12 months
30216 USD/year
30216 USD/year
9552 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The stand-alone Neuroscience MSc degree from Georgia State University is offered to students who are seeking graduate training without necessarily planning to pursue a doctoral degree. 


Students receive training via academic coursework, research, teaching and outreach activities. The Neuroscience MSc degree from Georgia State University emphasizes the research aspect of graduate training and so all MS students must either complete a capstone project or successfully conduct and defend an approved thesis. The thesis option is only recommended for students that are interested in eventually pursuing a doctoral degree.

Program Highlights

  • First-rate city for neuroscience

Atlanta has a thriving neuroscience community and a very active Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. In addition to the extensive amount of neuroscience research occurring at Georgia State University, there are opportunities for collaboration with researchers at Emory University, Georgia Tech, Morehouse School of Medicine, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Training provided in state-of-the-art research centers and facilities

In addition to laboratories within the Petit Science Center and Natural Science Center, there are numerous centers associated with the Neuroscience Institute.  For a list of research resources, see neuroscience.gsu.edu/research.

  • Exceptional number of science education and outreach programs

Students have the opportunity to participate in rewarding programs aimed at increasing scientific literacy and brain awareness in the community, including K-12 students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Neuroscience 
  • Systems Neuroscience
  • Behavioral Neuroscience 
  • Principles of Cognitive Neuroscience 
  • Statistics for Neuroscience
  • Research Design and Analysis in Neuroscience
  • Computational Neuroscience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • In addition to completing the Online Graduate application, successful applicants have an undergraduate or master’s degree in a discipline related to the neurosciences, a strong record of coursework (GPA 3.00 or greater), and preferably have relevant research experience. 
  • As indicated in the online graduate application, the following are also required: transcripts of all past academic performances, a statement of purpose, three letters of recommendation and, for non-native speakers of English, official scores on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15108 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    30216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15108 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4776 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Atlanta

1213 - 2208 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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