Welcome to the home pages of the Philosophy-Neurosciences-Psychology (PNP) Program at Washington University. PNP is an innovative program that fosters engagement between different disciplines addressing the mind-brain. It draws together a number of areas in which Washington University is a world leader.
The PNP program was originally set up as a graduate program in 1993 with a grant of $1,320,000 from the James S McDonnell Foundation (a further grant of $880,000 was made in 1995). Subsequently the program was expanded to include an undergraduate second major, with the first students graduating in 1999. The PNP Research centre was founded in 2003.
Please use the menu above for information on current research, programs, and upcoming events. We hope that these web pages will convey some of the excitement of interdisciplinary research and teaching at Washington University. If you have any questions, or would like to visit the program, please contact us.
Introduction to the Program
PNP is an innovative program that fosters engagement between different disciplines addressing the mind-brain. In addition to the Core PNP Faculty, a number of affiliated faculty from other disciplines participate in the PNP Program's biweekly PNP speaker series and PNP/Medical School Lunchtime Seminar presentations. PNP also funds Post-Doctoral Research Fellows , and supports a number of graduate students. Past fellows have all obtained academic positions.
PNP offers a Ph.D. in PNP. The PNP Graduate Program has an excellent placement record; Click here to see where our recent graduates are currently.