• Center City Campus
  • College of Life Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science

Program Length

2 Years

Program Type

  • On Campus

Contact Information


Position: Program Director

Program Information Contact

Name: Alexandra Whitman
Position: Program Coordinator

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The Master of Science in Neuroscience program at Jefferson provides high-level, scholarly, scientific training to qualified individuals interested in pursuing diverse careers to research, foster, disseminate and facilitate an in-depth understanding of the nervous system under normal and pathological conditions. Sidney Kimmel Medical College faculty from the Department of Neuroscience and other basic science and clinical departments train students in a breadth of topical areas in basic and translational neuroscience.

The curriculum of study includes neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, cell biology, biochemistry, and molecular biology and requires completion of a research or capstone thesis depending on student's career path. A flexible program and multidisciplinary faculty prepare students to pursue professions in diverse fields, including education, research in academia and industry, and consulting.

All of our master's programs are designated Professional Science Master’s (PSM). PSM is a graduate/professional degree grounded in science and designed for a variety of career options in business, government, or non-profit organizations. The degree combines advanced coursework in science with an array of professional skill-development activities aligned with the needs of 21st-century employers.

Program Overview

A flexible 40-credit program can be taken part-time or full-time to accommodate working students.

Neuroscience skills training occurs in laboratory or clinical settings.

The Master of Science program in Neuroscience prepares graduates for positions in academia, pharmaceutical and biotech industries, publishing and communications, contract research organizations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, including research assistant, laboratory technician, laboratory manager, medical writer, science teacher in academia colleges and universities.

The MS in Neuroscience degree may serve as a stepping stone to additional advanced degrees in science and medicine, including the PhD and MD degrees.