The Department of Neuroscience offers a rigorous program leading to the MS degree in Integrative Neuroscience. The MS program is designed for completion in two full-time consecutive semesters.  The curriculum includes an extensive integrated overview of neuroscience, statistics, experimental design, and technical approaches.  The integrative neuroscience degree can be complimented by the addition of one of two concentrations; integrative neuroscience with a concentration in science policy or integrative neuroscience with a concentration in laboratory research. Thirty credits are required for the Masters degree with 11 of those credits coming from electives or a combination of research and electives.

Degrees Offered

M.S.

Application Deadlines

Fall 2017

May 15, 2017

Application Requirements

Please be sure to review the Graduate School Admissions Application Procedures page and the Admissions Requirements ChecklistPlease also read the complete admissions information found on the the Biomedical Graduate Education pages at http://biomedicalprograms.georgetown.edu/admissions.

Application Materials required:

  • Application Form
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Statement of Purpose (Include your reasons for choosing neuroscience as a career and your past research experience, if any)
  • Resume/CV 
  • Official Transcripts (We require international school transcripts to be evaluated for equivalency with U.S. Standards. The preferred place for this evaluation is the World Education Services (WES).)
  • Official Recommendations (2)
  • Official Score Report for the TOEFL/IELTS (see below)
  • GRE (recommended but not required; see below)
  • Supplemental Application Form

Official hard copy transcripts should be mailed to the following address:

Georgetown Biomedical Graduate Education
Attn: Credentials - (MS Integrative Neuroscience)
Box 571411-M
SE108 Medical-Dental Building
3900 Reservoir Road, N.W.
Washington, DC  20057-1411

GRE - GRADUATE RECORD EXAM

Results of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are recommended but are not required. Test scores must be received by the application deadline date. Applicants should allow six to eight weeks from the test date for the reporting of scores to the institution. Applications will not be considered without GRE scores.  Georgetown University's GRE score reporting code is 5244. Information on registering to take the GRE can be found at:   http://www.gre.org/ttindex.html

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY:  TOEFL / IELTS

All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of proficiency in the English language sufficient to meet the admission requirement of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Proficiency can be demonstrated by the receipt of a bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or from a university where English is the primary language of instruction (please note that applicants receiving degrees at universities in U.S. territories, such as Puerto Rico, are required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS unless the primary language of instruction at the institution is English). 

All other applicants must achieve at least a minimum score on either the TOEFL or IELTS test. Test scores must be received by the application deadline date. Applicants should allow six to eight weeks from the test date for the reporting of scores to the institution. Applications will not be considered without TOEFL/IELTS scores.

TOEFL: A minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (iBT test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The Georgetown University Biomedical Graduate Education TOEFL score reporting code is B191. TOEFL information: http://www.ets.org/toefl/  

IELTS: A minimum score of 7.0 from the International English Language Testing System. IELTS Information: http://www.ielts.org