Neuroscience's graduate program has its own coordinator. Reach out to Emily Hardy at [email protected] for any questions or concerns.
Students work with Core Neuroscience Faculty and over 50 Associate Faculty from other departments including, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Education, Mathematics, Public Health, Psychology, Philosophy, and Physics.
A rich array of learning opportunities
Students can train in behavioral neuroscience and neuroendocrinology, neurogenomics and genetics, neuroimmunology and cardiometabolic diseases, computational neuroscience, neuroethics, and primate behavior and cognition. Students can obtain training in a wide range of research methodologies, and have the opportunity to teach and attend journal clubs, seminars, and distinguished speaker series.
First-rate place for neuroscience
Atlanta has a thriving Neuroscience community and an active Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. In addition to the incredible amount of neuroscience research at GSU, there are opportunities for collaboration with researchers at Emory University, Georgia Tech, Morehouse School of Medicine, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Training provided in state-of-the-art research centers and facilities
The Neuroscience Institute is housed in the state-of-the-art, 350,000 square foot Petit Science Center. In addition, there are numerous centers associated with the Neuroscience Institute.
An exceptional number of science education and outreach programs
Students have the opportunity to participate in rewarding programs aimed at increasing scientific literacy and brain awareness in the community, including K-12 schools.
Neuroscience Ph.D. Program
Our neuroscience Ph.D. students can obtain training in a wide range of research methodologies and have the opportunity to teach and attend journal clubs, seminars and distinguished speaker series. We offer opportunities to practice teaching, outreach, communication, grant writing and critical thinking.
The Ph.D. in neuroscience prepares students for multiple career pathways including academic research and teaching, government, clinical and private sector positions.
Master of Science Program
We offer a standalone master’s of science degree in neuroscience for students who may not be planning to pursue a doctoral degree. Students receive training via academic coursework, research, teaching and outreach activities.
Master’s students can train in behavioral neuroscience and neuroendocrinology; neurogenomics and genetics; neuroimmunology and cardiometabolic diseases; computational neuroscience; neuroethics; and primate behavior and cognition.
Dual B.S./M.S Program in Neuroscience
The Neuroscience Institute offers a combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Neuroscience. This five-year program is designed for neuroscience undergraduates who are deeply interested in neuroscience to gain additional research experience as they prepare for graduate/professional school, or for students looking for additional education in neuroscience to leverage for biomedical-based careers. The first three years match our B.S. in Neuroscience program, with the fourth and fifth years including additional M.S.-level course requirements and research experiences.
Students begin by progressing through the standard B.S. in Neuroscience requirements. In their fourth year, students enroll in graduate-level neuroscience electives that will count towards both their B.S. and their M.S. in Neuroscience. After earning their B.S. in Neuroscience, students apply to the College of Arts and Sciences Graduate school. If accepted, students complete their M.S. in Neuroscience with a combination of graduate-level neuroscience electives and research ethics courses. In addition, students engage in research in a neuroscience lab, earning course credit, and working on a non-thesis project defined in conjunction with their research mentor.
Office Hours (Available Remotely):
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Office Hours (In Person):
Neuroscience Institute Director
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Director of Graduate Studies
880 Petit Science Center
100 Piedmont Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA, 30303
USPS Mailing Address:
Georgia State University
PO Box 5030
Atlanta, GA 30302-5030
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161 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30303