including many seminar series, journal clubs and coursework options.
Faculty associated with the Program of Neuroscience are associated with the following graduate fields:
All applications are handled by the Cornell University Graduate school. Students are strongly encouraged to contact faculty members and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Graduate Fields of their interests before applying.