M.Sc. On Campus


University of Illinois at Chicago

12 months
24738 USD/year
24738 USD/year
11870 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Graduate Program in Neuroscience offered at University of Illinois at Chicago is primarily geared toward the pursuance of a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Neuroscience. 


A Master in Neuroscience at University of Illinois at Chicago is also attainable by physician residents in Psychiatry (see note on MS page). As a multidisciplinary program, students have numerous research opportunities in several departments across the campus. Fields of study cluster around three areas of concentration: neural signal transduction and molecular biology; systems and integrative neuroscience; and human/therapeutic neuroscience, cognition, and neural imaging.

NOTE: The Master of Science in Neuroscience is for those currently holding an MD degree and completing a Psychiatry residency program at UIC. These master’s candidates will be supported from an NIMH Training Grant that is already in place at UIC that represents a specific initiative by the NIH to support the training of physician/scientists. No other candidates for the Master of Science degree will be considered.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Neuroanatomy
  • Cell Biology
  • Research Methods
  • Foundations of Neuroscience 
  • Experimental Foundations of Psychopharmacology
  • Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree Requirements Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from a nationally accredited program.
  • Grade Point Average Successful completion of a Doctor of Medicine program from a nationally accredited program and admission to the Psychiatry Residency Program.
    • Minimum English Competency Test Score
    • Letters of Recommendation Three required, preferably from instructors and advisors who are familiar with the applicant’s recent work.
    • Personal Statement A one-to three-page statement of the applicant’s professional goals, including the justification for pursuing a career in neurosciences, is required.

    Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      24738 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12369 USD per semester during 12 months.
    • National

      24738 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12369 USD per semester during 12 months.
    • In-State

      11870 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 5935 USD per semester during 12 months.

    Living costs for Chicago

    1297 - 2491 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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