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

Neuroscience PhD Tuition & Financial Support

Students admitted to the Neuroscience PhD program receive a financial assistance package that includes a stipend and tuition. For the 2018-19 academic year, the stipend is $29,500.

A number of first-year supplemental awards and fellowships are also available on a competitive basis.

The program pays the stipend and tuition for the first 18 months. Subsequently, the adviser for the dissertation research is responsible for the stipend and tuition. To ensure that students will be able to complete their dissertation research in this laboratory, the departmental chair guarantees this support.

Non-Tuition Costs

Medical insurance is required for all students, with the University paying 80 percent of the cost of medical, dental and vision coverage. See details about student health insurance.

Penn State University dissertation and other fees also apply. See details on the University's graduate school tuition and fees.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the costs of the Neuroscience PhD program, please contact Kristin Smith, Director of Graduate Admissions, at 717-531-1045 or kec17@psu.edu.