The M.S. Program in Neuroscience
Students entering the Neuroscience Program at Brandeis
have the opportunity to work in a variety of fields, ranging
from the structure and function of ion channels to systems
and cognitive neuroscience. Brandeis University has an outstanding
and highly interactive research community housed within
the Volen Center and adjoining buildings. This close proximity
facilitates the high degree of collaboration and exchange
for which Brandeis has become famous. The Neuroscience Program currently has over 20 faculty members from five participating departments (Biology, Biochemistry, Psychology, Chemistry, and Computer Science) and approximately 10 M.S. students.
Graduate Program (M.S.) in Neuroscience
The graduate program in neuroscience, leading to the M.S.
degree, is designed to equip students with the
advanced knowledge and training necessary to conduct research
in this interdisciplinary field. The program comprises three
broadly defined areas:
- behavioral neuroscience involves
work with humans in neuropsychology, with experimental cognitive
neuroscience and sensory psychophysics, and with animal
behavior and electrophysiology;
- cellular and molecular neuroscience
provides training in electrophysiology, molecular biology,
biophysics, and biochemistry appropriate to neurobiology;
- computational and integrative neuroscience trains students
in the use of experimental and theoretical methods for the
analysis of brain function.
Students pursuing the MS degree typically take graduate-level courses and do independent laboratory research. The residency requirement is one year, and there is an optional extension to complete a Masters thesis.
Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science
The Neuroscience Graduate Handbook details the requirements for a M.S. degree.
Our FAQ's webpage has answers to additional questions you may have
about the Master's of Science in Neuroscience program.