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Biomedical Sciences - Neurosciences - M.S. and Ph.D. PDFDownload to print

College of Arts and Sciences

School of Biomedical Sciences

Tel: 330-672-2263


Biomedical Sciences-Neurosciences is an inter-institutional program offering Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degrees. Students complete a common set of core courses that cover fundamental principles in neuroscience from the cellular/molecular to the systems level. Students also complete elective courses tailored to their chosen subdiscipline. Research projects are completed under the guidance of a neuroscience faculty member at Kent State University, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), or the Cleveland Clinic. Areas of research focus in the neurosciences include behavioral neuroscience, sensory neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Admission Requirements

The M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in neuroscience require a minimum 3.0 undergraduate/graduate GPA, scores from the GRE general test, three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement indicating the applicant's interests in neuroscience and career goals. A master's degree is not required for admission to the Ph.D. program. Before beginning the program, applicants are required to have completed a bachelor's degree with preparation adequate to take coursework in neuroscience, including sufficient undergraduate coursework in chemistry, math, biology, psychology and/or neuroscience. Applicants for the Ph.D. degree are preferred over the M.S. degree, given applications of roughly equivalent merit.

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Publish their research in peer-reviewed journals.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate students. 
  3. Seek employment after graduation in fields that reflect their area of training.