BS in Neuroscience: Systems, Behavior and Plasticity + MS in Neuroscience: Systems, Behavior and Plasticity

Admissions Process

Students apply to the program in the spring semester of the junior year after completing a minimum of 72 undergraduate credits. Additionally, students must have a faculty sponsor who has agreed to mentor the student’s master’s project research during the four-semester program.

The accelerated +1 MS degree program consists of a maximum of 113 semester hours of undergraduate coursework, a maximum of 10 semester hours of graduate coursework to count towards both the undergraduate and the graduate degrees, and an additional 20 semester hours of graduate coursework as a graduate student. Upon successful completion of the fourth year, students receive a BS in neuroscience (using 10 credits of graduate coursework) if they have met all other degree requirements. At the end of the contiguous fifth year, students receive a MS in neuroscience.

Admission Requirements

  • Neuroscience GPA: 3.67
  • Overall GPA: 3.67
  • A mentorship agreement from the faculty sponsor


Applications are due April 1st of junior year

Student Application Materials

Assemble and submit the following materials as email attachments to All materials must be submitted in a single email.

  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts
  • +1 Application Form (form will download)
  • Signed Faculty Sponsor Agreement (form will download)
  • A personal statement describing the reasons for pursuing a master’s degree, current research interests, research experience and future career goals
  • Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation from Temple University faculty are required. At least one letter must be from a faculty member affiliated with the College of Liberal Arts neuroscience program. Please request that faculty recommenders submit the letter as an email attachment to, with the applicant’s full name in the subject line.