Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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Neuroscience (MSc)

Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Faculty:Department of Neuroscience
Field of Study:Neuroscience
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,657
National: $6,976


The brain: The final frontier. Often thought of as the most mysterious organ in the body, the brain holds the key to understanding behaviours as basic as breathing or as complex as thinking. Advances in neuroscience research are not only critical to understanding our behaviours but should play a role in finding cures for mental disorders and neurodegenerative disorders like depression or Parkinson’s disease. The MSc degree trains students how to do cutting-edge neuroscience research in a nurturing environment. It offers considerable research experience from bench top to knowledge dissemination. Students who enroll in the MSc program, and intend to continue into a PhD, may have the option of being fast-tracked into the PhD program.


Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
The minimum requirement for admission to the Master's program in Neuroscience is either a B.Sc. Honours in Neuroscience, Biology, or related field, or a B.A. Honours in Psychology. Applicants with other bachelor's honours degrees in related disciplines will also be considered provided the applicant can demonstrate a strong background that relates to neuroscience.

Applicants without a background in neuroscience may be required to complete NEUR 5000 as part of their M.Sc. program.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not automatically guarantee acceptance into the program.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 01, 2022