M.Sc. On Campus

Neurosciences and Cognitive Science

12 months
1706 USD/credit 52886 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 52886 USD/year
768 USD/credit 23808 USD/year
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The Neurosciences and Cognitive Science program from University of Maryland offers a wide range of research and training opportunities for students who are interested in pursuing doctoral-level research in a variety of areas within neuroscience and cognitive science. 


Faculty research interests center around seven main areas: Cellular & Molecular, Sensory & Motor Systems, Computational Modeling & Theory, Language & Speech, Cognition & Emotion, Development & Aging, and Disorders & Treatment. Research approaches include both the theoretical and experimental, with several laboratories doing both. 

Key facts

  • Research and training activities of the Neurosciences and Cognitive Science program from University of Maryland take place within the laboratories of faculty in 23 participating departments and units: Aerospace Engineering, Animal and Avian Sciences, Behavioral and Community Health, Bioengineering, Biology, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, English, Entomology, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Human Development, Kinesiology, Linguistics, Nutrition and Food Science, Philosophy, Psychology, and Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership, as well as the Center for Advanced Study of Language, the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, the Institute for Systems Research, the Maryland Neuroimaging Center, and the Second Language Acquisition program. 
  • The NACS program requires the completion of two required core courses and three out of five core courses, including introduction to neurosciences, cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, cellular and molecular neuroscience, and cognitive science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Science 
  • Neurosciences
  • Computational Neuroscience 
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • CV/Resume

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52886 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    52886 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    23808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for College Park

1676 - 2838 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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