MA in Cognitive & Neural Systems

MA students are required to complete eight semester courses (32 credits), at least six of which must be from the CNS program’s curriculum. The remaining courses may be selected, with approval of the student’s faculty advisor, from other CNS courses and from courses offered by:

  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Medicine
  • Physics
  • Physiology & Biophysics
  • Psychology

Language Requirement

There is no foreign language requirement for this degree.

Comprehensive Examination

The MA examination is offered each year in January and in May. A student must have passed at least four 500-level courses in the CNS curriculum to take the MA examination.