Neuroscience (GDBBS)


MD/PhD students are excluded from the Admissions entries, included in the enrollment entries (when they are enrolled in the LGS, as opposed to in the SOM), included in the number of degrees awarded (PhD only), and excluded from the time to degree and completion percentage entries.

Percentages are rounded to whole numbers and do not always add to 100.

PhD AdmissionsFall 2019Fall 20185 Year Average
Applications365290307
Admissions offers (Selectivity)42 (12%)38 (13%)37 (12%)
New doctoral students (Yield)18 (43%)15 (39%)15 (40%)
PhD EnrollmentFall 2019Fall 20185 Year Average
Total enrollment959798
Female66%65%63%
Male34%35%37%
International17%19%17%
U.S. citizen or permanent resident83%81%83%
PhD Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or
Permanent Resident, by Race
Fall 2019Fall 20185 Year Average
Black or African American10%10%11%
Asian13%13%10%
Hispanic of any race11%11%11%
American Indian or Alaska Native1%1%1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White56%56%58%
Two or more races6%5%3%
Not indicated3%4%6%
PhD Degrees and Completion2018-192017-185 Year Average
Number of degrees awarded171516
Median years to PhD5.35.35.7
Average adjusted years to PhD5.55.65.9
Percent of students who entered
between 2007-08 and 2011-12, and
completed the PhD as
of August 31, 2019
91%