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

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Neuroscience PhD Entering Class Profile

Fall 2017-19 incoming class

100 percent

have prior research experience

Academic Profile

Colleges and universities: 8 (undergraduate) in 7 states
Average (undergraduate) GPA: 3.71
Advanced degrees: 38% entered immediately after receiving an undergraduate degree
Undergraduate majors: 7


8 incoming students
75 percent female
25 percent male
87.5 percent U.S. citizens or permanent residents
12.5 percent non-U.S. citizen

Five-Year Admission Averages (2015 to 2019)

Applications received: 48
Offers of Admission: 10
Incoming Student Enrollment: 3