At NYU, there are numerous doctoral programs related to neuroscience research. Departments and Institutes offering graduate programs are situated on two separate campuses: the Washington Square campus and the NYU Medical Center campus. Admissions on the Washington Square campus are handled by individual departments, whereas admissions at the Medical Center campus goes through an umbrella program called the Sackler Institute.To explore NYU’s neuroscience programs, click on a department or program below.

Major Neuroscience Graduate Programs

NYU's portal campus in Shanghai is recruiting doctoral students through the Shanghai track of the Doctoral Program in Neural Science. NYU Shanghai and its partner East China Normal University jointly operate an Institute of Brain and Cognitive Science. IBCS has a broad vision, the areas of research include neural circuit mechanisms of cognitive function (such as decision-making and human language), and inter-disciplinary computational neuroscience. For more information about IBCS and its faculty, see

Students in the Shanghai track will spend one and half years at NYU in New York for course work and laboratory rotations, before joining a laboratory in Shanghai for thesis research. They will maintain a close tie with New York, and they will receive an NYU PhD. Additional information can be found in the Shanghai track brochure

Candidates interested in applying to the Shanghai track of the Doctoral program in Neural Science can apply here and select Shanghai as their campus directly on the application.