MS in Integrative Neuroscience

The Department of Neuroscience offers a rigorous program leading to the MS degree in Integrative Neuroscience. The MS program is designed for completion in two full-time consecutive semesters.  However, students can also be admitted on a part-time basis. The curriculum includes an extensive integrated overview of neuroscience, statistics, experimental design, and technical approaches.  The integrative neuroscience degree can be complimented by the addition of one of two concentrations; integrative neuroscience with a concentration in science policy or integrative neuroscience with a concentration in laboratory research. Thirty credits are required for the Masters degree with 11 of those credits coming from electives or a combination of research and electives.

In summary:

  • MS program is designed as a two semester full-time program
  • Part-time status is available
  • 30 credits are required
  • Students can choose an area of concentration:
    • the “Science Policy Concentration” where students will gain a broad knowledge of science policy
    • the “Research Concentration” where students will gain laboratory research experience in a specified area of neuroscience
  • Upon completion of the Master of Science in Integrative Neuroscience, all graduates will have a broad knowledge of neuroscience and experimental approaches to neuroscience

Opportunities for masters level neuroscientists exist in the research industry, government agencies, education and laboratories. Masters students may also decide to continue their education and apply for PhD or MD programs.

Typical applicants to the MS program have a BS degree in neuroscience, biology, psychology (with a biology emphasis), or biochemistry.  

Program Director

Dr Maguire-Zeiss

Kathy Maguire-Zeiss, PhD

New Research Building, Room EP-08A
Phone: 202.687.2791
Fax: 202.687.0617




Program Coordinator

Jensue Ferrell

New Research Building, Room EP-04
Phone: 202.687.5391
Fax: 202.687.0617