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Neuroscience Undergraduate Program

Taking advantage of its strength in neuroscience research and graduate training, the University of Miami has developed an outstanding undergraduate neuroscience major. A key component of this program is the integration of neuroscience faculty at the Miller School of Medicine with those in the College of Arts & Sciences’ Departments of Psychology and Biology on the Coral Gables campus.  Learn more >

Summer Research Program for Underrepresented Minorities & Women

The program provides students the opportunity to continue working on their research project under the mentorship of a faculty mentor during the summer term. Selected students are provided with stipend, weekly professional development, organized cultural activities and poster presentation opportunities.  Learn more >

Honors and Scholars Programs

UM specializes in innovative scholarship and superior teaching. You’ll see this combination in the dynamic courses we offer in more than 180 majors and programs, ranging from accounting to theatre arts. The University of Miami will help open your eyes to all sorts of possibilities and guide you down the road to success.  Learn more >

University of Miami Summer Scholars Program

The University of Miami Summer Scholars Program provides an exciting opportunity for current high school sophomores and juniors to explore their academic passions and experience what it’s like to be a college student. This unique three-week pre-college program allows students to earn college credit, interact with world class professors, make lasting friendships and grow as independent thinkers.  Learn more >

Lois Pope Neuroscience Summer Research Scholarship


A generous endowment made to the University of Miami (UM) by our Trustee, Lois Pope, allows undergraduate neuroscience majors to participate in summer neuroscience research projects at UM.  Participants are required to work 40 hours per week for at least 10 weeks on neuroscience research, and they are expected to present their findings at the UM Research, Creativity, and Innovation Forum, which is held during the following spring semester (i.e., students must have at least two more semesters before graduation).  Lois Pope participants may also participate in the PRIME program as PRIME Adjuncts, and they may be invited to attend special activities related to other summer research programs, such as the Dean’s Women and Minority Research Program and the Honors Research Program.  Learn more >

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The goal of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at the Miller School is to inspire and train the next generation of biomedical researchers and physician-scientists. The program seeks to maximize the talents and intellectual contributions from a diverse scientific and biomedical workforce and reduce the burden of human disease.  Learn more >

PRIME Summer Research Scholarship


The PRIME program is a 10 week summer research program designed for students who intend to apply to Ph.D. programs.  Throughout this program, students are required to work 35 hours per week on psychological research under the direction of a psychology faculty member.  PRIME students are also required to attend weekly seminars where they discuss their research projects, research ethics and protocol, post-graduation plans, guidelines for poster presentations, and several other topics, and they must showcase their research projects at an end-of-the-summer poster presentation.  These students are also expected to present their findings at the UM Research, Creativity, and Innovation Forum, which is held during the following spring semester (i.e., students must have at least two more semesters before graduation). Please note that PRIME will most likely be conducted remotely during Summer 2021 and all research projects proposed should be feasible to complete remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Learn more >



The Miami Project’s affiliation with the University of Miami Graduate Neuroscience Program makes it a prime location for the mentoring of eager students.

Graduate students in the UM Neuroscience program are trained in cellular, molecular, and integrative neuroscience and have the option of choosing mentors from among Miami Project faculty.

To be considered for admission to the UM Neuroscience graduate program, applicants must have:

  • a bachelor’s degree in one of the biological, behavioral or physical sciences
  • a grade point average of 3.0 or above (out of 4.0).
  • a strong quantitative background, and
  • a combined score of 1000 or higher on the General Test of the GRE.

Neuroscience Graduate Program

The Neuroscience Program was formed in 1989 by a committee of neuroscientists led by the Provost and organized as a university-wide program.  A representative steering committee was established, and Dr. Richard Rotundo was appointed as the first chair.  In 1992, the Neuroscience Program became an independent, PhD-granting entity. Neuroscience research is a major focus at the University of Miami and the Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP) is currently composed of 30 graduate students and 78 faculty members with diverse research interests, but also with some areas of commonality. Areas of concentration include neurotrauma such as stroke, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury, mechanisms of addiction, neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease, and sensory transduction of the somatosensory, visual, auditory, olfactory and gustatory systems. The Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty are from 19 different departments and distributed across three University of Miami campuses: Miller School of Medicine (MSOM) campus, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) campus and the Coral Gables (CG) campus. This comprehensive, diverse group of faculty, students and scientists that make up the Neuroscience Graduate Program is a cornerstone of research and graduate education in biomedical sciences at the University of Miami.  Learn more >

Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS)

Part of the Graduate School, the Office of Graduate Studies facilitates our common goal of educating future leaders through research education. Set in a bustling international city and inviting subtropical climate, the Miller School provides world-class medical education through a wide variety of masters and doctoral programs. We invite you to explore our research and academic programs.  Learn more >