Neurosciences, M.Sc. | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
36 months
23951 USD/year
23951 USD/year
9989 USD/year
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The Neurosciences Master's program at University of Kansas is a bi-campus graduate program that incorporates neuroscience faculty at the KU main campus in Lawrence and the KU Medical Center (KUMC). 


Neurosciences graduate students at University of Kansas that matriculate at KUMC participate in the integrated IGPBS graduate program their first year and have the option of taking selected courses on the main campus after their first year. 

Learning outcomes

Students on the Lawrence campus take neuroscience courses on the Lawrence campus, but also participate in courses offered on the KUMC campus. Students and faculty from both campuses participate regularly via the Neuroscience Seminar series, which is conducted by video conference.

The Neurosciences MS degree signifies that the holder is prepared for entry into research and/or teaching in postgraduate training and faculty positions. It follows that graduates must have the knowledge and skills to function in a broad variety of academic situations in the classroom and laboratory. Therefore, all students admitted for graduate study must meet the following abilities and expectations:

  • Observation: The candidate must be able to observe demonstrations and experiences in neurosciences, including but not limited to biology demonstrations in animals, cultures, and microscopic studies of tissues in normal and pathologic states. A candidate must be able to observe and analyze experimental detail. Observation necessitates the functional use of the sense of vision and somatic sensation.
  • Communication: A candidate should be able to communicate, to understand, and to observe lectures and laboratory instruction. A candidate must be able to communicate effectively in order to present and analyze research data. Communication includes not only speech, but also reading and writing. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in oral and written form with students, staff, and faculty.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Proteins and Metabolism
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Cellular Structure
  • Cell Communication
  • Biographics
  • Research Rotations
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


50 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution documented by submission of official transcript indicating the degree has been conferred before entering the program. 
  • A cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the bachelor’s degree.
  • A background check is required during the admission process; it may affect the student's eligibility to enter the program.
  • An official copy of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score sent from Educational Testing Service (ETS) to University of Kansas Medical Center - ETS institutional code 6895.
  • Three letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23951 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    23951 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    9989 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9989 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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