Integrative Neuroscience


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


Application Deadlines

Fall 2021

May 15, 2021

Application Requirements

Please be sure to review the Graduate School Admissions How to Apply page. Please also read the complete admissions information found on the the Biomedical Graduate Education pages at

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 
  • Transcripts – Applicants are required to upload to the application system copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Visit our How to Apply (new window) page for additional details and FAQs. This program requires 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 or MCAT (recommended but not required; see below)


Results of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are recommended but are not required. Georgetown University’s GRE score reporting code is 5244. Information on registering to take the GRE can be found at:


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 80 (iBT test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The Georgetown University Biomedical Graduate Education TOEFL score reporting code is 5244. TOEFL information:

IELTS: A minimum score of 7.0 from the International English Language Testing System. IELTS Information: