The Georgetown Difference

Invested in providing a transformative experience through training, resources, and personalized career strategies in order to equip you to reach your aspirations.

Program Statistics

Recent Student Success

Mean: 5.3 years to defense
4.7 total publications
2.3 first author

Program Diversity

33% from groups underrepresented in science
56% female students
32% female core faculty

Alumni Careers

66% initially post-doctoral research (recent)
26% tenure-track faculty (established)

University Support

$700,000 for 2016-2017 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 students go into the policy field.
17% of our students explore other career paths.

Visit our Alumni Spotlights page to see where our students go!


Life as an IPN Student

Let our students give you a tour of labs, the Georgetown campus and surrounding neighborhoods.

What is neuroscience?

Neuroscience is the study of how the nervous system develops, its structure and function but more than that, it is an integrative discipline that seeks to understand both normal function and dysfunction. Neuroscientists study functional, evolutionary, computational, molecular, cellular, and medical aspects of the nervous system.

Related program: Master of Science in Integrative Neuroscience