Dr. Yongsoo Kim, an associate professor in the Department of Neural & Behavioral Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine, is pictured in his lab in July 2016, framed by laboratory equipment and looking away from a screen depicting two images of a section of the brain.

Neuroscience PhD

Penn State College of Medicine logo

Neuroscience PhD Entering Class Profile

Fall 2019-21 incoming class

100 percent

have prior research experience

Academic Profile

Colleges and universities: 13 (undergraduate) in 8 states
Average (undergraduate) GPA: 3.55
Advanced degrees: 43% entered immediately after receiving an undergraduate degree
Undergraduate majors: 7


14 incoming students
93 percent female
7 percent male
21 percent under-represented minority students
93 percent U.S. citizens or permanent residents
7 percent non-U.S. citizen

Three-Year Admission Averages (2019 to 2021)

Applications received: 76
Offers of Admission: 13
Incoming Student Enrollment: 5