IPN Admissions FAQ

How are decisions made?

All applications for admission are reviewed individually, and admission to the program is on a competitive basis. Students are selected on the basis of academic records, recommendations, research experience and publications, and interviews with faculty members of the program.

Is my application competitive?

Read the biographies of students who have matriculated in the past to understand the research backgrounds and interests of students before they entered the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience (IPN). If you have questions about the competitiveness of your application, please contact Kathy Maguire-Zeiss, Director of Graduate Studies of IPN, at Kathleen.MaguireZeiss@georgetown.edu.

Should I apply to a psychology or neuroscience program?

Students interested in applying to the Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Ph.D. in Psychology can read the detailed comparison between the programs.

Does the program offer advanced admissions?

All applicants must submit applications on December 1st for summer admissions of the following year. However, if an accepted applicant wishes to defer admission for one year, arrangements can potentially be arranged during the Spring interviews.

How many students are accepted each year?

The program accepts eight to ten students are in each entering class.

Does the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience offer a master’s degree?

The Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience does not have a Master’s Degree program. Only applicants intending to complete the Ph.D. program of study should apply. Please see the following site for information on a one-year MS in Integrative Neuroscience at Georgetown.

Ph.D. students can apply for a Masters in Passing upon completion of the necessary requirements (contact the chair of the Student Advisory Committee for specifics).