Neuroscience, M.Sc. | Carleton University | Ottawa, Canada
24 months
18463 CAD/year
6657 CAD/year
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The Neuroscience MSc program from Carleton University trains students how to do cutting-edge neuroscience research in a nurturing environment.


The brain: The final frontier. Often thought of as the most mysterious organ in the body, the brain holds the key to understanding behaviours as basic as breathing or as complex as thinking. 

The Neuroscience MSc program from Carleton University offers considerable research experience from bench top to knowledge dissemination.

Advances in neuroscience research are not only critical to understanding our behaviours but should play a role in finding cures for mental disorders and neurodegenerative disorders like depression or Parkinson’s disease.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from both of our programs can pursue career opportunities in academia, health, business/industry, education or government. PhD alumni interested in academia can potentially pursue careers as research scientists/postdoctoral fellows or biologists in universities, Health Canada or the National Research Council Canada

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Neuroscience
  • Statistics for Neuroscience 
  • Special Topics in Neuroscience
  • Knowledge Mobilization
  • Advanced Seminar in Neuroscience
  • Comprehensive Examination

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in neuroscience, psychology, biology or a related field with a completed bachelor’s thesis or equivalent, a minimum B+ average and research experience.

Tuition Fee

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    18463 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18463 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6657 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6657 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
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