The Master of Science degree in Neuroscience is designed to provide coursework and a focused laboratory experience that deepen a student’s understanding of the nervous system in preparation for careers in research, healthcare, and education. The program includes graduate course work in neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, and behavioral neuroscience. Graduates of this program will be qualified to work in industry and research labs, or to continue their education in a PhD program. Graduates will also be prepared to attend health professions programs including: medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapy, nursing or occupational therapy.

M.S., Neuroscience (45 Credits)

BIO 567Current Topics in Neuroscience3
NES 500Introduction to Clinical Neuroscience4
NES 566Pharmacology of Drugs and Abuse4
NES 592Neuroscience Senior Seminar1
IDC 601Responsible Conduct of Research1
BMS 667Developmental Biology3
PHR 760Research Rounds In Pharmacology & Neuroscience2
PHR 790Research Laboratory Rotations2
PHR 791Pharmacology & Neuroscience Seminar1
PHR 797Master's Directed Independent Research24

This program is an accelerated pathway that is an option for currently enrolled Bachelor of Science 4th-year Neuroscience majors who have consistently demonstrated superior motivation and performance in lecture and lab courses. Students will complete their BS and MS degrees in five years.