Graduate Degrees

PhD in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

The program’s core facilities have well-equipped behavioral testing and histological/histochemical facilities. It has strong links to the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study and the Center for Biomedical Genomics and Informatics, which allows opportunities for collaborative work as diverse as tissue slice preparations and molecular genetics.

The doctoral program prepares students for research-based careers in academics, government, or industry.

MA in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

The focus of the program is on translational neuroscience-complementary study of neural systems in humans and animals, including the application of animal research to human behavior. The nature of this master's degree allows students the ability to work collaboratively with researchers who have similar research interests as them.

This is a researched focused program and prepares students for careers in government or industry. 

Accelerated MA in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

Those students who are currently enrolled in our undergraduate program who are majoring in psychology or neuroscience may apply to an accelerated master's degree in psychology with a concentration in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience.

This program makes it possible for students to complete up two four graduate classes during their last 30 credits of their undergraduate degrees. It is ideal for those students who have a clear idea of what they want to research, and have already started to work on projects.