Master of Science in Neuroscience

Graduate students in Neuroscience class

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).

Graduate Program (MS) in Neuroscience

The graduate program in neuroscience, leading to the MS 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:

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 MS Graduate Handbook details the requirements for a MS degree.

Our FAQs webpage has answers to additional questions you may have about the Master's of Science in Neuroscience program.