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 500Basic Neuroscience I4
FallINNS 510Journal Club1
FallINNS 520Translational Neuroscience2
FallINNS 530Experimental Approaches & Techniques2

Required Courses for the Research Concentration

SemesterCourse NumberCourse NameCredits
FallINNS 900Research Practicum I4

Required Courses for the Science Policy Concentration

SemesterCourse NumberCourse NameCredits
FallMICB 603Science & Technology in Global Arena4
FallMICB 606Public Policy for Scientists3


SemesterCourse NumberCourse NameCredits
FallNSCI 526Computational Neuroscience2
FallNSCI 559Topics in Neuroinflammation2
FallMICB 800Global Infectious Disease2
FallPSYC 512Cognitive Neuroscience3

Spring Semester

Required Courses

SemesterCourse NumberCourse NameCredits
SpringINNS 501Basic Neuroscience II4
SpringINNS 511Journal Club1
SpringINNS 521Imaging in Neuroscience2
SpringNSCI 558Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration3

Required Courses for Research Concentration

SemesterCourse NumberCourse NameCredits
SpringINNS 901Research Practicum II4

Required Courses for Science Policy

SemesterCourse NumberCourse NameCredits
SpringMICB 705Science Policy & World Health2


SemesterCourse NumberCourse NameCredits
SpringINNS 531Neurobiology of Drug Addiction2
SpringEPID 511Research Ethics & Development1

Elective Courses

For elective credits, graduate students can select courses offered at GUMC and the College numbered 450 & 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.