Neuroscience
MS
Application Deadlines
Fall:May 1
Winter:September 10
Spring:February 1
Summer:February 1
Contact Information: 
192S ESC
801-422-1218
neuroscience@byu.edu
Program Requirements: 

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.
Admission Requirements: 

Required Tests

GRE, MCAT, or DAT

Additional Requirements

Resume required

Document summarizing interest level, likely fit, and desire to conduct graduate research with at least 5 specific faculty members in the program.

Program Outcomes: 


Knowledge of Concepts

Students will describe the current state of the discipline in their area of specialization as well as foundational theories, concepts and practices of the field. Students will add new knowledge to their field through designing and conducting experimental procedures, analyzing the collected data, and determining how the new knowledge fits in with current understanding.

Literature and Effective Communication

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

Scientific Method

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

Independent Thinking

Work independently and think for oneself.

Program Stats

Characteristics of Students from Past Academic Year
Total Students 7
International 0
Female 3
LDS 7
Minority 0
BYU Undergraduate 7
Three Year Average Test Scores of Admitted Student
GRE Composite Score 321.8
GRE Quantitative Score 159.4
GRE Quantitative Percentile 73.8
GRE Verbal Score 162.3
GRE Verbal Percentile 88.7
GRE Analytical Score 4.2
GRE Analytical Percentile 65.7
Five Year Average of Graduated Students
Average Years to Degree 1.7
Graduated Per Year 2.7
Five Year Average of Admitted Students
Applied Per Year 8.4
Admitted Per Year 4.0
Percent Admitted 47.62
Average GPA 3.57