Tulane University offers a master of science degree in Neuroscience for students with baccalaureate degrees from other institutions. Students in the M.S. program take courses relevant to their interests in Neuroscience and related fields. The mission of the M.S. program is to prepare students for admission to doctoral programs in the neurosciences, careers in neuroscience-related fields, and for admission to medical schools. Thus, students who already have received their medical training are discouraged from applying, as they are overqualified for this program. Completion of the M.S. program does not guarantee acceptance to Tulane's Ph.D. programs or medical school.
Dr. Beth Wee, PhD Program Director
Peter J. Bowling
Academic Services Coordinator / Instructor
Neuroscience Office: 2013 Stern Hall
Sherrie Calogero, Senior Program Coordinator
Neuroscience Office: 2013 Stern Hall
Acceptance into the program is competitive and based on the decision of a Steering Committee comprised of faculty members of the Tulane Brain Institute. Candidates should have a strong background in and demonstrated knowledge of college level biology, chemistry, math, genetics, and physics and exhibit the potential for graduate study. To be competitive for acceptance the applicant should have a minimum combined GRE score of 302 (or a 25 on the MCAT) and we recommend an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.2.
The deadline for receipt of the COMPLETED APPLICATION, INCLUDING ALL SUPPORTING MATERIALS is June 1 to start in the fall semester, and October 15 to start in the spring semester. Completed applications received prior to the deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis as early as March 1 for students applying to start in the fall and October 15 for students applying to start in the spring.
Required materials to be included in your application:
Non-native English speakers must demonstrate an adequate command of the English language. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores or other evidence of English Proficiency are required. A minimum TOEFL scoreof 600 points on the written exam, 250 on the computerized exam, or 90 on the internet-based exam is required. For more information about the TOEFL, visit the TOEFL website or contact ETS. When requesting ETS to send your score to the Neuroscience Graduate Program, please use our university cofde (6173) and departmental code (99).
Contact Sherrie Calogero in the Neuroscience Program regarding specific admission procedures.
The cost of the Masters Program for Non-Tulane Undergraduates for the 2016-2017 Academic Year is $22,160.50 for tuition and approximately $1,980 for fees. In addition, all students are required to have health insurance while enrolled at Tulane. Students may elect to enroll in the Tulane sponsored health insurance plan which is $2,600 this year. You can expect to pay anywhere from $500-1,000 per month for rent.
Tuition and fees for all university schools are determined per fiscal year by university administration. The most recent tuition and fees table can be found on the Accounts Receivable website.
There is no internal funding available for the MS program. Students should contact Tulane Financial Aid for FASFA and/or private loan information.
Consistent with the training model for our doctoral students, each M.S. student follows an individualized program of study that is based on their own career goals. The degree requires 30 credits at the graduate level. Courses should be chosen in consultation with Peter Bowling. For further information and advising, view a list of faculty members and courses which students may take. Please note that MS students are required to take Methods in Neuroscience, Trends/Seminar, and either Cellular Neuroscience or Graduate Neuroscience.
Students may enter the program during either the fall or spring semester of any academic year. Students must complete their degree requirements within two academic semesters. Additional semesters may incur additional tuition and student fees, per credit.
Tulane offers an undergraduate major in Neuroscience (B.S.) within the School of Science and Engineering that is the fastest growing major on campus. The 4+1 Program in Neuroscience provides Tulane graduates with training for one additional year beyond the baccalaureate degree. The Neuroscience Graduate Program (Ph.D.) is an interdepartmental graduate program at Tulane. The mission of the program is to provide Ph.D. students with a broad education in the theoretical and practical aspects of Neuroscience research and teaching.
|Course List for the M.S. Degree in Neuroscience at Tulane University|
|Course Code||Semester||Credits||Course Name||Instructor|
||Spring||3||Physical Dimensions of Aging
|NSCI 6150/6155||Fall||3,1||Methods in Neuroscience / Lab
|NSCI 6030||Fall, Spring||1||Neuroscience Seminar||Bowling|
|NSCI 6040||Fall, Spring||1||Trends in Neuroscience||Bowling|
|NSCI 6110||Fall||3||Brain and Language||Howard|
|NSCI 6310 / 6360
||Fall||3||Cellular Neuroscience / Topics in Cellular Neuroscience
|NSCI 6320||Spring||3||Systems Neuroscience||Schrader|
|NSCI 6333||Fall||3||Neurobiology of Learning and Memory||Daniel|
|NSCI 6340||Spring||3||Neurobiology of Disease||Cronin|
|NSCI 6350||Spring||3||Developmental Neurobiology||Clark|
|NSCI 6370||Fall||3||Molecular Neurobiology||Huang|
||Fall||3||Synaptic Organization of the Brain
|NSCI 6060||Spring||3||Behavioral Endocrinology||Dohanich/Wee|
|NSCI 6900||Fall, Spring||3||Internship||Bowling|
|NSCI 7100||Fall, Spring||0-4||Special Topics in Neuroscience||Staff|
|NSCI 7110||Fall||3||Graduate Neuroscience||Tasker|
|NSCI 7981||Fall, Spring||1-3||Research in Neuroscience||Staff|
|SCEN 6030/6035||Fall||3, 1||Anatomy and Physiology I /Lab||Dancisak|
|SCEN 6040/6045||Spring||3, 1||Anatomy and Physiology II /Lab||Dancisak|
|CELL 6010||Fall||3||Cellular Biochemistry||Abboud|
|CELL 6080||Spring||3||Advanced Developmental and Cell Biology II
|CELL 6110/6111||Fall, Spring
||Cells and Tissues/Lab||Boudaba|
|CELL 6130||Fall||4||Embryology - Lecture and Lab||Manjong|
|CELL 6160||Fall||3||Developmental Biology||Chen|
|CELL 6210||Fall||3||Cellular Physiology||Cronin|
||Fall, Spring||3||Cell Biology||Dotson|
|CELL 6030||Fall, Spring||3||Molecular Biology||Staff|
|PSYC 6090||Fall||3||Univariate Statistics I||Corey|
|PSYC 6110 (S)||Spring||3||Psychological Applications of Univariate Statistics II||Corey|
|PSYC 6130||Fall||3||Psychological Applications of Multivariate Statistics||Corey|
|EBIO 6080||Spring||3||Biostatistics and Experimental Design||Van Bael
Additional relevant electives are offered by other departments and programs. However, only courses at the 600 and 700 levels receive graduate course credit. Students should look at the registrar's course list to know what is offered each semester.
|NSCI 6310/6360 (3) or NSCI 7110 - required
||NSCI 6320 (3) - optional
|NSCI 6150 (3) - required
|NSCI 6030 & 6040 (2) - required but can be done in Spring semester
|Elective (2-3)||Elective (2-3)|
|Elective (2-3)||Elective (2-3)|
View a list of all graduate courses available to graduate students in neuroscience.
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