Ohio – The Ohio
State University’s Neuroscience graduate program earned first place in the
Spring 2014 Rankings of Top Graduate Programs released by Graduate
Programs, which lists the best graduate programs in the county in a variety
of fields based solely on ratings and reviews from current or recent graduates.
knows more about the graduate school experience than current or recent graduate
students, and we are pleased that Ohio State students are putting such a high
value on the education they earned here, and sharing that information with
others,” said Dr.
Randy J. Nelson, professor and chair of OSU’s Department of Neuroscience.
rankings, compiled using data gathered between Sept. 1, 2012, and April 15,
2014, encompass reviews posted by more than 60,000 students participating in
more than 1,500 graduate programs nationwide. Ratings are based on a
10-star system (with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best).
recent graduate students are contacted through scholarship entries, as well as
social media, to answer questions for the ratings. Each graduate program is
assigned 15 ranking categories covering a variety of topics, such as academic
competitiveness, career support, financial aid and quality of network.
program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is
completed for that graduate program. For specific rankings of the Top 25
Neuroscience Programs, go to the Neuroscience
“Our goal is
to attract innovative, forward thinkers and train them to become tomorrow’s
pioneers in brain research,” said Dr.
Ali Rezai, Director of Ohio State's Neuroscience Program. “We
offer a competitive, stimulating environment for students pursuing a doctoral
degree in neuroscience, and our interdisciplinary training program provides the
foundations of neuroscience knowledge through an integrated and wide-ranging
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Eileen Scahill, Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations,
614-293-3737, or Eileen.Scahill@osumc.edu