Degree Requirements, Neuroscience

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Master of Science in Neuroscience

The master's degree program is only granted under special circumstances. The student must have approval of the graduate advisor and director. 

Doctor of Philosophy

Students must complete a core curriculum that includes Neuroscience 382T, Principles of Neuroscience I; Neuroscience 383T, Principles of Neuroscience II; a statistics course; an ethics course; four graduate elective courses in neuroscience; and a graduate seminar in neuroscience. A qualifying exam is taken at the beginning of the second year that consists of an oral exam on fundamental knowledge in neuroscience. Students will also prepare a written literature review and defend it before an examining committee made up of Institute for Neuroscience faculty members who are experts in the relevant scientific areas. All eligible students must submit a predoctoral fellowship application by the end of their third year of study, and all students must serve as a teaching assistant for at least one undergraduate or graduate course.