Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs

Curriculum: Neuroscience


Please note that the following is a sample curriculum plan. Current students must discuss their plan with their program coordinator to make adjustments as needed.


Year One: Fall Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
PIBS 701 Introduction to Biomedical Sciences 5 credits
PIBS 702 Scientific Reasoning 3 credits
PIBS 731 Laboratory Research 1 credit per rotation
PIBS 700 Journal Club 1 credit
PIBS 780 Research Ethics 1 credit
PIBS 782 Professional Development: Skills for Success I 1 credit

Year One: Spring Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
PIBS 700 Journal Club 1 credit
PIBS 731 Laboratory Research 1 credit per rotation
PIBS 783 Professional Development: Skills for Success II 1 credit
PIBS 705 Biostatistics for Biosciences 3 credits
NEU 721 Membrane Physiology I 2 credits
NEU 722 Membrane Physiology II 2 credits
NEU 763 Developmental Neuroscience 2 credits
NEU 761 Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience 2 credits

Year One: Summer Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
PIBS 830 Doctoral Dissertation 1 credit

Year Two: Fall Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
NEU 700 Seminar in Neuroscience 1 credit
NEU 797 Neuroanatomy 3 credits
NEU 762 Systems Neuroscience 4 credits
NEU 830 Doctoral Dissertation 1-12 credit(s)

Year Two: Spring Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
NEU 700 Seminar in Neuroscience 1 credit
NEU 830 Doctoral Dissertation 1-12 credit(s)

Year Two: Summer Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
NEU 830 Doctoral Dissertation 1-12 credit(s)

Years Three-Five

During the last two years, students are advised into a combination of the following courses with variable credits that complete their degree requirements:

  • NEU 700 - Seminar in Neuroscience
  • NEU 731 - Advanced Topics in Neuroscience (Electives, at least one course required)
  • NEU 750 - Modeling CNS Injury and Repair
  • NEU 840 - Research in Residence (post-qualifying exam, pre-defense)
  • NEU 850 - Doctoral Dissertation (register in defense semester)