Behavioral Neuroscience Admissions Criteria
The Department typically offers admission to only 1-3
Behavioral Neuroscience Ph.D. students each year. Completed applications
are due to the Graduate School by January 15 for admission in the following Fall semester and should
- Transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate
- GRE scores:
General GRE scores
are required for admission to the program.
Psychology Subject GRE test is not required for admission.
- Three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation from individuals that
are familiar with your potential to successfully complete graduate
training in psychology is required for admission. Ideally, individuals that provide
letters of recommendation will be sufficiently familiar with the candidate
to address critical thinking, academic success, written and oral
expression, responsibility, organization, and other important skills
necessary for successful graduate training.
- A personal statement 300- 400 words outlining
your interests in the field, a faculty member with whom you are most
interested in working with, and your tentative career goals.
- Other information the student feels is pertinent
(e.g., manuscripts, vita).
To obtain further information about the program, contact Professor
Robert Paul, Director, Doctoral Program in Behavior Neuroscience ,
Department of Psychology, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St.
Louis, MO 63121 (314-516-5398); e-mail address is PAULRO@UMSL.EDU.