University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Neuroscience M.S.

Master of Science - Neuroscience

Degree Specific Credits: 30

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0


Program curriculum is flexible and coursework and a research thesis are intended to be completed in two years.

The University of Montana Neuroscience Program also offers a combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Neuroscience with an emphasis on Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience. This five-year (“4 + 1”) accelerated program is specifically designed for students who have demonstrated academic excellence and are deeply interested in pursuing intensive research training in preparation for graduate/professional schools, or who wish to enter the biomedical/biotech sector with advanced standing. The first 3 years of study are aligned with the existing Cellular & Molecular track of the B.S. in Neuroscience. Some students in the Cognitive & Behavioral track may also be eligible, depending upon their course selections. In the 4th year, students will take graduate neuroscience courses and complete their B.S. degree. This will allow students to enter the Neuroscience Graduate Program with advanced standing and, pending completion and defense of an M.S. thesis project, earn an M.S. in 5 years.

See the Neuroscience website for details on the curriculum and regulations in the Neuroscience Graduate Program.