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We aim to foster an exciting and challenging experience throughout the lifespan of our program and, in addition, we offer three research concentrations: cell biology, molecular biology and neuroscience. Our master's students attend courses alongside their doctoral classmates, preparing them for a smooth transition into the doctoral program.

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Foundation Courses

  • Graduate Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology of the Cell

Skill Courses

  • Experimental Design
  • Scientific Writing
  • Critical Readings
  • Quantitative Methods

Focus Courses (must earn 2)

  • Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Neuroanatomy or Cell Culture & Stem Cells (Fall 2nd year)
  • Neurophysiology, Biomolecular Interactions, Graduate Genetics or Neuropharmacology & Behavior (Spring 2nd year)

Additional Required Courses

  • Responsible Conduct in Research training
  • Laboratory Rotations
  • Thesis Research/M.S.