The Program does not have an elective Master’s degree program and does not award the Master’s degree under normal circumstances but may do so for students who have decided not to complete the requirements for the Ph.D. degree. Students wishing to be considered for a terminal Master’s degree must:
- satisfactorily complete one year of coursework that covers molecular, cellular and integrative neurobiology
- complete 30 credits, 15 of which must be completed in courses numbered 700 or higher or in NTP courses 610, 611, 629, 630, 635, 670, 675, or in courses outside of the NTP that have been identified as graduate level
- participate for at least two semesters in the Neuroscience Seminar
- Submit a manuscript suitable for publication or the equivalent of part two of the preliminary exam to their Advisory Committee for approval. Approval should occur once the student has presented either option at their Advisory Committee meeting.