All students in the Neuroscience & Public Policy Program follow all requirements of the Neuroscience Training Program and either the La Follette School of Public Affairs or UW-Madison Law School. There are circumstances where N&PP students are allowed more time to complete certain requirements or other exceptions. A list is provided below of areas where N&PP students Neuroscience Training Program requirements are altered, please see those sections of the NTP handbook for more information.
To view the La Follette School of Public Affairs degree requirements, please see their website: http://www.lafollette.wisc.edu/
To view the UW-Madison Law School degree requirements, please see their website: http://law.wisc.edu/
Laboratory Rotations/Choosing an Advisor
N&PP students have the option of delaying their first rotation until the start of the spring semester of their first year and to finish three rotations by the end of the first year. Neuro/Law students have the option of beginning their rotations during their second year.
N&PP students will be given an additional year and Neuro/Law students an additional two years to complete the preliminary exam. N&PP students will write a position paper that bridges neuroscience and public policy or neuroscience and law. This paper will replace the outside area paper required of NTP students as part of the Preliminary Examination.
NTP Subgroup talks
The N&PP Seminar student seminar will count as one of the two subgroup talks N&PP students are expected to present during their time in the program.
Time to Degree
N&PP students should refer to the N&PP website for sample timelines for each of the degree tracks.