How to Apply

The application for the 2024-2025 academic year will be open Jan. 1, 2024. The deadline to apply to the program is July 1.

To apply for the Masters in Applied Neuroscience Program, you will need to submit the following materials: 

  1. For those interested in the research track, you will need evidence of your lab research experience, both within and outside of your classroom experiences. Note that while both experiences are valued, lab rather than classroom-based research is considered more significant by the Graduate Studies Committee.  For example, describe the type of lab in which you worked (clinical or basic) and what type of projects were carried out in the lab. Be specific about your role in the lab and what experiments you personally carried out. Explain the data you gathered and how it fit in the overall goals of the lab. Describe your work with animals, cells, biochemistry and any important technical skills you learned. Clearly explain your career goals and what you hope to get out of this program. If you engaged only in classroom-based research use the above guidelines to describe the quality of the experience, and the technical and critical thinking skills you obtained. 
  2. For those interested in the education track, you will need evidence that you have had some teaching experience (e.g., TA in a course). Describe your specific level of involvement such as leading class discussion, preparing assignments, grading responsibilities, or delivering lectures.  Clearly explain your career goals and what you hope to get out of this program.
  3. A personal statement that describes why you are applying to the program, your previous research/teaching experience and your future goals.
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation. One of your letters of recommendation should come from an individual who can attest to your lab/teaching skills.
  5. Official Transcript(s) from all institutions attended
  6. Updated Resume
  7. GRE Optional
Applicants should have a strong background in neuroscience including cellular and molecular biology. The program will consider international applicants who are currently in the United States and are studying on a student visa at a U.S. university. Students currently not at a U.S. university are not encouraged to apply.