M.Sc. On Campus


Michigan State University

12 months
27792 USD/year
27792 USD/year
14144 USD/year
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The major objective of the M.S. program in Neuroscience at Michigan State University is to provide sufficient theoretical and practical training in neuroscience to allow students to obtain professional level positions in academic, industrial, or governmental institutions.


Several colleges and departments within Michigan State University cooperate in offering the interdepartmental Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degree program with a major in neuroscience, which is administered by the College of Natural Science. Students may elect to complete the requirements for a second major, in addition to the requirements for the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degree in neuroscience.

Students in Neuroscience program who are enrolled in the master’s or doctoral degree program with a major in Neuroscience may also elect an Interdepartmental Specialization in Cognitive Science.

The Michigan State University Neuroscience Program offers world-class research and unparalleled education paired with outstanding mentors and a highly collaborative environments. The program provides a wide range of research opportunities for our students that covers molecules to man.

Research Interests Include

  • Autonomic nervous system function
  • Neural development and plasticity
  • Neural imaging
  • Neural mechanisms of behavior
  • Neurodegenerative disease
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Sensory and motor systems
  • Synaptic transmission
  • Signal transduction
  • Intracellular metabolism
  • Evolution

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Neuroscience Techniques Laboratory
  • Systems Neuroscience
  • Physiology and Pharmacology of Excitable Cells
  • Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Molecular and Developmental Neurobiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

To be considered for admission to the Master of Science degree in Neuroscience an applicant should:

  • have taken a broad spectrum of basic science courses.
  • have a grade-point average of at least 3.0 in science and mathematics courses.
  • To be eligible for regular admission to the Master of Science degree in Neuroscience, an applicant must:

  • have completed an undergraduate degree in a biological or physical science or a related discipline.
  • have earned an overall grade-point average of 3.0.
  • have the results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test forwarded to the College of Natural Science.
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      27792 USD/year
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      Based on the tuition of 27792 USD per year during 12 months.
    • National

      27792 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 27792 USD per year during 12 months.
    • In-State

      14144 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 14144 USD per year during 12 months.

    Living costs for East Lansing

    1000 - 1500 USD /month
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