Prospective Graduate Students

The Behavioral Neuroscience program is part of the highly ranked Psychological Sciences department located at the main campus of the University of Connecticut at Storrs. UConn is a Research I university with an enrollment of about 28,000 students, including 6,000 graduate students, served by 1,600 faculty. Storrs is a small community located in a scenic, rural, hilly area of northeastern Connecticut. Several major urban areas are within easy driving distance, including Hartford, New Haven, Boston, Providence, and New York City, and outdoor activities at major skiing areas and the waters of Long Island Sound are nearby. Many cultural and recreational opportunities are available at the university itself.

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Applications received by December 1 will be given preferential status for financial support (Departmental and University fellowships, teaching assistantships and research assistantships). Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed for admission until February 1.


Admission criteria include transcripts, GRE or MCAT scores, previous research experience, three letters of recommendation, and compatibility of research interests of the applicant with those of the core faculty. Students are strongly encouraged to email faculty with whom they may be interested in working. Completed applications should designate Psychological Sciences as the Field of Study and Neurosciences as the Area of Concentration.

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Financial Aid

Financial support includes teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships. All assistantships include a stipend, full tuition waiver, medical, and dental health benefits.

For full details, please see the 2020 BNS Brochure.