M.Sc. On Campus


University of Wisconsin Madison

24 months
25548 USD/year
25548 USD/year
12220 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Neuroscience Training Program (NTP) was established in 1971. Currently, it comprises more than 80 faculty members whose research interests range from molecular neurobiology to integrative systems. This master degree is offered by the University of Wisconsin Madison. 


The program in Neuroscience offered by the University of Wisconsin Madison is designed to prepare students for careers in research and teaching. On average the number of students in the program is approximately 55. The program is best suited for students who are independent and wish to take a direct role in determining their graduate education. Training leads to the Ph.D. degree in neuroscience or the M.D./Ph.D. degree in cooperation with the School of Medicine and Public Health.

The doctoral program of each graduate student in the training program is tailored to meet individual needs. Each student's program is supervised by an advisory committee of five faculty members selected by the student in consultation with the major professor. During the first year students complete three laboratory rotations and take one-semester courses in molecular/cellular neuroscience and systems neuroscience. Students also take one upper-level course in molecular/cellular and systems neuroscience. Additional advanced courses may be taken to complement individual research interests.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop the knowledge base necessary for a career as an independent, professional scientist.
  • Receive training in responsible conduct of research, and will learn and foster principles of ethical and professional conduct.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Neuroscience Seminar: Current Topics in Neurobiology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Systems Neuroscience
  • Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Memory
  • Neuronal Mechanisms for Sensation and Memory in Cerebral Cortex
  • Stem Cells and the Central Nervous System

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • We encourage students from a broad range of academic backgrounds to apply, including but not limited to those with focus in life sciences, physical sciences, computer science, or engineering.
  • We highly recommend that applicants take college-level courses in mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology.
  • A competitive applicant usually will have prior research experience and should describe their research experience in the Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement.
  • Electronic Application
  • Reasons for Graduate Study
  • Transcripts
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • English Proficiency
  • Resume or CV
  • Application Fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25548 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25548 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12220 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12220 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Madison

1015 - 1752 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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