Neuroscience - MS

Knowledge of Concepts

Demonstrate depth and breadth of knowledge of neuroscience concepts and mechanisms beyond the undergraduate level.

Literature and Effective Communication

Critically read current literature in the discipline and make effective oral and written presentations.

Scientific Method

Successfully apply the scientific method by generating a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis through personal research that includes appropriate controls, and formulating defensable conclusions.

Independent Thinking

Work independently and think for oneself.

A sound understanding of current concepts in neuroscience is the purpose of this MS degree program. The thesis research project teaches the fundamentals of scientific inquiry and trains students in state-of-the-art research techniques. Submission of the thesis to a peer-reviewed journal is encouraged but not required.
 

Requirements for Degree

  • Credit hours (30): minimum 24 approved course work hours plus 6 thesis hours (Neuro 699R).
  • Required courses: Bio 503 (1 hour); Neuro 601 (3 hours), 649R (2 hours), 694R (2 hours), 696R (2 hours); Stat 511 or equivalent (3 hours).
  • A seminar must be presented each year (PDBio694R)
  • Thesis: standard university thesis format or journal publication format.
  • Examinations: (A) course work oral examination; (B) oral defense of thesis.

 

For a complete list of neuroscience faculty, please click here: http://graduatestudies.byu.edu/content/neuroscience-program

Fall Deadline:
May 1
Winter Deadline:
September 10
Spring Deadline:
February 1
Summer Deadline:
February 1
Deadline Notes:

Fall:

Feb 01 (priority)

May 01 (final deadline)

Those wishing priority consideration for Fall admission must submit by February 1.

Required Tests: GRE, MCAT, or DAT
Characteristics of Students from Past Academic Year
Total Students:
7
International:
1
Female:
1
LDS:
6
Minority:
2
BYU Undergraduate:
5
Five Year Average of Admitted Students
Applied Per Year:
7.0
Admitted Per Year:
4.0
Percent Admitted:
57.14%
Average GPA:
3.64
Admitted Student Average Test Scores: Past Five Years
Old GRE Verbal Score:
546.67
Old GRE Quantitative Score:
690.00
GRE Verbal Percentile:
68.38
GRE Quantitative Percentile:
67.13
GRE Writing Score:
3.88
GRE Writing Percentile:
49.75
*New GRE Verbal Score:
152.50
*New GRE Quantitative Score:
155.00
Five Year Average of Graduated Students
Average Years to Degree:
2.32
Graduated Per Year:
2.0
*New GRE Revised General Test with a two year average of scores. When applicable.

Contact Information

Phone: (801) 422-2006
Fax: (801) 422-0700
Address: 4005 LSB
Email: pdbio@byu.edu
Website: http://pdbio.byu.edu

Disclaimer

The university makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the contents of this catalog, but reserves the right to make changes at any time without prior notice.
 
Since change is a part of university life, curriculum and program changes will likely occur during the time the current Graduate Catalog is in circulation.

Honor Code

The university expects that all students, regardless of religion, will maintain the behavioral standards of the school, including the Honor Code. These include high standards of honesty, integrity, chastity, morality, and dress and grooming, in addition to abstinence from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee, and substance abuse. The Honor Code Statement is found here.