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Biomedical Sciences - Neurosciences - M.S. and Ph.D. PDFDownload to print

College of Arts and Sciences
School of Biomedical Sciences

Phone: 330-672-2263
Fax: 330-672-9391


Graduate study in the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biomedical Sciences–Neurosciences is interdisciplinary, primarily involving  faculty in biological sciences, psychology and speech pathology and audiology at Kent State University and faculty in anatomy, neurobiology and pharmacology at NEOMED. Students complete a common core of courses in morphology, physiology and the chemistry of the nervous system.

Admission Requirements

M.S.: Official transcript(s), 3.0 GPA, GRE, goal statement and three letters of recommendation. The M.S. also requires a bachelor's degree with preparation adequate to perform graduate work in the desired field. This commonly includes two years of chemistry, one year of mathematics, one year of physics and courses in anthropology, biology and psychology as appropriate to the field. Admission with deficiencies may be accorded, but these must be made up during the first two years of graduate study.

Ph.D.: Admission to the Ph.D. also requires either completion of the M.S. or direct matriculation to the doctoral program following completion of no less than 20 hours of graduate coursework (including the core) and will be accorded upon the recommendation of the student’s guidance committee and the school director.

Please refer to the University policy for graduate admissions.

The specific core curriculum of this program consists of the following courses:

  • BMS 6/70729 (4)
  • BSCI 5/70195 (3)

Appropriate electives will be chosen from among courses in biological sciences, biomedical sciences and psychology depending upon the student’s interests and preparation.

Each doctoral candidate, upon admission to candidacy, must register for BMS 80199 Dissertation I for a total of 30 hours. It is expected that a doctoral candidate will continuously register for Dissertation I, and thereafter BMS 80299 Dissertation II, each semester, including one term each summer, until all requirements for the degree have been met.