Coursework-Master of Science- Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science- Collaborative
Preparatory Course Work
Students will acquire knowledge and skills necessary to carry out Neuroscience and Cognitive Science research in academic and/or applied settings. At the Masters level, this will involve a course in Research Design and Statistics, a course in Research Ethics (Animal research ethics or Human research ethics), at least one elective in their specific field of research and the Research Seminar in Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science.
Research Seminar in Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science A (first year MSc)
Research Seminar in Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science B (all other graduate students)
The Research Seminar in Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science is required for all students each year of the MSc and PhD programs. This forum provides students with the opportunity to present their research findings and learn about the research of other scientists in these fields. Students have the opportunity to get to know each other and meet faculty and students from other departments. The ability to learn from and communicate with researchers in other fields is a valuable skill that will enable students to thrive in the diverse and rapidly changing areas of Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science.
For the MSc. program the following are required: (For descriptions of the courses please see the Graduate Program Calendar)
Students are also given the option of choosing a graduate elective from outside this list with the permission of their advisor.
If students take more than one year to complete their Masters degree, then for each Fall and Winter semester until they gradute, they must register in PSYC*6760 [0.0] Research Seminar in Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science B.
All students must also complete a MSc thesis.
Sequence of Courses
Required Courses for all students:
- Research Design and Statistics (PSYC*6060)
- Ethical Issues in Psychology (PSYC*6880) or Animal Care Short Course (UNIV 6600)
- Practicum I (PSYC*6471)
- Research Seminar in Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science A (PSYC*6740) Year 1
- Research Seminar in Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science B (PSYC*6760) Year 2
Students in the MSc collaborative specialization must complete NEUR*6000 as well as registering for NEUR*6100 each term that they are in the program.
In NEUR*6100, students and faculty will meet once a month to discuss issues/ hear talks/ present research in neuroscience.
Electives for students in Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science.
One from following list:
- PSYC*6750 [0.50] Applications of Cognitive Science
- PSYC*6780 [0.50] Foundations of Cognitive Science
- PSYC*6790 [0.50] Memory and Cognition
- PSYC*6800 [0.50] Neurobiology of Learning
- PSYC*6810 [0.50] Neuropsychology
- NEUR*6000 [0.50] Principles of Neuroscience
Please note that MA/MSc students currently enrolled in the department, who wish to continue to the PhD, must also apply by the application deadline associated with their field of study. The process is the same as for Masters' applications except for GREs and TOEFL (if applicable), which were submitted with their Masters' application.