Pharmacology and Neuroscience

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Degrees Offered:

  • M.S. in Pharmacology & Neuroscience
  • Ph.D. in Pharmacology & Neuroscience

Application Fee - $65

Tests Required:

  • GRE: Required for international applicants, optional but recommended for domestic applicants.
  • English proficiency test (International students only - TOEFL, IELTS, and Duolingo accepted)


  • February 15 for Fall semester admission

Areas of Interest

  • Circadian rhythms
  • Hearing and balance
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Sensorimotor circuits
  • Neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Intracellular calcium signaling
  • Epilepsy
  • Cancer biology

Note: Most Pharmacology & Neuroscience Ph.D. students are awarded a Research Assistantship with a tuition waiver.

Contact Information:

Mrs. Gayle Stauffer


Department of Pharmacology
SIU School of Medicine
Pharmacology and Neuroscience Graduate Program
Mailcode - 9629, Room 3277
PO Box 19629
Springfield, IL; 62794

For complete details - Visit the Pharmacology and Neuroscience Web page

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Graduate education at Southern Illinois is very affordable. Costs include tuition (per credit hour) and fees. There are many forms of financial assistance available: Assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships which can include a partial or full waiver of tuition costs (fees cannot be waived). Most forms of financial aid are given for a semester or year at a time.