About This Program
The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences-Neurosciences offers a comprehensive curriculum that combines classroom instruction with research opportunities, preparing you for a rewarding career in neuroscience research or academia. With state-of-the-art facilities, experienced faculty, and a commitment to excellence, Kent State's program is the perfect launchpad for your career in this exciting field. Read more...
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- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000-point scale
- Curriculum vitae/résumé is required starting with the fall 2024 admission term
- Strong academic background sufficient to take graduate level coursework in the curriculum (recommended courses in cell biology, genetics and biopsychology or neuroscience)
- Official transcript(s)
- Three letters of recommendation
- Goal statement indicating the applicant's interests in neuroscience, research experience and career aspirations
- English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 600 TOEFL PBT score
- Minimum 100 TOEFL IBT score
- Minimum 85 MELAB score
- Minimum 7.0 IELTS score
- Minimum 68 PTE score
- Minimum 120 Duolingo English score
- Fall Semester
- Application deadline: December 1
Applications submitted after this deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Publish their research in peer-reviewed journals.
- Demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate students.
- Seek employment in fields that reflect their area of training.
The Master of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences–Neurosciences is offered in consortium with the Cleveland Clinic and Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). The program allows students to complete research projects under the guidance of a neuroscience faculty member at Kent State University and faculty from the other two institutions.
Students complete a common set of core courses that cover fundamental principles in neuroscience, from the cellular/molecular to the systems level. Students also complete elective courses tailored to their chosen subdiscipline. Areas of research focus on the neurosciences include behavioral neuroscience, sensory neuroscience, developmental neuroscience and neurodegenerative diseases.