Carnegie Mellon University

Academic Programs

The Neuroscience Institute at Carnegie Mellon administers two Ph.D. programs: the Program in Neural Computation (PNC) and the Program in Systems Neuroscience (PSN). Both programs benefit from a close relationship with the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), an integrative center spanning both Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. All PNC and PSN students are by extension members of the CNBC. We aim to take advantage of the world class strengths of CMU and Pitt, in areas including computer science, machine learning, statistics and dynamical systems and to train students to apply these tools to critical problems in neuroscience. There are also options for non-degree granting graduate study and undergraduate study.

Degree-Granting Graduate Programs, Alternate Graduate Training, Undergraduate Training, or Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Degree-Granting Graduate Programs

Program in Neural Computation (PNC)

The Program in Neural Computation (PNC) is a graduate training program for students seeking advanced training in the application of quantitative approaches to the study of the brain.

Ph.D Program in Neural Computation

Program in Systems Neuroscience (PSN)

The Program in Systems Neuroscience (PSN) trains students with backgrounds in biology and neuroscience disciplines in the growing field of quantitative systems neuroscience and also provides them the essential background in experimental neuroscience

Ph.D Program in Systems Neuroscience

Alternate Graduate Training

Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition Graduate Training Program (Certificate Program)

The CNBC Training Program is a certificate program open to students who are already pursuing doctoral degrees in a related department (listed in "Related Graduate Degree Programs" box). Participants take a set of core courses in cellular, systems, computational, and cognitive neuroscience and engage in various activities to foster cross-campus interaction among individuals interested in the neural mechanisms of cognition. The CNBC Training Program is not a degree-granting program.

Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition Graduate Training Program

Related Graduate Degree Programs at CMU

Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Computational Biology
Computer Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Machine Learning
Mechanical Engineering
Robotics Institute

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Neuroscience

The Neuroscience Institute at Carnegie Mellon University strives to be a community that is academically and intellectually rigorous, as well as being diverse, inclusive, and respectful to all of its members. We aspire to promote a collegial professional environment in which all individuals can thrive and do their best work with community support and free from harassment, intimidation, or disrespect.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at NI

CMU Rales Fellows

The CMU Rales Fellow Program is dedicated to developing a diverse community of STEM leaders from underrepresented and under-resourced backgrounds by eliminating cost as a barrier to education. Learn more about this program for master's and Ph.D. students. Learn more