To be admitted to the J.D./Ph.D. degree track, student must be accepted by both the Neuroscience Training Program and the UW Law School simultaneously. The programs work together to review applicants and applicants must meet the application requirements for both programs. Requirements are outlined below.
Neuroscience Training Program Ph.D. applications for the Neuroscience & Law Program must be completed by December 1st
UW Law School J.D. Deadline-Applications for Neuroscience & Law Applicants should be submitted by the November 15th deadline.
The program does not offer spring or summer admission. All application materials need to be submitted by the dates listed above to ensure consideration. Applications are reviewed in December and selected applicants are invited to campus for an interview weekend in January or February. Final admission decisions are made by the end of March and, in accordance with the Council of Graduate Schools (website) national deadline, applicants have until April 15 to respond to an offer of admission.
Neuroscience Ph.D. Prerequisites
We encourage students from a broad range of academic backgrounds to apply, including but not limited to those with focus in life sciences, physical sciences, computer science, or engineering. We highly recommend that applicants take college-level courses in mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology. A competitive applicant usually will have prior research experience and should describe their research experience in the Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement.