Biomedical Sciences - Neurosciences - M.S. and Ph.D. Download to print
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Biomedical Sciences-Neurosciences is an inter-institutional program offering Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degrees. Students complete a common set of core courses that cover fundamental principles in neuroscience from the cellular/molecular to the systems level. Students also complete elective courses tailored to their chosen subdiscipline. Research projects are completed under the guidance of a neuroscience faculty member at Kent State University, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), or the Cleveland Clinic. Areas of research focus in the neurosciences include behavioral neuroscience, sensory neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, and neurodegenerative diseases.
The M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in neuroscience require a minimum 3.0 undergraduate/graduate GPA, scores from the GRE general test, three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement indicating the applicant's interests in neuroscience and career goals. A master's degree is not required for admission to the Ph.D. program. Before beginning the program, applicants are required to have completed a bachelor's degree with preparation adequate to take coursework in neuroscience, including sufficient undergraduate coursework in chemistry, math, biology, psychology and/or neuroscience. Applicants for the Ph.D. degree are preferred over the M.S. degree, given applications of roughly equivalent merit.
For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website.
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