The standard courses for the one-year program (30 credits) are outlined below. MS in Integrative Neuroscience students are required to complete the required core courses (19 credits), which are supplemented by elective courses (11 credits). Elective courses can be chosen to complement the core curriculum and the research internship, and can be selected from other GUMC departments. If there is a course of particular interest to a student that does not appear on the curriculum elective list, he/she can submit a request to the Program Director to designate the course as an approved elective. The list of required core courses and the pre-approved GUMC electives (credits, semester offered) are shown below.

Our program charges a full-time, per-semester flat rate for students taking 12 credits or more in a semester, and a part-time, per-credit rate for students taking fewer than 12 credits.

Fall Semester

Required Courses

SemesterCourse NumberCourse NameCredits
FallINNS 6500Basic Neuroscience I4
FallINNS 6000Journal Club1
FallINNS 6300Translational Neuroscience2
FallINNS 6400Experimental Approaches & Techniques2

Required Courses for the Research Concentration

SemesterCourse NumberCourse NameCredits
FallINNS 9000Research Practicum I4

Required Courses for the Science Policy Concentration

SemesterCourse NumberCourse NameCredits
FallBSPA 6603Science & Technology in Global Arena: Biomedical4
FallBSPA 6606Public Policy for Scientists3


SemesterCourse NumberCourse NameCredits
FallNSCI 6006Computational Neuroscience2
FallNSCI 6008Topics in Neuroinflammation2
FallBSPA 7800Global Infectious Disease: International Perspective2
FallPSYC 5003Cognitive Neuroscience3

Spring Semester

Required Courses

SemesterCourse NumberCourse NameCredits
SpringINNS 6501Basic Neuroscience II4
SpringINNS 6001Journal Club1
SpringINNS 6201Imaging in Neuroscience2
SpringNSCI 6007Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration3

Required Courses for Research Concentration

SemesterCourse NumberCourse NameCredits
SpringINNS 9001Research Practicum II4

Required Courses for Science Policy

SemesterCourse NumberCourse NameCredits
SpringBSPA 7005Science Policy & World Health2


SemesterCourse NumberCourse NameCredits
SpringINNS 6301Neurobiology of Drug Addiction2
SpringEPID 5011Research Ethics & Development1

Elective Courses

For elective credits, graduate students can select courses offered at GUMC and the College numbered 4000 & above.  Electives must be related to your field of study.

Discuss your course options with the Program Director or the Program Coordinator before registering for electives.

**Course schedule is subject to change.