B.S. in Neuroscience: Systems, Behavior and Plasticity + M.S. 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 Neuro@Temple.edu. 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 Neuro@Temple.edu, with the applicant’s full name in the subject line.