M.Sc. On Campus

Biological Sciences - Physiology and Neuroscience

24 months
17436 USD/year
17436 USD/year
9444 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S. Biological Sciences - Physiology and Neuroscience program at Ohio University is intended for students who desire training for technical positions in academia or industry. 


The M.S. Biological Sciences - Physiology and Neuroscience program at Ohio University is designed to give students:

  • A broad knowledge of the fundamentals of neuroscience
  • The ability to present their research in formal settings
  • Research experience in the student's chosen specialty

Key facts:

  • Broad knowledge of neuroscience is provided by the Neuroscience Core and elective graduate courses provide specialized education appropriate to the student's research.
  • Presentation skills are provided by Seminars in Neuroscience, in which students and faculty present their research or lead discussions of recent journal articles.
  • Research experience is provided by the design and implementation of a master's thesis. The course of study depends on the student's research area and academic history, and is determined by negotiation among the student, the student's adviser, and the advisory committee. However, all master's students must provide evidence of mastery of the material contained in the Neuroscience Core and in Biostatistics either by acceptable performance in these courses here or by having passed equivalent courses elsewhere.
  • All Biological Sciences (Concentration in Physiology and Neuroscience) master's students at Ohio University take Seminars in Neuroscience every semester. At the end of their first year, students provide an acceptable research proposal to their adviser and advisory committee.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Human Neuroscience
  • Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience
  • Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Methods in Computational Neuroscience
  • Molecular Biology 
  • Advanced Cell Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree, with undergraduate courses in calculus, organic chemistry, physics, and courses in biology equivalent to those required by Ohio University's undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) required with score of 50 percent or better in all three portions of the GRE.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of purpose. Provide a statement of why the student wants to pursue a graduate degree, an indication of the section the student wishes to join, a list of three program faculty the student is interested in as advisers, and at least one program faculty who is interested in serving as the student's interim adviser.
  • Transcripts
  • Resume
  • English Proficiency. International students whose native language is not English also must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS academic). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8718 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    17436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8718 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4722 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Athens

1079 - 1780 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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