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Psychology - Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

George Mason University

12 months
1412 USD/credit
1412 USD/credit
524 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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This Psychology - Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience concentration from George Mason University focuses on studying biological substrates of behavior


Core and affiliated faculty study areas as diverse as neural control of behavioral development; brain systems in substance abuse; animal models of learning and memory and their disorders (such as Alzheimer's); human brain systems involved in cognition, perception, human error, decision making, and movement; the relation of neural activity to human performance; and cognitive aging. 

A focus of the Psychology - Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience program from George Mason University is on translational neuroscience-complementary study of neural systems in humans and animals, including application of animal research to human behavior. Prospective students should review each faculty member's webpage for more information.

Highly qualified Mason psychology majors 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 two graduate classes during their last 30 credits of their undergraduate degrees. Interested undergraduates should contact the department.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Mammalian Neurobiology
  • Neuronal Bases of Learning and Memory
  • Neuroimaging
  • Behavioral Chemistry
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Quantitative Methods: Analysis of Variance
  • Quantitative Methods: Psychological Applications of Regression Techniques
  • Quantitative Methods: Multivariate Techniques in Psychology
  • Special Topics in Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits

30 - 32


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application for graduate study and application fee
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center.
  • Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree 
  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English
  • Verification of English language proficiency.
  • Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MAT or other official test scores
  • Other supplemental materials specified by your academic program such as essays, departmental forms, portfolios, or interviews

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1412 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1412 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    1412 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1412 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    524 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 524 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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