The Neuroscience Program (NRSC) offers a PhD degree to students who are accepted into the Integrated Program in Biomedical Sciences and select the. The Program also offers a 2-year, research-intensive, MS degree. Students interested in the MS degree apply directly to the Neuroscience Program and are evaluated by a separate committee of core program faculty.
Throughout these programs students will develop abroad, comprehensive understanding of the entire field of neuroscience, including neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, molecular neurobiology, neuropharmacology, neurophysiology, and brain-behavior relations. Students will gain a detailed, in-depth knowledge of their own particular subspecialty of neuroscience that will provide a solid theoretical and practical base for their thesis/dissertation research. Through the design and implementation of their own original thesis/dissertation research project students will hone a critical understanding, evaluation, and application of the scientific literature, fundamental skills of hypothesis-driven specific aims tested experimental research, and a critical understanding of the importance of ethical behavior in science.