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Course Requirements for PhD students who matriculated in or after 2019

Incoming students who are certain that they want to affiliate with the Neuroscience Program (“Fast track”) begin taking Neuroscience classes in the fall semester. Students who are interested in Neuroscience but want to keep their options open (“Traditional track”) take the GSBS core course, GS21 1017 Foundations of Biomedical Research in the fall semester,  before starting to take classes of the Neuroscience curriculum in the spring semester.

Course requirements for MD/PhD students

MD/PhD students that join the Neuroscience Program in the Fall of 2019 and thereafter will be required to take one of the two Neuroscience Program core courses (GS14 1214 Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience or GS14 1024 Systems Neuroscience) and two advanced electives, at least one of which should be within Neuroscience (see list above).

Course requirements for MS students

GSBS Neuroscience Graduate Program Academic Requirements (2019 and after)

 

Course Requirements for PhD students who matriculated prior to 2019

The "Fast Track" is intended for students who are certain that they want to affiliate with the Neuroscience Program -- their course requirements are:

The "Traditional Track" is intended for students who are interested in neuroscience but want to keep their options open so that they may affiliate with a different GSBS Program if they choose. These students take the GSBS core course, GS21 1017 Foundations of Biomedical Research, in addition to the courses listed above.  

Students who take the fast track will complete their course requirements in two semesters whereas those who follow the traditional track will complete their requirements in three semesters.  

Course Requirements for MD/PhD Students

MD/PhD students that join the Neuroscience Program in Fall 2018 and thereafter will be required to take three of the four Neuroscience Program core courses (Molecular Neurobiology, Cellular Neurophysiology, Systems Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroscience). In consultation with their Advisory Committee, they may replace one of the three core courses with a graduate course deemed more suitable to their research focus.

GSBS Neuroscience Graduate Program Academic Requirements