The Ph.D. in Neuroengineering, a joint program between the UAB Schools of Engineering and Medicine. It is a first-of-its kind program in the state of Alabama and one of the only freestanding neuroengineering doctoral programs in the country.

This program integrates advanced topics in such areas as neurophysiology, neural dynamics, neuropathology, systems engineering, computational analysis, advanced imaging, and data analysis. By combining faculty expertise in neurobiology, neuroscience, engineering and the sciences we are training a new generation of neuroengineers to advance understanding of neurodegenerative disorders and other brain diseases and develop novel therapeutics, neuroprosthetics, and tools to restore lost brain function and improve patient outcomes.

Who Should Apply?

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in engineering or a related field with strong computational components. Students with undergraduate degrees in the computer science, neuroscience, physical sciences, life sciences, or mathematics will also be considered for admission; however, such students must demonstrate preparation for the NE graduate curriculum, including having earned a B or better in Calculus I, Calculus II, and Introduction to Differential Equations. Students who have who lack sufficient mathematical/computational background may be required to take preparatory courses in mathematics prior to being admitted into the program.

Admission to the NE Ph.D. program is competitive. Applicants will typically have a GPA of 3.0 or greater from their previous degree(s) (on a 4-point scale) and significant research experience in engineering, neuroscience, or a closely related field.

Application and Admission Deadlines

Graduate students are admitted in the fall semester each year. Applications should be submitted through the Graduate School online application portal. The application fee will be reimbursed for applicants who submit a complete application for admission by the priority deadline. Preference for admissions and Blazer Fellowship support will be given to earlier applicants.

Priority Deadline
December 15, 2022

Final Deadline
February 1, 2023

Financial Assistance

Stipends and tuition assistance are available to highly qualified students. General information about financing your graduate studies can be found on the UAB Graduate School website.

Application Checklist

Specific application information can be found in the Graduate Program Checklist.

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Gregg Janowksi

Gregg Janowksi, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, UAB School of Engineering
Co-Director, Neuroengineering Ph.D.
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Lynn Dobrunz

Lynn Dobrunz, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurobiology, UAB Heersink School of Medicine
Co-Director, Neuroengineering Ph.D. Program
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