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.
Please see our Dual B.S./M.S. Program in Neuroscience Handbook
For more information, please contact Rene Mondy, the Dual B.S./M.S. Program in Neuroscience advisor.
Dr. Joseph J. Normandin is the Director of the Dual B.S./M.S. Program in Neuroscience.
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 Neuroscince, 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.
The Dual B.S./M.S. Program in Neuroscience is available to all undergraduate Neuroscience majors who maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. Students may apply to the dual-degree program at any time once they have taken between 30-90 credit hours. To apply, please see Appendix A and Appendix B in the Dual B.S./M.S. Program in Neuroscience Handbook linked above.
After graduating from the B.S. in Neuroscience program, Dual B.S./M.S. student must apply to the College of Arts and Sciences Graduate School. Please note: initial acceptance into the Dual B.S./M.S. in Neuroscience Program does not grantee acceptance into the College of Arts and Sciences Graduate School for your final year of the program. For more information on this process please see the Dual B.S./M.S. Program in Neuroscience Handbook linked above.
The Neuroscience Institute does not provide guaranteed support in the form of stipends and/or tuition waivers for students during their time in the M.S. portion of the program. You should enter the program with the expectation that you will be responsible for tuition and fees during the M.S. portion of the program. For more information on possible funding opportunities for proactive students, please review the Dual B.S./M.S. Program in Neuroscience Handbook linked above.