Medical University of South Carolina Neuroscience Graduate Program

Charleston, SC
Program Description
The Neuroscience Institute offers programs of graduate study leading to either the MS or PhD degree. Applications are accepted from students with a variety of backgrounds in biological, chemical, and physical sciences. The PhD program is designed to give the student a comprehensive knowledge of the field of neuroscience, while providing for the development of research skills and creative thinking in a more limited area of the disciplines. In order to achieve this goal, students select an area of neuroscience in which research and the preparation of a dissertation will be accomplished. Doctoral research projects, while correlated with ongoing activities in the department, are original in nature and constitute a significant achievement. The Neuroscience Institute also participates in the Medical Scientist Training Program in which the student earns both the MD and PhD Degrees. While emphasis is places on the doctoral degree, an MS degree is offered on a limited basis.
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Student and Faculty
Number of Faculty: 42 Number of Students: 31
Ethnicity Hispanic Percent: 3.20% Non-Hispanic Percent: 0.00%
Race Asian: 6.50% American Indian or Alaskan Native: 0.00% Black or African American: 6.50% White: 64.50% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:: 0.00%
Unique Program Features
Program Characteristics
Year Established: 2006 Type of Campus: Main Campus
Contact Info

+1 (843) 792-8262

Program Director
Antonieta Lavin, PhD (843) 792-6799

Rachel D Penrod, PhD 1(843)792-8262

Research Areas