Program Description 4+1
The 4+1 Master in Neuroscience Program offers outstanding Temple University Neuroscience majors the opportunity to earn both the Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and the Master of Science in Neuroscience in just 5 years. Admission to the program is highly selective. The program is designed to provide a research-intensive experience, advanced coursework, and professional development to students who intend to pursue doctoral studies in any of the academic Neuroscience disciplines.
The accelerated 4+1 MS degree program will consist 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 will receive a B.S. 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 will receive a M.S. in Neuroscience.
Students apply to the 4+1 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.
- Neuroscience GPA 3.67
- Overall GPA 3.67
- A mentorship agreement from the faculty sponsor
Applications are due April 1, 2017.
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
- 4+1 Application Form (download)
- Signed Faculty Sponsor Agreement (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 CLA 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.