Application Deadline is December 1st

How to Apply

The Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience requires an online application to be completed to the Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) through the Georgetown Graduate School of Arts and Sciences application portal. Application elements, including letters of recommendation, are required to be submitted through the online application system. Only transcripts and test scores should be submitted independently by the applicant's previous academic institution(s) and testing agency. Transcripts should be submitted to the Biomedical Graduate Education Admissions Office. 

Mailing Address for Official Transcripts
Biomedical Graduate Education Admissions Office
Attn: Ph.D. Credentials - IPN
SE 108 Medical-Dental Building
3900 Reservoir Rd. NW Washington D.C. 20057-1411

Application Requirements

  • Application Fee
  • Personal Statement
  • Three recommendations
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    Georgetown University Code for BGE: 5244
  • TOEFL (for applicants from non-English speaking institutions)
    Georgetown University Code for BGE: B191
  • IPN Supplemental Essay (maximum of 1 page) answering the following prompt: Please tell us about an incident in your research where you experienced failure. Include what you did about it and what you learned from the experience. (Upload the supplemental essay to the Supplemental Data Forms section of the Online Application.)

If you have any questions regarding the Georgetown University application, please email the BGE office at or visit the Biomedical Graduate Education website. For questions regarding the IPN application, contact Kathy Maguire-Zeiss, Ph.D., Director of IPN, at or the Ludise Malkova, Ph.D., Director of Admissions, at

Program Statistics

Recent Student Success: Means are 5.3 years to defense, 4.7 total publications, and 2.3 first authorAlumni Careers: 66% Initially Post-Doctoral Research (Recent) and 26% Tenure-Track Faculty (Established)Current Program Diversity: 32% Under-represented minorities, 56% female students, and 32% female core facultyUniversity Support: $700K for 2016-2017 and Training Grants in Neural Plasticity and in Translational Biomedical Science

Where are our students? 66% become post-docs. 17% go into the policy field. 17% go into other career paths.

Where are our Students?
2010-2017 Alumni's First Positions

We value our students' success in our program and in their desired career afterward. Therefore, we provide our students with a variety of resources and career advancement opportunities, giving them the best opportunity to succeed.

66% of our students become post-docs.
17% of our student go into the policy field.
17% of our students explore other career paths.