Nov 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Neuroscience, M.S.


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Admission Deadlines

Applications are considered for admission in the fall and spring semesters. The Application for Graduate Study, application fee, and all supporting materials (transcripts, letters, and Supplementary Form for Graduate Study in Neuroscience) must be received by December 1 for applicants to the Ph.D. program and by February 15 for applicants to the stand-alone M.S program for fall semesters. Spring semester admissions are only considered for the M.S. program with an application due date of October 15.

Degree Requirements


Master of Science en Route to Ph.D. Degree Requirements (Minimum of 36 Credit Hours)


A Master of Science is earned en route to the Neuroscience Ph.D. degree. A minimum of 36 hours of graduate coursework is required for the Master of Science Degree in Neuroscience. To satisfy the minimum requirements for the degree, the student must complete successfully:

  1. A minimum of 28 hours of graduate classroom coursework, which must include:
    • Neuroscience core course (4 hours).
    • Neuroscience core elective courses (6 hours).
    • Quantitative core course (3-4 hours).
    • Introduction to Graduate Studies core courses (4 hours).
    • Neuroscience electives (10-11 hours, 6 of which must be topics, concepts and seminar courses).
  2. A minimum of 8 semester hours of research credit. This requirement can be satisfied by enrolling in NEUR 8800  Master’s Research or the equivalent.
  3. A qualifying exam.
  4. Graduate assistants are required to enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester. These credit hours will consist of courses required for the prescribed program of study, as well as additional hours of NEUR 8800 , NEUR 8810 , NEUR 9910 , NEUR 9920 , and/or NEUR 9999 .

Students admitted for graduate study who have already taken relevant graduate classes or who are in possession of a graduate degree may be accorded advanced standing after an evaluation of previous graduate work. This evaluation would normally be conducted by the Director of Graduate Studies before entry into the program or at the very latest during the first semester of enrollment.

Stand-Alone Master of Science in Neuroscience Degree Requirements (Minimum of 36 Credit Hours)


A minimum of 36 hours of graduate coursework is required for the stand-alone Master of Science degree in Neuroscience. To satisfy the minimum requirements for the degree, the student must complete successfully:

Graduate Classroom Coursework (27 Hours)


A minimum of 27 hours of graduate classroom coursework, which must include:
Neuroscience Core Course (4 Hours)

Select one course from the following:
Core Elective Courses (6 Hours)

Select two courses from the following:
Quantitative Course Requirement (3-4 Hours)

Select one course from the following:
Responsible Conduct in Research (1 Hours)

Neuroscience Electives

Select a minimum of 12-13 hours, six of which must be 8000-level topics, concepts, and/or seminar courses; the remaining may be taken at the 6000-level.
Research Credits

A minimum of nine semester hours of research credit. This requirement may be satisfied by enrolling in NEUR 8800  Master’s Research or similar independent studies.

Written Product

A written product approved by the student’s Master’s Committee. Students have the option of defending a formal Master’s thesis, or of selecting the non-thesis option. In the latter case, students submit an empirical paper, literature review, methodological / technical paper, research proposal or other product with the approval of the Graduate Program Committee.
Graduate Assistants Requirements

Graduate assistants are required to enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours each for the fall/spring semesters and 9 credit hours for the summer semester. These credit hours will consist of courses required for the prescribed program of study, as well as additional hours of NEUR 8800 , NEUR 8810 , NEUR 9910 , NEUR 9920 , and/or NEUR 9999 .

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