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Behavioral Neuroscience, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The program is designed to enhance students’ chances of being admitted into highly-competitive doctoral training programs in Behavioral Neuroscience and other Neuroscience-related fields, and to increase chances of employment within the private sector as Research Assistants/Associates trained in Neuroscience and Neuroscience-related fields. Students matriculated into this program also contribute to Neuroscience-related research within the Psychology department and help facilitate interactions between the diverse Neuroscience laboratories from various Departments (e.g., Psychology, Biology, Computer Science, Anthropology, and Chemistry/Biochemistry) across the campus.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Cognition 3 
  • Psychopathology 3 
  • Psychometric Methods 3

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Credits
      37 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

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    Academic Requirements

    • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    General Requirements

    • A minimum grade average index of B (3.0) in undergraduate courses. 
    • A minimum grade average index of B (3.0) or the equivalent in the undergraduate field of concentration or, with permission of the department, in related fields. 
    • Two letters of recommendation.  
    • In some cases a personal interview with the Graduate Advisor or with some other members of the department may be required. 
    • Submit the results of the aptitude test Graduate Record Examination. Students are advised to take the Graduate Record Examination no later than February for August admission. No final consideration may be given to any application unless the Admissions Office receives the results of the examination by the date applications are due. 

    Tuition Fee

    • National

      10450 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 5225 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    Non Residents : 805 $ per credit 

    Living costs for New York City

    • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
      Living Costs

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