12 months
28544 USD/year
26776 USD/year
10572 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Graduate Program in Neuroscience at Iowa State University is an interdepartmental and interdisciplinary training program at Iowa State University that offers the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. 


About this Degree

The Neuroscience training program at Iowa State University offers a broad spectrum of Neuroscience research opportunities, ranging from the molecular to the cellular to the systems level of analysis. The program includes over 40 faculty from the departments of Animal Science; Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology; Biomedical Sciences; Chemical and Biological Engineering; Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology; Food Science and Human Nutrition; Genetics, Development and Cell Biology; Kinesiology; Mechanical Engineering; Psychology; Veterinary Clinical Sciences; and Veterinary Diagnostic & Production Animal Medicine.

The strength of the Neuroscience Program lies in the combined expertise of its diverse faculty.  Neuroscience faculty in a variety of disciplines will provide you with flexibility in your choice of a research project and major professor.  Other activities and organizations in the program bring faculty and students together and provide opportunities for personal and professional interaction.  These interactions are central to our goals, which are to provide broad and robust graduate student training while stimulating excellence in Neuroscience research.

Programme Structure

Formal courses should include:

  • Rotations in Neuroscience
  • Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Neuroscience
  • Systems Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Neuroanatomy, and Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic Records, 
  • GPA, 
  • Statement of Purpose, 
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    28544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14272 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    26776 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13388 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10572 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5286 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Ames

1158 - 1797 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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