12 months
1431 USD/credit 42930 USD/year
1431 USD/credit 42930 USD/year
543 USD/credit 16290 USD/year
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This Psychology - Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience program from George Mason University focuses on studying biological substrates of behavior.

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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 the application of animal research to human behavior. Prospective students should review each faculty member's webpage for more information.

Learning Outcomes 

Our Core and affiliated faculty study areas as diverse as:Neural control of behavioral development; Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in humans and animals; animal models of learning and memory; role of metals in alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury; brain systems involved in human error, decision making, movement, and perception of space and time; The relation of neural activity to human performance; Social Neuroscience.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Mammalian Neurobiology
  • Neuronal Bases of Learning and Memory
  • Neuroimaging
  • Behavioral Chemistry
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Special Topics in Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH

30 - 32


On Campus

Academic requirements

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 submitted using the application portal from all universities attended.

  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English, if applicable, and submitted for evaluation to the Mason Office of Admissions.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    42930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 543 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.


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