Graduate Program Philosophy

Neuroscience Graduate Program Mission & Expectations

The mission of the Neuroscience Graduate Program at Loyola University Chicago Health Systems is to produce outstanding neuroscientists who have high standards of both scientific excellence and scientific integrity. Neuroscience contributes directly to the university's overall mission of "knowledge in the service of humanity" by advancing biomedical knowledge of the basic workings of the central and peripheral nervous system at molecular, cellular, and systems levels and by promoting health-related research.

 

Doctoral Program Students

Will demonstrate a broad, comprehensive understanding of the entire field of neuroscience, including neuroanatomy, neurochemistry and molecular neurobiology, neuropharmacology, neurophysiology, and brain-behavior relations

Will demonstrate a detailed, in-depth knowledge of their own particular subspecialty of neuroscience that will provide a solid theoretical and practical base for their dissertation research

Will master how to critically understand and evaluate the scientific literature

Will master the fundamental skills of hypothesis-driven specific aims tested experimental research

Will design and implement their own original dissertation research project

Will develop and master interpersonal skills required for communicating scientific research findings

Will demonstrate a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of scientific ethics and the importance of ethical behavior in science

 

Master’s Program Students

Will demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of modern neuroscience, including the neurochemistry and molecular biology of neurons and glia and the basic neurobiology of behavior

Will demonstrate the ability to critically understand and evaluate the scientific literature

Will demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental skills of experimental research

Will contribute to the design and implementation of an research project

Will demonstrate competent interpersonal skills required for communicating scientific research findings

Will demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of scientific ethics and the importance of ethical behavior in science