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International :31 Mar 

MS Neuroscience

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1 Year
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
16208 USD
National
16208 USD

Application fee

International 95 USD
National 95 USD
Department
Department of Neurobiology
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)90
TOEFL-PBT (min)577
GRE (avg)320
GMAT (avg)724
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About this course

The Master's Program in Neurobiology features independent, hands-on research training combined with focused classroom instruction to prepare students for careers in medicine, industry, academic research, and/or teaching. Students can earn this degree in one year of intensive study.

The program provides an unparalleled opportunity to learn and collaborate with some of the foremost scholars in the field of Neurobiology. Graduates of the program have gone on to MD or PhD programs at top institutions around the country or choose to directly enter careers in academic or industrial research.

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Eligibility Criteria

GRE scores
GRE scores are not required for admission. Please note that:

The GRE must be taken no more than five years prior to the intended quarter of entry.
Scores must come directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS), using our ETS institution code of 1565.
To ensure that test scores are received in a timely manner, you are encouraged to take the test at least three months before the department's March 31st application deadline.

TOEFL or IELTS scores
Students whose first language is not English must take the TOEFL or IELTS examination.

To submit your score:

ETS must send TOEFL scores to The Graduate School using our ETS institution code of 1565.
Copies of your IELTS scores must be sent directly from IELTS to the department.
To ensure that test scores are received in a timely manner, you are encouraged to take the test at least three months before the department's March 31st application deadline.

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Course Modules

Quarter
Classes
Department
Credit

  • Fall 2016
  • NEUROBIO 401-0
  • Introduction to Neurobiology
  • Department of Neurobiology

2

  • NEUROBIO-595
  • Laboratory Research
  • Department of Neurobiology

1

  • Winter 2017
  • NEUROBIO-402
  • Advanced Neurobiology
  • Department of Neurobiology

2

  • NEUROBIO-595
  • Laboratory Research
  • Department of Neurobiology

1

  • Spring 2017
  • NEUROBIO-595
  • Laboratory Research
  • Department of Neurobiology

2

  • ELECTIVE
  • Possible Choices (if offered):


1

  • NUIN-421 (Turek)
  • Circadian Clocks: From Genes to Behavior
  • Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN)


NUIN-442

  • Issues in Movement and Rehabilitation Science
  • Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN)


NUIN-478

  • Neuropharmacology of Brain Disorders
  • Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN)


BIOL SCI-326

  • Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
  • Program in Biological Sciences


IBIS-406

  • Cell Biology
  • Interdepartmental Biological Sciences Program (IBiS)


IBIS-417* (Klein)

  • Proteinopathies: Alzheimer's Disease as a Case Study
  • Interdepartmental Biological Sciences Program (IBiS)


IGP-435

  • Receptors and Signaling Mechanisms
  • Integrated Graduate Program in the Life Sciences (IGP)


TOTAL CREDITS:

9

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How to Apply

Letters of recommendation
The Graduate School requires a minimum of two letters of recommendation. The Graduate School's and the Department’s admissions committees are interested in recommendation letters from those who are most able to assess your academic and research abilities in areas related to your field of study.

Official transcripts
While completing your online application, you will be required to submit one scanned copy of your transcript or academic record from each school you have attended.

Statement of purpose
All applicants are required to upload a Statement of Purpose while completing the online application. Your Statement of Purpose should describe your purpose and objective for undertaking graduate study, any special research interests or qualifications you possess, as well as, why you chose to apply to Northwestern University.

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